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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.

  • 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


Fall recess

Date: Oct. 21
Time: All day

No classes. University is open regular business hours.

Faculty, staff headshot session scheduled at new time

Date: Oct. 21
Time: 10:00am

Formal headshots for faculty and staff will be taken at a new time in the lobby of the second floor of the Bernhard Center. Photos are taken on a walk-in basis, and no appointments are needed. This is a later time than usually scheduled for headshots.

Fall recess

Date: Oct. 22
Time: All day

No classes. University is open regular business hours.