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At Western Michigan University, we believe parents and families are valued partners in each student’s educational progress. Our services and programs are designed to help you support your student’s growth, personal development and overall success, beginning as a prospective student and continuing throughout the college years to graduation. Whether you live across town or halfway around the globe, we will engage you in the University experience while fostering your student’s independence.

We encourage you to sign up to receive the WMU Family Connection newsletter. Sign up by registering your email address so that we can stay connected to you. You will receive electronic newsletters that include important date reminders, transition tips, information about upcoming events and campus news.

If you need any assistance, please contact me at or (269) 387-4820. Feel free to stop by my office, located in Faunce Student Services Building, whenever you visit campus.

I look forward to meeting you!

Shari Glaser, Director
Family Engagement

 previous Question of the Month

October 2017 Question of the Month

Do you have enough information about WMU academic support services to 
advise your student when help is needed and how your student taps into 
these services?

Answer Number of Responses Response Ratio
Absolutely yes! I have all the information I need. 131 12.8%
I know about some resources but could use more information. 310 30.3%
I'm not sure what's available or how my student finds information. 290 28.4%
I don't have a clue about what is available. 101 9.9%
My student is self-sufficient and doesn't need my help in finding resources. 145 14.2%
My student doesn't ask for my advice or assistance. 41 4.0%
Total 1020 100%

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