First-Year Student Resources

Campus Navigator

This publication is produced by the Office of First-Year Experience and is provided in print form to all incoming first-year and transfer students at New Student Orientation programs. It is also available as a PDF.

  

Career Development Guide


This publication is produced by the Office of Career and Student Employment Services and is available in print form and as a PDF. This guide provides information, samples, and worksheets to facilitate career planning for students.

 

 

Fall Welcome Schedule of Events

For more information about Fall Welcome and to view the schedule of events, click on the link above. 

 

 International Admissions and Services Handbook


This publication is produced by the Office of International Admissions and is provided in digital form to all new incoming international students. This handbook is designed to help international students become acquainted with Western Michigan University, the Kalamazoo area, and American life to make the adjustment as easy, comfortable and fulfilling as possible.

Parent and Family Guide

This publication is produced by the Office of Family Engagement and is available to all prospective, incoming and current students and their families. It offers information specifically for parents and families.

 

 

wmu signature program

WMU Signature is an opportunity for students to be recognized for the learning that occurs outside of the classroom.  By participating, students will be able to connect the dots between all of their experiences, while gaining transferable skills to better market themselves to future employers or institutions.

Student Success Guide

This guide is produced by the Office of the Registrar and provides information about registration, grading, definitions, class scheduling, Degree Works and a variety of other academic information. This guide is available solely as a PDF.

 

Student Resource Guide (Multicultural Affairs)

This publication is a directory to assist you on where to go for popular services or goods, area churches and places of worship, businesses, organizations, and community services that students frequently utilize. It is solely available as a PDF.

  

WMU Catalogs


These publications are the official source of the university’s academic programs, courses, policies and procedures. The catalog should be used as a guide—in conjunction with your academic advisor—in planning a course of study and in meeting requirements for graduation.

 

Plan It 4-Ward

Jump start your college planning with the Plan It 4-Ward worksheet.  Use this to start filling in your academic plan, career plan, financial plan and engagement plan. There is also a website listed in each box for you to explore as you make your notes. For a more detailed explanation on what Plan It 4-Ward is and how you can use it to assist you during your time at WMU, download this Word document or this PowerPoint presentation.

  Printable PDF Student success programs service directory

 

 links and information are the most recent.  most documents are updated sometime in may.