July 2019 

Answer the July  Question of the Month  
regarding the Family Engagement website.  
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Important Dates
Ongoing: Fall semester course registration for current students

July 9: Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal from Summer II classes

July 12:  Bronco Night Out: Black Panther

July 13: WMU Night at John Ball Zoo 

July 22: Last day to withdraw from Summer II classes. Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal.

August 1: Last day to apply for December graduation

August 9: Bronco Brewfest 2019 
August 16: Summer II session ends   
Looking Ahead
Aug. 20: Summer II grades posted late in the day

Aug. 21: Fall semester
tuition and fees due

Aug. 23-25: Students move into residence halls (see schedule)

Aug. 24-27: Fall Welcome Program

Aug. 23-30: One-Stop Center open

Aug. 27: Bronco Bash

Aug. 28: Fall semester classes begin

October 11-13: Family Weekend/Homecoming

Complete University calendar of events.  
2019 Game Day Shirt
The 2019 official Game Day t-shirts are in and are selling quickly! These shirts, sold in the WMU Bookstore and online, support the Invisible Need Project Student Emergency Relief Fund.

Networking Opportunities for Families
If you are a Facebook subscriber, here are pages to stay connected with WMU:

The official  WMU Family Engagement Facebook page

WMU Bronco Parents - an unofficial page facilitated by WMU parents and family members
New Student Orientation 2019
Thank you for joining us during the month of June for New Student Orientation. We enjoyed meeting those of you who stopped by our table, and we look forward to working with you during your student's time here at WMU.
Here are links to some of the Orientation presentations from our colleagues across campus:
Academic Panel - This presentation covers Academic Success Programs and Services, Academic Advising and Understanding the Curriculum and Requirements.
Student Accounts, Billing and Authorized User - This presentation covers the information regarding payments, billing and the authorized user process. 
Public Safety - This presentation covers the role of the WMU Department of Public Safety, including the emergency notification system, alcohol and other drug policies and more.
Financial Aid- "Ways to Pay"

Reminders for New Students and Families
Required online modules for new students will be available on July 15. Instructions will be sent to your student's WMU email account.
  • Transit Financial Wellness - Assists students in learning about money management through personalized financial education for college and beyond. 
  • AlcoholEdu for College - Empowers students to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and helps them reflect on issues related to drinking. 
  • Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates - Focuses on healthy relationships, the importance of consent, and clear communication. This module also emphasizes the many ways students contribute to the creation of a safe and positive campus environment.
Fall Move-In Information

The Bernhard Center Family Hospitality Room will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m . on move-in days Aug. 23 & 24.  Join us in room 105-107 to:
  • Write a note of encouragement to your student (to be delivered a few weeks into the fall semester).
  • Take a break from the stress of move-in day (refreshments and tissues provided).
  • Bring a photo of your pet(s) to be displayed on the bulletin boards in your student's residence hall. 
  • Get your last-minute questions answered.
  • Pick up a special gift!
Links to helpful information:
Financial/Academic Reminders
  • For questions regarding financial aid, contact Bronco Express by visiting them in the lower level of the Bernhard Center or calling (269) 387-6000.
  • Remind your student to send in final high school transcripts as soon as possible.
  • Fall tuition bills will be posted to your student's GoWMU account around July 25; payment is due on Aug. 21.
Family Weekend and Homecoming 2019

Family Weekend and Homecoming 2019 will be held October 11 - 13, 2019. 

Event details and ticket information will be available on the Family Engagement  website  in the near future.  In the meantime, make your hotel reservations! 
Local hotels are filling up fast.
WMU Family Engagement
Campus Location: 2113 Faunce Student Services
(269) 387-4820