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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.

  • 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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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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Events

WMU Theatre presents The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Date: Sep. 25
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Gilmore Theatre Complex, York Theatre

Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, this action-packed mythical adventure opens the 2022-2023 theatre season!

Nature and Wellness: Creating a Healthy and Resilient Community

Date: Sep. 26
Time: 4:30pm
Location: WMU Fetzer Center

Alden Stoner, CEO of Nature Sacred, will discuss highlights from 25 years of research on the benefits of time in nature and share examples of successful efforts to create healing outdoor spaces.

Pickleball Preview

Date: Sep. 27
Time: noon
Location: West Hills Athletic Club

Interested in learning the game of Pickleball? Here’s your chance to see what all the hype is about. West Hills will be hosting four Pickleball Preview classes exclusively for WMU employees. Hurry though space is limited to only eight people per session.

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