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In-person classes this fall

About 75% of classes will be in person with near-normal operations.

  • No. 1 in Michigan for earnings by graduates from all backgrounds

  • 9 of 10 Broncos are employed quickly, working in their field in jobs they like

  • 92% of students felt instructors cared about them as a person

Experience Western Michigan University

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    The Empowering Futures Gift

    This historic $550 million gift—the largest for a public university in U.S. history—is a commitment to WMU’s mission to create an inclusive education that empowers people and communities to create a bright future for all.

    Learn more

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    Wellness at Western

    Our goal is to prepare our students for a life well-lived by helping them to pursue, thrive and prosper. That's why Western launched two new holistic wellness tools to help students explore their strengths and areas for growth.

    Explore these tools

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    First-Year Faces

    Western's incoming class is ready to change the world. With goals of promoting social justice, improving sustainability and cultivating a love for math and sports, these future Broncos are excited to pursue their passions.

    Read their stories


Let's get moving: With a walk around campus

Date: Jul. 27
Time: noon
Location: Leave from the Oaklands

Take a walk around Western's campus on a tour lead by Lynn Houghton and find out what was there before the buildings we know were constructed.

Mindfulness Sessions

Date: Jul. 29
Time: 11:30am
Location: 3014 Student Recreation Center

This program takes a research-driven approach to the mind/body connection, offering an increased understanding of what is happening biologically and neurologically. We will explore the health benefits associated with mindfulness as well as take time to write, reflect, share, and learn from peers.

Summer Nutrition Series:

Date: Aug. 5
Time: 11:00am
Location: Virtual meeting on ExperienceWMU

How has the pandemic affected your diet? 
This workshop will review nationwide pandemic trends seen in the food and nutrition sector, and address ways to ensure healthy dietary habits prevail.

Child Welfare Series 2021 | The Pot is Boiling Over. Can you Hear It?

Date: Aug. 6
Time: 9:00am

This training will provide an opportunity for child welfare workers to identify issues within the process related to white privilege, racism, implicit bias and power which impacts their ability to provide positive outcomes for all involved. CE offered: 3 SW, Certificate of Participation