Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year at Western Michigan University. We’re so glad to have you as part of the Bronco family. The diverse WMU community has students, faculty, and staff from around the globe
and we’re determined to make sure you feel at home and have the resources you need to thrive and succeed on this campus.
As a globally engaged university, we have a wealth of resources to help you explore the world and expand your own horizons. You will meet people from every ethnic and geographic group in the United States, and from 100 other nations. You will be exposed to a rich global curriculum and a wide variety of perspectives. You will also have other opportunities to study abroad or participate in extra-curricular activities, including student organizations, intramural sports, and cultural events.
I am confident you will find our campus and the greater Kalamazoo area to be as welcoming and warm as I have. Your college years should be a time of exploration and discovery. The opportunity to live abroad while interacting, studying, and working with people from around the globe enriched my life and expanded my horizons. I hope you will open yourself up to new people, new ideas, and new experiences. If you give yourself a chance to explore and discover, you will find it an enriching experience that will make your years with us so much sweeter. You won’t regret it, and you will never be the same.