September 2018 
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Important Dates
Sept 5: Last day to drop and add classes.

Sept. 6: Last day to receive 100% refund.


Sept. 7: $100 late add fee begins. Withdrawals recorded as "W" on transcript.
Last day to receive 90% refund for complete withdrawal.

Sept. 11: Part-time Job Fair

Sept. 12: Last day to receive 50% refund for partial withdrawal

Sept. 13: Major Excitement

Sept. 17: Spring 2018 course offerings open for viewing

Sept. 18: Supply Chain career fair

Sept: 20: Meet the Firms career fair (for accounting, finance, and information systems majors)

Sept. 24: Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal

Sept. 26: Engineering Expo
Study Abroad Fair

Sept. 27: WMU-Cooley Law School Open House

Sept. 29: 2018 China Festival

Sept. 30: JC Penney Suit Up event 

Oct. 1: Spring 2019 registration begins

October 5-7: Family Weekend and Homecoming 
 
Looking Ahead
Oct. 12: Admissions Open House

Oct. 17-19: Fall recess (residence halls open with reduced services)

Oct. 22: Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal

Oct. 27: Admissions Open House

Oct. 29: Last day to withdraw from classes

Nov. 2: Admissions Open House

Nov. 21: Thanksgiving break begins at noon (residence halls open with reduced services)

Dec. 10-13: Final exams week

Dec 14: Residence halls close at 7 p.m.

Dec. 15: Commencement

Dec. 18: Fall semester grades posted late in the day

Jan 2, 2019: Spring semester tuition and fees due

Jan. 5: Residence halls re-open at 10 a.m.

Jan. 7: Spring semester classes begin

Complete University calendar of events.  
 

 
 
Family Weekend and Homecoming
Check out the Family Weekend   website  for complete information about Family Weekend and Homecoming events and activities, Oct. 5-7.
Highlights of the weekend include the pregame tailgate - family friendly and fun for everyone, Bronco football vs. Eastern Michigan, 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 two theatrical productions by the WMU Theatre department, WMU's Night of Excellence, and Art Hop in downtown Kalamazoo.

How do I order tickets?
You can order event tickets through the Bronco   ticket office  with the promotion code, FAMILY or call (269) 387-8092.

Does my WMU student need a ticket to the pre-game tailgate stampede?   
Yes. All tailgate attendees need to purchase a ticket (wrist band).This is a "can't miss" event with an all-you-can-eat breakfast and brunch buffet, 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 WMU Jazz Studies program. 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?   


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

Financial Aid
October 1 is right around the corner and is the first day to file the 2019-20 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Prepare to file early!
Sending Mail/Packages to Campus
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Make sure you use the correct mailing address format for mail and packages sent to your student. Click here for complete information and follow the instructions exactly to ensure there are no delays.

No time to create a care package? The Gold'n Brown Bakery is right here on campus with a variety of goodies to celebrate your student. Campus delivery service is available.
Study Abroad
Is your student interested in studying abroad? Encourage them to attend the Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 26.

You may be wondering, is Study Abroad affordable?

Answer: Yes! Study Abroad can be affordable.
There are many scholarship opportunities available and a student's college may offer scholarships specifically for studying abroad.
 
In 201 7-18 the Haenicke Institute for Global Education awarded over $400,000 in scholarships.
Exchange programs (where a WMU student and an international student switch places) can also be an affordable option and in some cases may be more economical than the cost of attendance for a semester on WMU's campus!


Career Preparation
Encourage your student to consider this opportunity to build their career-ready wardrobe at affordable prices.
 
WMU Family Engagement
Campus Location: 2415 Faunce Student Services
shari.glaser@wmich.edu
(269) 387-4820