New Student Orientation

Register for Final Freshman Orientation     if you were unable to attend in June.           

View the Final Freshmen Orientation schedule.  The Final Freshman Orientation program is built into the Fall Welcome schedule to accommodate those students that could not make it to Orientation in June.  As participants of Final Freshmen Orientation, students are "early arrivals" for Fall Welcome, at no additional costs to the Fall Welcome program fee.  Students living on campus will move into their residence hall on Friday, August 24.

 The 2018 Campus Navigator is live and ready to serve as your complete guide to Orientation, Student Transitions, and University resources.

All 2018 high school graduates entering Western in the fall will be required to attend Orientation in the summer.  This is regardless of dual enrollment, Early Middle College, and transferable credits.  All 2017 high school graduates, that have not attended any college post high school graduation, will also be required to attend New Student Orientation in the summer.  Students will meet with Academic Advisors and register for fall classes during Orientation.  Students enrolling at regional campuses DO NOT need to attend orientation in Kalamazoo. 



Congratulations on your decision to attend Western Michigan University. You will soon join the many proud Broncos that are part of the WMU family.  Your college years are a time of learning, exploration and self-discovery and 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 August to begin your collegiate journey.