March 2018 
Answer the Question of the Month  
regarding information needs for families.  
  
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Important Dates
Ongoing:
Summer I and Summer II course registration

Fall semester course registration for current students

Housing sign up

New Student Orientation sign up
 
March 19: Last day to withdraw from classes

March 25: Suit Up Event

March: 31: Application deadline for August graduation

Looking Ahead
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)

June 27: WMU Night at Comerica Park

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.  
 
Miller Auditorium New Bag Policy
To enhance the safety of our patrons, Miller Auditorium has adopted a bag policy that will go into effect on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

When coming to Miller, bags and purses should be no larger than 4.5" X 6.5" or approximately the size of small handbag or clutch purse. Anything larger than that may be subject to search or you may be requested to return the bag to your vehicle. Backpacks of any kind are strictly prohibited.

If you have questions regarding the new policy call (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or visit the Milller website.
WMU NIght at Comerica Park

Spring Commencement - 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
 
March 29 is the deadline to order a commencement program tribute or an inscribed brick at the Alumni Center to celebrate your student.

Graduating students will be able to reserve up to four guest tickets starting Wednesday, April 5 through their GoWMU account. 
 
WMU graduation announcements, thank you cards and other items are available from  Balfour .  
Reminders for Current Students and Families
This coming Monday, March 19 is the last day for students to self-withdraw from spring semester classes. If your student is considering dropping a class, please urge them to check with the Bronco Express office and their academic advisor to avoid unintended consequences.

Fall registration began on Monday, March 12 for current students. The priority schedule can be found on the Registrar's Office website. Remind your student to meet with an academic advisor before signing up for classes.

If you haven't filed your 2018-19 FAFSA, there is still time. Even though the Michigan priority deadline has passed, you may still be eligible to receive aid. Apply today.

Summer I undergraduate and graduate financial aid applications are now available. Summer II financial aid applications will be posted in April.
Reminders for New Students and Families
  • Attend an Admitted Student Event.
  • 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).
  • Make plans to have final high school transcripts sent to WMU.
Career and Interview Planning
Is your student preparing for an internship, interview, or launch into their career after graduation? JCPenney is offering a 40% discount for career apparel during a special sale for WMU students, their families and recent alumni.

February Question of the Month
How much influence do you think you should have on your student's career choice?


Number of responses
Response ratio
A Lot
18
3.4%
Some
199
37.7%
A Little
171
32.4%
Very Little
114
21.6%
None
23
4.3%
No response
2
<1%
Total
527
100%
#Ask the Montgomerys
 
Is there something your student has always wanted to ask the #WMU president or first lady? Next week, they can head over to Twitter from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, and use  
#AskTheMontgomerys
Ed and Kari will answer as many questions as they can.  
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WMU Family Engagement
Campus Location: 2415 Faunce Student Services
shari.glaser@wmich.edu
(269) 387-4820