Graduate and Professional School Fair

October 6, 2014

Graduate and Professional School Fair, held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 6, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom, provides opportunities to explore options for advanced studies. Pre-registration is not required, and free parking will be available in Parking Structure No. 1 at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road.

More than 70 graduate, law, and medical schools in Michigan and throughout the United States will participate in the fair. 

Attendees seeking tips on how to apply to graduate, law, or medical schools may participate in one of three workshops held from 3 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center, near the fair's main exhibit hall. No registration is required for the workshops. For more information, call Linda Comrie, office coordinator in the WMU Graduate College, at linda.comrie@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8237.

View registered graduate and professional schools

Graduate and professional schools registration

Parking for Graduate and Professional School Representatives

Graduate and professional school recruiters can unload their vehicles in front of the Bernhard Center (GPS address: 1922 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo 49008-5408) before parking in the designated lot (Parking Structure No. 1 at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road).  See the interactive map of the WMU campus.

Shipping Packages to the Fair

Vendors are welcome to send packages containing graduate fair materials to WMU prior to the Graduate and Professional School Fair. Materials must be sent via FedEx and UPS only, and vendors are responsible for shipping costs. WMU Logistical Services will ensure that your materials are at the Bernhard Center at WMU when you arrive on the afternoon of October 6.

Packages must be addressed to:
Western Michigan University
c/o GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
1201 Oliver Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5347

  • FedEx and UPS are the only vendors that can be used for shipping to WMU.
  • To ensure that packages are at the Bernhard Center on the afternoon of the fair, please arrange delivery to WMU between September 29 and October 3.
  • Vendors should record the tracking number for packages shipped to WMU and have it handy on the day of the fair.
  • Return labels MUST BE printed by the vendors and attached to outgoing packages for shipment. Packages cannot be sent without the return label. WMU Logistical Services will gather the return packages after the fair (no later than 6:15 p.m., Bernhard Center at the registration table), and packages will be sent out Tuesday, October 7.

Questions regarding WMU Logistical Services and delivery of packages to the Graduate and Professional School Fair should be directed to:

Mr. Marcel Sirois
(269) 387-8811
marcel.sirois@wmich.edu
OR
Mr. Dave Micele
(269) 387-8817
david.micele@wmich.edu

Accommodations

To arrange hotel accommodations, please call the hotels directly.

Holiday Inn-West
2747 S. 11th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: (269) 375-6000

Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 343-3333

Staybridge Suites
2001 Seneca Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone:  (269) 372-8000

Baymont Inn
2203 S. 11th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: (269) 372-7999

Comfort Inn
739 West Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 384-2800

Econo Lodge
3750 Easy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 388-3551

Red Roof Inn-West
5425 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: (269) 375-7400

Dining Options

Applebee’s (269)382-4448
Brewster’s Junction (269)344-0600
Gallagher’s Eatery & Pub (269) 372-7177
McGinnis Landing (269) 388-9911
Burdick’s (269) 343-0032
Olde Peninsula (269) 343-2739
Outback Steakhouse (269) 342-4329
Sushiya (269) 342-7340
T.G.I.Friday’s (269) 349-6010
Texas Corral (269) 344-8590
The Union (269) 384-6756
University Roadhouse     (269) 345-7990
Wine Loft (269) 343-9227
Webster’s Fine Dining (269) 343-4444   
Zazio’s Italian Eatery (269) 384-2650

Ground Transportation Options

Bronco Taxi Co. (269) 343-3000
Checker Cab (269) 345-0177
Metro Transit Bus (269) 337-8222

Air Cargo

Jet Transit (pick-up) (269) 344-0920
Northwest 800-692-2746