December 2018 
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Important Dates
Ongoing: Spring semester course registration continues

2019-20 FAFSA filing opened on Oct. 1

Dec. 10-13: Final exams week

Dec 14: Residence halls close at 7 p.m. Spring Orientation

Dec. 15: Commencement

Dec. 18: Fall semester grades posted late in the day

Dec. 21: Bronco Football in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Dec. 24 - Jan. 1: Holiday recess - many offices closed or on reduced hours

Jan 2, 2019: Spring semester tuition and fees due 

Jan. 5: Residence halls re-open at 10 a.m.

Jan. 7: Spring semester classes begin

Jan. 7-8: One Stop Convenience Center

Jan. 14: Last day to drop and add courses through GoWMU

Jan. 16: $100 late add fee begins. Withdrawals recorded as "W" on transcript
 
Jan. 17: Last day to receive 90% refund for complete withdrawal 

Jan. 18: Last day to apply for Spring graduation (deadline extended) 
 
Looking Ahead
Jan. 21: Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr, Day recess. (No classes)
 
Jan. 22: Last day to receive 50% refund for partial withdrawal  
 
Jan. 24: Western Warm-Up
 
Jan. 28: Housing sign-up begins for returning students

Jan 30: Housing sign-up begins for new students

Feb. 1: Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal. Deadline to apply for summer graduation. Orientation registration begins. Legacy scholarship deadline
 
 
March 1: Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal. Spirit Day (no classes) 
 
Mar. 4-8: Spring Break (residence halls open with reduced services, dining halls closed)

March 18: Last day to withdraw from classes

April 22-25: Final Exams

April 27: Spring Commencement 
 
Complete University calendar of events    
Spring Registration
If your student hasn't yet registered for spring semester, please encourage an appointment with an academic advisor before  the holidays. WMU offices are open through Dec. 21. 
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
The Broncos will take on BYU in the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, ID on Friday, December 21 at 4 p.m. ET. Bronco Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets directly through the WMU Athletic Ticket Office. We look forward to seeing you in Boise!

Residence Halls
24 hour quiet hours will be in effect throughout final exams week. The halls close at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Leaving for the Holidays reminders to share with your student:
  • Discard any perishable foods. (You really don't want to come back to that smell.) 
  • Don't announce your absence on social media and networking sites. 
  • Secure electronics and other valuables out of plain sight if you're not taking them with you.
  • Make sure the doors and windows are securely locked and close the curtains or blinds so no one can see inside your room or apartment. (Not just during the holiday break, but also any time you are away.)
  • For off-campus students, make arrangements for mail delivery. Either arrange with the post office to hold your mail or ask someone to pick up your mail regularly.
  • Don't hide a spare key in an easily accessible location.

The residence halls will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. 

 Commencement Reminders
Three commencement ceremonies will be held on December 15 in Miller Auditorium.

9 a.m.
College of Aviation
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Health and Human Services

Noon
Haworth College of Business
College of Education and Human Development

3 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Fine Arts
Extended University Programs
 
Graduates are able to RSVP for the ceremony and reserve four guest tickets through their GoWMU account. The deadline for tickets is Dec.10. Students may reserve two additional tickets, if available, on Dec. 13 and 14. 
Last Minute Holiday Gifts
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The Student Recreation Center is offering gift certificates for programs such as fitness, F45 functional training, locker rentals and personal training.  

Visit our   online store to purchase your gift certificate today. All orders must be placed by December 16 to ensure delivery before Christmas. 
 

Invisible Need Project T-Shirts
 
The 2018 Game Day T-shirts are still on sale at the WMU Bookstore.

$5 of each shirt sold goes to the Student Emergency Relief Fund!
The Pace Family enjoying Family Weekend 2018!

WMU Family Engagement
Campus Location: 2415 Faunce Student Services
shari.glaser@wmich.edu
(269) 387-4820