Students on campus getting counted this week
March 29, 2010
KALAMAZOO--It's time for Western Michigan University students living in residence halls to be counted in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Census forms will be in all residence hall mailboxes Thursday, April 1. Everyone in the United States—including international students—is counted where they reside April 1. The form takes only two minutes to complete, and U.S. Cenusus staff will be in the lobbies of each residence hall to answer questions and accept completed forms.
WMU has created a Web site at wmich.edu/census with answers to the most common questions, especially who should be counted and where.
Census forms were mailed to homes and apartment buildings in mid-March. Those form is mailed to an address, not a person. They should be completed and returned by April 1. Personal information is strictly confidential. Aggregate data determines federal and state funding for a variety of programs and apportioning of elected representatives.
For more information about the census visit wmich.edu/census.
Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org