Picking a college is a big decision, and we are thrilled you chose to be a Bronco! Your first year at WMU will be filled with amazing opportunities and new experiences that can be both exciting and overwhelming. Western offers a number of resources to help as you begin your journey and navigate this big life transition.
Get to know your fellow classmates and all the world-changing passions they are preparing to pursue.
Now that you’ve arrived, your most important next step is to register and enroll in courses at WMU. After you submit your pre-advising survey, meet with your advisor to complete your course registration. Each semester your advisor will work with you to review your progress and select courses for the semester ahead.
Consider the First-Year Experience seminar—An intensive, highly interactive course that empowers students making the transition from high school to college.
Review your requirements for WMU Essential Studies—Twelve courses designed to let you make more connections among courses and benefit from multilayered content.
Meet your Peer2Peer eMentor—Every first-year and new transfer student is assigned an established WMU student as an eMentor to aid in your transition.
Staying on track
Review dates and deadlines—Bookmark the academic calendar so you will always be on top of the most important dates for each semester, including dates for registration, refunds, withdrawals, finals and grading.
Find your place—Depending on a combination of ACT or SAT scores and high school GPA, your advisor may discuss the need to take certain skill-building courses in either reading, writing or mathematics.
Attend office hours—Your professors set aside time specifically for you! Take advantage of this one-on-one time to review and discuss all of your questions and any concerns.
Get familiar with all the academic resources at your disposal.
It is never too early to start thinking about your future. Career and Student Employment Services offers a number of resources to help you start thinking about life after Western.
First-year career checklist
Broncos who thrive
Health and wellness
Health and wellness
Your checklist to stay healthy
Make an appointment to get a flu shot.
Find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health to friendships and finding balance with YOU at Western.
Connect with people and find your community.
Take a health or group fitness class.