September 2017
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Important Dates
Sept. 18: Last day to receive 50% refund for partial withdrawal. 

Sept. 20: Engineering Expo

Sept. 23:  Bronco Football vs. Wagner

Sept. 25: Spring course catalog open for viewing

Sept. 26: Integrated Supply Management Career Night

Sept. 27: Study Abroad Fair

Sept. 29: Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal

Sept. 30: Admissions Open House. Bronco Football vs. Ball State

Oct. 9: Spring semester course registration begins

Oct. 10: Marketing, Food & Sales Marketing Career Night

Oct. 11: Business Career Day

Oct. 13-15: Family Weekend and Homecoming. Bronco Football vs. Akron 
Looking Ahead
Oct. 21: Admissions Open House

Oct. 25: Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal

Nov. 1: Bronco Football vs. Central Michigan

Nov. 4: Admissions Open House

Nov. 6: Last day to withdraw from classes

Nov. 8: Bronco Football vs.  Kent State

Nov. 22: Thanksgiving recess begins at noon

Nov. 27: Classes resume

Dec. 11-14: Final Exams week

Dec. 15: Residence halls close at 7 p.m. for winter recess

Dec. 16: Commencement

Dec. 19: Final grades available through GoWMU late in the day

Dec. 22: University closed through Jan. 1, 2018

Jan 2, 2018: University reopens

Jan 6: Residence halls reopen at 10 a.m.

Jan 8: Spring semester classes begin. Tuition and fees due.   

Complete University calendar of events.  

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The Homecoming/Family Weekend game on Oct. 14 is a Bronco Gold-Out so gold is the color of the day. Support our Invisible Need Project by purchasing the official 2017  game day t-shirt . $5 of every shirt goes to the Student Emergency Relief Fund.

Reminder: Waldo Stadium has a clear bag policy. Order your clear Bronco bag from the WMU Bookstore.

Family Weekend and Homecoming 2017

Check out the Family Weekend website for complete information about Family Weekend and Homecoming events and activities, Oct. 13-15. 

Highlights of the weekend include the pregame tailgate - family friendly and fun for everyone, Bronco football vs. Akron, and Sunday brunch in the Valley Dining Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I plan to arrive? 
Your arrival in Kalamazoo depends on your interests. Events taking place on Friday evening include a theatrical production by the WMU Theatre department, Bronco Hockey, and the  Distinguished Alumni reception.

How do I order tickets?
You can order event tickets through the Bronco ticket office with the promotion code, FAMILY.

Does my WMU student need a ticket to the pre-game tailgate?   
Yes. All tailgate attendees need to purchase a ticket.This is a "can't miss" event with an all-you-can-eat BBQ, live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.

Can I sit with my WMU student at the football game? 
Yes. WMU students get into the game for free by showing their Bronco ID cards. Family and friends can purchase football tickets at a discounted rate of $15 and sit with your WMU student in the student section (which spans one entire side of the stadium).

Tell me about the Sunday Brunch.
Our annual Family Weekend Sunday Brunch will be in the Valley Dining Center. Live entertainment will be provided by students from the School of Music. Advance ticket purchase is available and WMU students with a valid meal plan or dining dollars can swipe their Bronco ID cards. Delicious food in a beautiful setting - what better way to enjoy time with your student?

Financial Aid Reminder

It's already time to plan ahead! The 2018-19 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available beginning Oct. 1 with a priority deadline of March 1, 2018 for the state of Michigan.

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Students often benefit from a reminder that they are well-supported by their loved ones at home and mail is always appreciated.

New mailing addresses went into effect last month and it is important to use the correct address format  so your letters, cards, and packages get to your student as quickly as possible. 

Click here for complete information.

And if you don't have time to put together a care package, no worries. The Gold'n Brown Bakery is right here on campus with a variety of goodies to celebrate your student. Campus delivery service available.
WMU Family Engagement
Campus Location: 2415 Faunce Student Services
(269) 387-4820