Fall Welcome


click here for the fall welcome alternate ambassador application

 Fall Welcome is a three-day program that assists first-year and transfer students with their academic and social transitions to WMU. Building on the foundation created at summer orientation, Fall Welcome will connect students with WMU, other students, faculty, and staff. All first-year students are expected to attend Fall Welcome and transfer students are encouraged to participate as well.

                                    FALL WELCOME IS MANDATORY FOR ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS!

fall welcome move-in dates are as follows:  Early Move-in for all students registered for Fall welcome and participating in first-year seminar, lee honors college, alpha, trIo, sieta, Emerging leaders, mlk academy, rotc and afrotc will move in from 9 a.m. to noon with last name initial of a to k and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with last name initial of l to z.

fall welcome students not in a special program will move-in on wednesday, august 30 from 9 a.m. to noon by last initial of a to k and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with last initial of l to z.

transfer students registered for fall welcome will move-in on wednesday, august 30 from 9 a.m. to noon regardless of last name initial.

all other students not registered for fall welcome can move-in starting on friday, september 1.


More detailed information about Fall Welcome 2017 will be available in JUNE 2017.  Please check back then.



Why you should attend Fall Welcome

The purpose of Fall Welcome is to give you all the tools you need to get an excellent start to your college career. We want you to become an engaged college student, and Fall Welcome does this by assisting you in developing the skills you need to be prepared for the fall semester on the first day of class. You will meet your roommate and make other new friends and we'll help you find that student organization that is just right for you. It is our expectation that Fall Welcome will help you navigate your way around campus and become acquainted with the campus resources that are critical to your student success.

At Western Michigan University it is our strong position that all first-year students will benefit from the Fall Welcome program. Your participation in the activities during the week will assist your transition to WMU, helping you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings. Ultimately, this will help you succeed during your first semester at WMU and beyond.