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Future Bronco Days

Now that you're admitted, get ready for an amazing first year at Western! 

Congratulations on being admitted to Western Michigan University!

Future Bronco Days are a great way for admitted students and their families to experience all that Western Michigan University has to offer. Join us for a day designed exclusively for you and your fellow incoming students. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about WMU, enjoy lunch and get to know campus. You can also get one-on-one help to guide you through the enrollment process, if you're ready to do so.  

Ask lots of questions:

  • Speak with faculty, staff and students from your academic college.
  • Meet fellow Broncos.
  • Check out student organizations.
  • Learn about student support services.

Take a look around:

  • See classrooms, labs and student-centered facilities.
  • Check out residence halls.
  • Tour campus.
  • Enjoy free lunch at our Valley Dining Center that offers a variety of delicious options.

Staff will also be available to help you complete your enrollment steps, including paying the enrollment deposit, signing a housing contract and registering for New Student Orientation. 


Online registration for the Saturday, April 13 event has closed. If you wish to attend, please call our Campus Visit Center at (269) 387-2289 to register.

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    8  a.m. Event Check-in, WMU Student Center

    8 to 9 a.m. Early-Bird Options

    • Check-in
    • Pay enrollment deposit
    • Orientation registration
    • Get your Bronco ID Card
    • Housing registration
    • Campus Tour

    8 to 10:30 a.m. University Showcase

    • Explore WMU offices, departments, support services and academic colleges. 

    8:15 a.m. Presentations & Mock Classes

    • "Ways to Pay" financial aid
    • Study Abroad and Global Engagement 
    • Mock Classes

    9 a.m. Event Welcome Presentation

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Student Life

    • Student Organization Showcase
    • Therapy dogs

    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Next Steps & Activities

    • Pay enrollment deposit
    • Orientation registration
    • Housing registration
    • Western Heights Residence Hall tours
    • Get your Bronco ID card
    • One-on-one with financial aid
    • Student Employment Services
    • Campus tour
    • Visit the honors college

    10:15 a.m. Presentations & Mock Classes

    • "Ways to Pay" financial aid
    • Athletics and intramural sports
    • Study Abroad and Global Engagement 
    • College of Aviation
    • Mock Classes

    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

    • Lunch in the Valley Dining Center
    • Valley Residence Hall tours

    12:30 to 3 p.m. Academic College Visits

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Aviation
    • College of Education & Human Development
    • Haworth College of Business

    1 to 3 p.m. Academic College Visits

    • College of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    • College of Fine Arts
    • College of Health & Human Services

    2 to 4 p.m. Esports Area Tour

Confirm your admission before the event

Let us know that you plan to attend WMU by visiting the Gold Gateway to complete the Intent to Enroll form and submit your $100 Enrollment Deposit, or request a deposit waiver. This fee confirms your enrollment and is applied to your fall semester tuition. Visit our Enrollment Deposit instruction website for more information. The enrollment deposit, or an approved waiver, must be submitted prior to registering for orientation. Note that the enrollment deposit is automatically waived for Pell Grant-eligible students when you confirm your admission via the Intent to Enroll form in the Gold Gateway.

Next enrollment steps

Your next steps in the enrollment process include signing your intent to enroll form, submitting your admissions deposit, registering for new student orientation and on-campus housing, and submitting your FAFSA. If you have any questions about completing your next steps, please reach out to your Admissions Representative or the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000.