Four students talking in the Greenleaf Trust room.

Senior Year

You’ve arrived—the final step of your undergraduate journey! Can you remember those first days on campus when everything was new and probably a bit overwhelming? As you start your countdown to graduation and check items off your Bronco Bucket List, remember there’s still time to discover something new.

Academic planning

By now, checking your Degree Works account should be an old habit. Make an appointment with your academic advisor to double check all of your major or minor requirements and review your graduation audit. If you’re applying for graduate school or jobs, you may need a copy of your official transcript as part of the application process. 

There are a lot of reasons you may need more than four years at WMU, and that’s ok. Your advisor will be a critical resource to help you stay on track and make a plan to graduate. You may also want to check in with the Student Financial Aid office to address the cost of additional time.

Career development

The fall semester is a great time to prepare any applications for graduate school, fellowships or research opportunities. Due dates vary by school and program; plan ahead and be flexible in case your first choice doesn’t work out.

If you’ve decided to apply for jobs, now is the time to get everything in order:

A student shaking hands with someone at a job fair.


A graduate holds up his degree holder.

It’s almost time to cross that big finish line! Make sure to invite your family and friends to celebrate your remarkable accomplishment—and don’t forget to show your Bronco pride on social media

Commencement is held three times each year in April, June and December. If you plan to graduate in August, you can participate in the June commencement ceremony. 

Celebrate and acknowledge your big accomplishment. A limited number of tickets are available for you to invite family and friends.

So what's next?

Stay connected to WMU

You are about to join a network of more than 180,000 alumni all over the world! WMU University Advancement is dedicated to serving as your primary connection to Bronco Nation after graduation. We offer all kinds of events from homecoming to networking and events throughout the year.

To stay involved and discover the perks of the alumni benefits program, make sure your information is up to date.

Plan for the future

Graduating may mean taking on some bigger responsibilities. Set yourself up for success with a few key steps this year: