Graduate and Professional School Fair 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

3 to 6 p.m.
Bernhard Center ballrooms

FOR STUDENTS

Graduate and Professional School Fair, held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 24, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom, provides opportunities to explore options for advanced studies. Graduate and professional schools in Michigan and throughout the United States will participate in the fair.  This event is open to all who are interested in pursuing graduate education. Free parking will be available in Lot 80 (Ellsworth Hall parking ramp) at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road. View a parking map here

Students seeking tips on how to apply to graduate, law, or medical schools may attend 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 at (269) 387-8237 or email linda.comrie@wmich.edu.

View list of registered graduate and professional schools

FOR SCHOOLS

Graduate and Professional School Fair, held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 24, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom, provides opportunities to explore options for advanced studies.

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 lot 80, which is the parking ramp at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road).  See the interactive map of the WMU campus.

Register for the Graduate and Professional School Fair

Package Delivery Services

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 24. 

Packages must be addressed to:
Western Michigan University
c/o GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
Attn: Linda Comrie
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 October 17 and 21.
  • 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 25.

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

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Baymont Inn*, 2203 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-7999
Best Western Plus Kalamazoo Suites*, 2575 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 350-5522
Country Inn and Suites*, 1912 E. Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002, (269) 382-2303
Fairfield Inn West*, 6420 Cracker Barrel Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 353-6400
Hampton Inn & Suites**, 5059 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 372-1010
Holiday Inn-West*, 2747 S. 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, (269) 375-6000
Radisson Plaza Hotel**, 100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, (269) 343-3333
*For discount, please ask for the Western Michigan University rate.
**For discount, please ask for the Western Friends & Family rate.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Checker Cab, (269) 345-0177
Metro Transit Bus, (269) 337-8222

AIRLINE RESERVATIONS

American Airlines, (800) 433-7300
Delta, (800) 221-1212
Continental, (800) 523-3273
Midwest, (800) 452-2022
Northwest, (800) 221-1212
U.S. Air, (800) 428-4322
Visit the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport website for flight information.

RESTAURANTS

Applebee's, (269) 382-4448
Bilbo's Pizza, (269) 382-5544
The Union, (269) 384-6756
Burdick's Bar & Grill, (269) 226-3192
Food Dance Café, (269) 382-1888
Gallagher's Eatery & Pub, (269) 372-7177
Martell's, (269) 375-2105
Olde Peninsula, (269) 343-2739
Outback Steakhouse, (269) 342-4329
T.G.I. Friday's, (269) 349-6010
University Roadhouse, (269) 345-7990
Webster's Fine Dining, (269) 343-4444