Orientation

View the 2018 New Student Orientation program dates, costs, and attendance policies here

View the New Student Orientation 2018 (student) Schedule

View the New Student Orientation 2018 (Parent and Family) Schedule

The sign-up process for New Student Orientation will begin on January 31, 2018

The 2017 Campus Navigator is live and ready to serve as your complete guide to Orientation, First-Year Experience, and University resources. 

All 2018 high school graduates entering Western in the fall will be required to attend Orientation in the summer.  This is regardless of dual enrollment, Early Middle College, and transferable credits.  All 2017 high school graduates, that have not attended any college post high school graduation, will also be required to attend New Student Orientation in the summer.  Students will meet with Academic Advisors and register for fall classes during Orientation.  With the exception of Medallion students that participated in "Honors First," students will not be allowed to register for classes prior to attending Orientation.

The mission of the Western Michigan University Orientation program is to provide a comprehensive experience which will aid new students in their transition to the institution, expose new students to the educational opportunities within WMU, integrate new students into the academic and campus life of the institution, increase the retention rate of new students, assist parents and families of new students to understand the University environment and services and enhance parental awareness of issues facing college students.

 

Welcome

Steve Booher.Congratulations on your decision to attend Western Michigan University. You will soon join the ranks of the many proud Broncos that have graced our campus in the past 115 years. Western Michigan University has countless points of pride and when you study here, you are learning from some of the best instructors in the country. Your college years are a time of learning, exploration and self-discovery; there are many opportunities waiting for you.

Your WMU journey begins with summer orientation. You will make great connections with faculty and staff as well as other new students, many of whom could become your friends for life. You will leave orientation with a lot of Bronco pride and the excitement of returning in September to begin your collegiate journey. All incoming freshmen for fall 2017 are required to attend summer orientation as it is greatly important for your future success at WMU. We are looking forward to getting to know you and helping you make your transition to Western Michigan University.

With Bronco pride,

Steve Booher
Orientation Coordinator