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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

Would you participate in online interactive information sessions focused on specific topics? These sessions would be facilitated by our campus experts and hosted by WMU Family Engagement.

Answer Number of Responses Response Ratio
Yes 68 34.5%
Maybe 100 50.7%
Not interested 25 12.6%
No responses 4 2%
Total 197 100%

Select the top three topics that would be helpful to you to better support your student.

Answer Number of responses Response ratio
Mental/emotional health 71 37.7%
Academic resources 90 47.8%
Time management/study skills 71 37.7%
Financial literacy 80 42.5%
Involvement outside the classroom 59 31.3%
Career planning 126 67.0%
WMU Signature 2 1.0%
Campus Safety 27 14.3%
Other (Nutrition, Internships, Graduate school admissions, Gender identity, sexual orientation, College costs, Over-involvement) 5 2.6%


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