WMU's Safe Return Plan

WMU has charted a course through the COVID-19 pandemic that continues the University's high-quality educational experience. Through regular testing, mask wearing and physical distancing, campus can remain open through the 2020-21 academic year.

View the Safe Return Plan View the COVID-19 site

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  • A bottle of wine resting on a rock in front of the Bronco statue.

    Break Out the Bubbly

    WMU's student-run wine brand collaborated with St. Julian for its newest product: Bronconess Peach Bubbly. The tropical passion fruit and peach juices come together not only for a great blend but a good cause.

    Learn what the proceeds benefit

  • Three students wearing masks holding shopping bags filled with food.

    Feed the Fight

    Fueled by WMU's finest, Feed the Fight Kalamazoo is ramping up efforts to deliver meals to frontline health care workers as COVID-19 cases surge.

    Join their efforts

  • The campus seal statue and Sangren Hall lit up at night.

    Still Serving Students

    The University may be in distance education for the rest of the semester, but campus is still open. Our offices are still offering services for students, both in-person and virtually.

    Review building hours

  • A woman wearing a mask stands next to a school bus.

    Teachers in Training

    Bus drivers, food service staff, custodians and paraprofessionals in local schools are getting the chance to earn their teacher certification through WMU while continuing to work, thanks to a nearly $5 million grant.

    Check out the program

Admitted and prospective students: Visit our Virtual Experiences page for information on how to connect with admissions and virtual sessions and tours.

YOU at Western

YOU at Western

A personalized wellness tool connecting students to online and campus resources to help support their goals to Succeed, Thrive and Matter at WMU. The innovative digital platform promotes self-reflection, allowing students to be more proactive with their health and well-being in order to make the most of their college experience.

Launch YOU at Western

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Events

WMU Virtual Turkey Trot 2020

Date: Nov. 28
Time: midnight
Location: Race anytime and anywhere

The WMU Turkey Trot has gone virtual! Run your own 5K/10K race between Nov. 21 and 28. You can run, trot or walk your race anywhere: Your neighborhood, local park, trail or even a treadmill.
Register at: https://wmich.edu/rec/turkeytrot

Education in China

Date: Dec. 3
Time: 12:30pm

Join Dr. Yi Wu, a visiting scholar at WMU, for the lecture about the education in China. It offers a glimpse of contemporary development of Chinese education system with a focus on characteristics of each stage from pre-school to higher education.