Welcome Guide

SUMMER 2018 Orientation Information

Congratulations and welcome to the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS) at Western Michigan University! This guide has important information to help you transition smoothly to Student smiling and giving peace sign with handWMU. We recommend that you print a copy of this guide and carry it with you while you are travelling.

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Important Dates to Remember

Residence halls open (early move-in) To Be Determined
New student orientation  Thursday, May 3 - Friday, May 4
First day of classes Monday, May 7
Last day of CELCIS classes Friday, August 10

All new students are required to attend orientation.


Orientation check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center. You will receive a complete schedule of orientation activities during registration.

WMU's Bernhard Center

Visit here for a campus map or directions to the Bernhard Center.

Orientation includes: ISORP leader at podium in Bernhard Center

  • Registration
  • Placement testing
  • Campus tour
  • Information sessions
  • Shopping trip
  • Assistance with banking 
  • Assistance with housing
  • Social events