New Faculty Orientation


The Office of Faculty Development supports the Provost's Office in welcoming all new faculty to Western Michigan University. 

Photo from the 2018 New Faculty Orientation

As a new member of our faculty, your early days and weeks will be energizing and enervating. Preparing to teach new classes, meeting new colleagues, and familiarizing yourself with the College will be both rewarding and perplexing. In order to help facilitate your transition each year in August we have a New Faculty Orientation. You will meet colleagues and learn about faculty resources, WMU students and university support for teaching and research. You'll also want to participate in New Faculty Seminar.

Welcome New Faculty!

New faculty orientation for Fall 2019 will be held:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019        8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019  8:30  a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University


President Montgomery at the President's Reception with 2018 new faculty.


The President's Reception will be held:

Tuesday, August 20, 2019  5:30 - 7 p.m.

Location: Gilmore House, 1219 Short Road, Kalamazoo, MI