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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


March - April 2019 Question of the Month

1. When do you talk with your student about safety? (Check all that apply)
Before attending WMU 77.9%
After Admissions events (open house, admitted student event, etc.) 32.8%
Move in day 47.1%
During the semester 66.6%
During breaks (Fall break,spring break,etc.) 53.8%
Following an incident 48.7%
I have not talked with them about safety 2.5%
Other 12.3%

2. How do you as a family member receive information about safety on campus? (Check all that apply)


Visitor Text Message Option(Offered through Public Safety)

Social Media 46.6%
My student 75.1%
Other families 4.1%
Mainstream media 32.1%
Other 5.6%

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