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Become a Bronco

We prepare students for a life well lived so they can pursue their purpose and make a meaningful impact on society.

It’s time to Rethink Smart

At Western, you can seek a deeper understanding of who you are and who you’re meant to become. Beyond book smarts, your potential lies in your pursuit of purpose. It’s unleashed in a tenacity to question answers and the ability to think differently. It’s time to Rethink Smart. Are you ready?

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    See how we can help you explore your potential and pursue your purpose.

  • Thriving community of students in the residence hall.

    You’ll find endless opportunities to grow as a student, individual and member of a thriving community.

  • Faculty mentor with with Sam, a marketing student.

    We have academics, faculty mentors and experiential learning that will help you reach your goals after graduation.

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

    Post-graduation Activity Report (2020-21)

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  • 90% of students felt instructors cared about them as a person

    Post-graduation Activity Report (2020-21)

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  • 91% of graduates earned resume-worthy experience

    Post-graduation Activity Report (2020-21)

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  • Thrive on campus

  • A student wearing her graduation cap and gown.

    This historic $550 million gift is a commitment to WMU’s mission to create an inclusive education that empowers people and communities to create a bright future for all.

  • A student holding up a smartphone with the WellTrack app open.

    Holistic wellness tools available to Broncos—YOU at Western, WellTrack and Uwill—promote self-reflection and allow students to be proactive with their health and well-being.

  • Western's Student Center in the center of main campus.

    The new student center will be the heart of campus where students will find community and belonging.

  • I've had the opportunity and been challenged to further develop introspection, interpersonal relationships and be a lifelong learner as I depart ... I'm happy I chose Western because of the community we have here; we strive for excellence for every student in every type of way.

    Kendall Owens '19, nursing and dance (from Plymouth, Michigan)

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    See why Western is a national leader in research and innovation.

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No matter if you’re an alumnus or family member of a current student, you’re a part of the Bronco family. Keep connected with our news, events and campus updates, and become an active member in our community.

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Wall x Paper: Contemporary Prints from the University Art Collection

Date: Feb. 8
Time: All day
Location: Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery Richmond Center for Visual Arts

Rooted in the belief that learning directly from art objects remains absolutely key, the main purpose of the print collection is to enrich the educational experience of Frostic School of Art students, faculty, and staff.

Spring Engineering Expo

Date: Feb. 8
Time: 10:00am
Location: Bernhard Center

Elite Employer Sponsor:  Leidos - Civil, Defense, Health and Intelligence Scientific and Engineering Solutions

Engineering Expo attracts candidates from the 14 ABET-accredited engineering and applied sciences concentrations in the hard sciences, business information systems/computer science, data science, product design, integrated supply chain management, and all engineering programs. Candidates are available for internship, co-op and full-time positions.

Let's Get Moving Walking Group

Date: Feb. 8
Time: 10:30am

Reduce stress and improve your mood with these 30-minute indoor walks
All WMU students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the walking group. 
Sign up through ExperienceWMU. 


Demystifying Health Insurance

Date: Feb. 8
Time: 5:00pm
Location: 1010 College of Health and Human Services

Virtual or in-person! Health insurance is important, but confusing. Join us for a one-hour workshop to: understand how insurance works, evaluate and compare health insurance plans, and practice calculating out-of-pocket costs.

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