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At Western Michigan University, we believe parents and families are valued partners in each student’s educational progress. Our services and programs are designed to help you support your student’s growth, personal development and overall success, beginning as a prospective student and continuing throughout the college years to graduation. Whether you live across town or halfway around the globe, we will engage you in the University experience while fostering your student’s independence.

We encourage you to sign up to receive the WMU Family Connection newsletter. Sign up by registering your email address so that we can stay connected to you. You will receive electronic newsletters that include important date reminders, transition tips, information about upcoming events and campus news.

If you need any assistance, please contact me at or (269) 387-4820. Feel free to stop by my office, located in Faunce Student Services Building, whenever you visit campus.

I look forward to meeting you!

Shari Glaser, Director
Family Engagement

 previous Question of the Month

WMU's Family Engagement office is dedicated to parents and families of WMU students. How valuable are the following resources? Please rank in order of importance.


Ranking Score

(1=least/5=most important)
Having a direct contact person (liaison) to assist me with questions/concerns 3.5
Hard-copy Family Guide, published annually 2.6
WMU Family Connection e-newsletters 3.3
Family Engagement Facebook page 2.6
Annual Family Weekend, hosted by Family Engagement 3.0
Total Number of responses: 478
* The Rating Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted ratings by the number of total responses.


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