February 2018 
Answer the Question of the Month  
regarding career selection involvement.  
  
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Important Dates
Ongoing:
Summer I and Summer II course registration

Housing sign up

New Student Orientation sign up

Feb. 7: STEM Fair

Feb. 8: Career Fair


Feb. 19: Admitted Student Event, fall course offerings available for viewing

Feb. 28: application deadline for June graduation

March 2: Spirit Day (no classes). Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal.


March 5-9: Spring Break

March 12: Spring classes resume, fall course registration begins   

Looking Ahead
March 19: Last day to withdraw from classes

March: 31: Application deadline for August graduation

April 18: Education Career Fair

April 23-26: Final Exam Week

April 28: Commencement

May 7: Summer I session begins

May 31: New Student Orientation begins (11 2-day sessions)

Aug. 22: Fall semester tuition and fees due

Aug. 24-26: Students move into residence halls (see schedule)

Aug. 25-28: Fall Welcome Program

Aug. 29: Fall classes begin

Complete University calendar of events.  
 
WMU Signature  offers a student-initiated trajectory to explore and develop passions and interests through co-curricular experiences.  
Upon completion, students receive recognition with a university endorsed designation on their transcript and diploma.
Spring Commencement
Spring commencement is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Four ceremonies will be held at Miller Auditorium and complete details are on the commencement website.  
 
9 a.m. College of Education and Human Development
           College of Fine Arts

Noon  College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
           College of Health and Human Services

3 p.m. College of Aviation
           Haworth College of Business
           Extended University Programs

6 p.m. College of Arts and Sciences

Graduating students will be able to reserve up to four guest tickets starting Wednesday, April 5 through their GoWMU account.

Celebrate your new graduate with a commencement program tribute or an inscribed brick at the Alumni Center. Only 100 bricks left! Order by March 29. 
 
WMU graduation announcements, thank you cards and other items are available from  Balfour .  
Reminders
Advising for fall semester: Now is the time for current students to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to plan for fall semester. Course registration starts in March.

Flu Shots are still available at Sindecuse Health Center. Encourage your student to make an appointment and stay healthy.

Working on your taxes? Your student's 1098-T documents are available at 1098-t.com
 
Incoming New Student and Family Reminders
  • Send in the $100 Admissions deposit to confirm acceptance to WMU.
  • Sign up for housing.
  • Sign up for new student orientation (and make sure you are signed up to attend parent/family orientation).
  • Continue the search for scholarships. The endowed scholarship application deadline is February 15.
  • Make plans to have final high school transcripts sent to WMU.
January Question of the Month
What has been or is your greatest concern regarding your student?

Number of responses
Response ratio
Academics
63
15.6%
Involvement opportunities outside the classroom
24
5.9%
Career planning
49
12.1%
Finances
63
15.6%
Living situation
13
3.2%
Mental health
31
7.6%
Personal relationships
36
8.9%
Physical health
4
<1%
Safety
23
5.7%
Time management / study skills
68
16.8%
None
23
5.7%
No response
6
1.4%
Total
403
100%

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