• Students sitting at a long table cutting out images from magazines.

    Academic Success

    2018 College Assistant Migrant Program participants creating vision boards for their semester goals.

  • Student standing and looking into glass case with Mexican artifacts.

    Cultural enrichment

    College Assistance Migrant Program participant, Giselly Silva, viewing artifacts at the National Museum of Mexican Art located in Chicago, Ill. 

  • Three students at a desk cutting fabric.

    STEM exposure

    2018 College Assistant Migrant Program participants, Isabel Barajas, Luis Sanchez, and Maritza Miranda creating their own "smart clothing" at the Museum of Science and Industry located in Chicago, Ill.

  • Two students standing side by side holding a rope.

    Leadership development and teambuilding

    2020 College Assistant Migrant Program participant, Deeana Lucio, and program leader, Cristian Cardoso, working together during a teambuilding exercise led by Pretty Lake Camp staff.

  • A group of students carving and painting pumpkins.

    Integration into campus life

    2020 College Assistant Migrant Program participants painting and carving pumpkins.

Please note that our daily office hours for 2020-21 are different from previous semesters'. In an effort to reduce the risks of exposure to and spread of COVID-19, some of our staff members are working remotely and all in-person meetings are strictly by appointment only. 

Students and employees must complete a daily health screening prior to coming to campus. The health survey can be found in GoWMU. Log in and you will see the survey in a section titled "COVID-19 Information." Please do not bring a companion with you to your appointment unless required for safety, legal, or medical reasons.

Our office hours in Ellsworth Hall are Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While there will be a staff member on the floor to provide support and services during those hours, the floor will not be open to those without an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (269) 387-4420 or contact our staff members directly. Use the Contact Us form to send us a general inquiry email. Please know that there may be a somewhat of a delay in responses, but you will hear from us.

Note that masks are required in indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible and you must wear a mask inside public spaces whenever you are not alone, per the WMU Facial Covering (Mask) Policy. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the current public health situation. Keep up-to-date on the University's response to COVID-19 on the WMU's COVID-19 Response website.

Welcome from the director

On behalf of Western Michigan University College Assistance Migrant Program (WMU CAMP), I’d like to welcome you to the University and our program! We are excited to have you as a prospective student and know you will find a great place to thrive here. Our goal is to support you and your family as you transition into college and throughout your first year.

I know first-hand of the challenges you might encounter because I was once a migrant and first-generation college student who took the opportunity of attending college as part of CAMP. I did not go to and through college alone. I had a community of family, friends, teachers, mentors, and programs guiding me along the way. As such, we here at WMU CAMP are committed to your academic success.

Our CAMP team is here to advocate, support, and empower you through your journey. Please take advantage of our services! We are happy to chat with you or answer any questions to assist in your decision-making process. Also, be sure to browse our website and join our closed Facebook group once admitted to keep up with upcoming deadlines and information. I hope to have the honor of working with you in the near future!

Liliana Salas, MSW

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's College Assistance Migrant Program; however, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education and should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 

Safety procedures

Please report any suspected or alleged instances of wrongdoing or misconduct or concerns about inappropriate service provisions and practices by any program staff to the program director at (269) 387-3374 or to the director of Multicultural Affairs for Students using the Student Complaint Form. In case of a medical emergency or an immediate threat to your personal safety, call 911. For non-emergencies, call WMU's Department of Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.

For detailed policies and procedures on what to do in case emergency occurs while you are on campus, refer to WMU emergency procedures

The WMU Hotline at (269) 387-1001 and the University's home page are WMU's official sources for information on WMU closings due to weather or campus emergencies.

WMU nondiscrimination statement

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.