Getting started

Let us help with your transition to life at Western Michigan University. The resources below will guide you from your application to your first day in the classroom.

2017 new military student orientation

Please choose to attend one of the following orientation dates:

  • Tuesday, August 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The orientation is designed to help you get acclimated to WMU before your classes begin. Enjoy food and beverages, along with brief presentations from campus experts regarding services and resources, a Q&A session with student veterans and a campus tour.

Please RSVP by emailing and specifying which date you'd like to attend.

Military and dependent checklist

If you have any questions regarding the military student checklist, please contact the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at (269) 387-4444.

Benefit assistance

Unsure of what military education benefits are available to you? The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs has created the following videos to help answer your questions.

How to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill as someone who is currently serving or has previously served

How to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill as a military dependent 

How to transfer your benefits from one school to another