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Out-of-State Students

25 reasons why you should be excited to attend Fall Welcome!

Because you will have the opportunity to...

  1. Get comfortable in your new home before classes start.
  2. Attend the Matriculation Ceremony- your official induction to the university.
  3. Learn about Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) and how to get involved.
  4. Connect with an academic advisor and other members of your academic college.
  5. Connect with an upper class student leader, your Fall Welcome Ambassador.
  6. Learn from nationally recognized, FUN speakers, including Curtis Zimmerman.
  7. Be a part of Click Downtown.
  8. Participate in Buster's Moonlight Stampede, the annual 3k fun run...one of the biggest social events of the week!
  9. Be eligible for fantastic prize drawings at the end of the week including a mountain bike, computer, and partial tuition for a semester.
  10. Move into your residence hall room three days early.
  11. Learn about important resources on campus to help you succeed during your first year.
  12. Have fun at late night social activities.
  13. Hang out at the Student Recreation Center.
  14. Win daily prizes.
  15. Hang out at Waldo Stadium and be welcomed by WMU head footbal coach, PJ Fleck.
  16. Find out where your classes are located.
  17. Learn more about your academic college or program.
  18. Sample food from Kalamazoo restaurants.
  19. Visit the bookstore and pick up your books before classes start.
  20. Experience Playfair…by far, one of the coolest things you will ever do.
  21. Get to know your peers and the people you will live with.
  22. Make connections with faculty and staff members.
  23. Have all meals provided (vegetarian options available).
  24. Gather valuable information about how to make the transition from high school to college.
  25. Learn about being a Bronco!