Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome students posing for a photo.Fall Welcome is a four-day program that assists first-year students with their academic and social transitions to college life. Building on the foundation created at summer orientation, Fall Welcome will connect first-year students with WMU, other students, faculty, and staff. All first-year students are expected to attend Fall Welcome.

Fall Welcome is August 31 - September 2, 2016, with an early move-in day on August 30 for students in select programs. Please check back after May 1 to see which programs move in on August 30.

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.

Students posing for a photo at Fall Welcome.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 from high school to college, helping you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings. Ultimately, this will help you succeed during your first semester and beyond.