Congratulations and welcome to the Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS) at Western Michigan University! We are excited that you chose WMU and we look forward to meeting you at the International Student Orientation.
|Entry Semester||Orientation Dates||Location||CELCIS Classes|
|Fall 2021||Aug 25||Virtual Orientation||Classes begin Sept 1|
|Spring 2022||Jan 5-7||
Virtual and In-person (Jan 6)
Classes begin Jan 10
|Summer 2022||May 5||TBD||
Classes begin May 9
|Fall 2022||Aug 24||TBD||
Classes begin Aug 31
All new students are required to attend the International Student Orientation.
WMU's Bernhard Center
Visit here for a campus map or directions to the Bernhard Center.
- Placement testing
- Campus tour
- Information sessions
- Shopping trip
- Assistance with banking
- Assistance with housing
- Social events
If you have an emergency and will not arrive in Kalamazoo for the first day of orientation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All students (new and returning) who are unable to arrive on time should understand the following:
- Students must notify the CELCIS chair by email and receive permission to arrive late.
- Late arrival for ANY reason may have a negative effect on the students progress during that semester.
- All students who begin classes after the start of the semester, for any reason, will be counted absent for the classes they have missed.
- Students who arrive late without permission may not be able to study.