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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

  • A woman in her graduation cap and gown moves her hand to her tassel.

    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


Faculty, staff headshots sessions

Date: Sep. 22
Time: 8:00am

Formal headshots for faculty and staff will be taken in the lobby of the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Photos are taken on a walk-in basis, and no appointments are needed.

Healthy Way

Date: Sep. 22
Time: 12:05pm
Location: Room TBD

The Healthy Way program is designed for faculty and staff who want to achieve their health and wellness goals through evidence-based nutrition and physical activity guidelines, mindful eating, and behavior change strategies. Virtual WebEx sessions are facilitated by a registered dietitian and are designed to provide individual and peer support. 

8th Annual 2021 Kalamazoo WRAPS SOC Conference

Date: Sep. 23
Time: 8:00am

This two-day conference allows for attendance at several breakout sessions regarding the improvement in the systems of care through various subjects. Each day will begin with a large-group plenary session, and move to breakout sessions- attendees can select the presentations they would like to attend. CEs are included in the registration fee for a total of 4 hours each day for a maximum of 8 hours for the 2-day conference


Date: Sep. 23
Time: 11:30am

Experts have suggested that Americans sit for approximately 10 hours each day. Sitting for prolonged periods of time increases your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and may lead to stiff joint pain and injury.