Welcome events for graduate students begin

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Walwood Hall, home of the Graduate College

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University will welcome its graduate students back to campus during two days of activities held to provide information and fun for students and their families.

Representatives from several graduate study and campus service offices will be available to answer questions from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Bernhard Center's North Ballroom for the 2012 Graduate Student Welcoming Fair.

Participating programs

  • Graduate College
  • Graduate Center for Research and Retention
  • Research Compliance Office
  • Graduate Student Advisory Committee
  • Career and Student Employment Services
  • University Libraries
  • University Recreation
  • Sindecuse Health Center and student insurance
  • Miller Auditorium
  • Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

Information on other services—including parking, public safety, registration student financial aid and Bronco ID cards—will be available down the hall in the West Ballroom until 6 p.m.

The activities will continue on Friday, Sept. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. with the second annual WMU Graduate Student Welcome Festival on East Campus in the parking lot between Walwood and East Hall.

All graduate students and family members are invited for free food, entertainment by Rain Man Entertainment, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with graduate students, faculty, staff and other families.

Parking is available in Lots 10 and 11 off Oliver Lane and for people with disabilities in Lot 1, adjacent to Walwood Hall.

Registration is requested by visiting www.herodotus.walwood.wmich.edu/gsac_090712.