May 2018 

Answer the May Question of the Month  
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Important Dates
Summer II course registration

Fall semester course registration for current students

Housing sign up

New Student Orientation sign up
May 11: Last day to drop/add Summer I classes

May 14: Last day to receive 100% refund

May 15: $100 late add fee begins. Withdrawals recorded as "W" on transcript.

May 18: Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal

May 28: Memorial Day recess - University closed

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

June 1: Last day to receive 25% refund for Summer I complete withdrawal

June 23: Commencement

June 27: Summer I ends. WMU Night at Comerica Park  
June 28: Summer II session begins. Tuition and fees due. 
Looking Ahead
July 3: Summer I grades posted late in the day

July 4: Independence day. University closed.

July 5: Last day to drop Summer II classes

July 6: Last day to receive 100% refund for Summer II

July 7: $100 late add fee begins. Withdrawals recorded as "W" on transcript.

July 10: Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal from Summer II classes

July 23: Last day to withdraw from Summer II classes. Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal.

Aug 1: Last day to apply for December graduation

Aug. 17: Summer II session ends

Aug. 21: Summer II grades posted last in the day

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. 28: Bronco Bash

Aug. 29: Fall semester classes begin

October 5-7: Family Weekend/Homecoming

Complete University calendar of events.  

Reminders for New Students and Families
Orientation is right around the corner! Be sure your student has all of their financial aid in order before attending orientation by checking their WMU email and GoWMU account daily. And don't forget to
have final high school transcripts sent to WMU.

Visit Bronco Express Frequently Asked Questions for helpful information about Financial Aid.

On May 18, students planning to live on campus will receive notification with an assigned date to log into the housing system and choose their room. This date is based on when the housing contract was completed.  
Summer Commencement - June 23
Two commencement ceremonies will be held in Miller Auditorium as follows: 
9 a.m. Haworth College of Business
           College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
           College of Health and Human Services
           College of Fine Arts

Noon   College of Arts and Sciences
            College of Aviation
            Education and Human Development
            Extended University Programs 
Honor your new graduate with a commencement program   tribute  or a commemorative brick...or both! Deadline to order is May 23.   

Join our WMU family for the third annual WMU Night at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit on June 27, 2018.

The Detroit Tigers will take on the Oakland Athletics in an evening home game, with first pitch at 7:10 p.m. ET. All WMU fans are encouraged to attend to show a strong Bronco presence and are encouraged to wear Bronco gear.  Let's pack the stadium!

Game Date and Time: 

Wednesday, June 27 @ 7:10 p.m. ET

Comerica Park-Home of the Detroit Tigers
2100 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan
Family Weekend and Homecoming 2018

Save the dates of October 5-7 for WMU's 2018 Family Weekend and Homecoming. The theme this year is FOREVER GOLD.

Highlights of this special weekend include:
  • Pre-football game tailgate event
  • Bronco football vs. Eastern Michigan
  • Sunday Brunch in the Valley Dining Center
  • Access to the Student Rec Center with your MyWMU Concierge Card
  • And much more!
Information will be available on the Family Engagement website later in May and updated throughout the summer. In the meantime, we encourage you to make your hotel reservations.

The official Game Day t-shirts will be available starting with New Student Orientation on May 31! These shirts, sold in the WMU Bookstore and online, support the Invisible Need Project Student Emergency Relief Fund.
April Question of the Month
How likely is it that your graduating student will live at home, at least for a little while, after graduation?

Answer Number of Responses Response Ratio
I'm sure of it 41 15.4%
Very likely 61 23.0%
Somewhat likely 77 29.0%
Rather unlikely 62 23.3%
Not a chance 17 6.4%
No response 5 1.8%
Total 265 100%
Networking Opportunities for Families
If you are a Facebook subscriber, here are suggestions to stay connected with WMU:

The official WMU Family Engagement Facebook page

WMU Invisible Need Project - a volunteer initiative to assist students with unmet needs

WMU Bronco Parents - an unofficial page facilitated by WMU parents and family members
WMU Family Engagement
Campus Location: 2415 Faunce Student Services
(269) 387-4820