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 of new students to understand the University environment and services, and enhance parental awareness of issues facing college students.
If you missed summer Orientation, we are still available to assist with your positive transition to Western Michigan University. We are proud to offer you a Final-Freshman Orientation opportunity during Fall Welcome. Please call the First-Year Experience Programs office at (269) 387-2167 to sign up. As a participant of Final Freshman Orientation, you will move onto campus one day earlier than other students, at no extra charge. You will attend a one hour meeting to ensure that all of your critical steps are being completed and then you will join all of your fellow students at Fall Welcome.
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 111 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 2014 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,