Access a self-paced online resource designed to help new graduate students succeed during their time at WMU

Whether you're new to the area or have been here a while, we've curated a list of things to do that will help you make the most out of your time at WMU from exploring local restaurants and breweries to attending cultural events and outdoor adventures.

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Spring 2023 Graduate Student Research and Travel Awardees Announced
The Graduate College has awarded the travel grants and research grants to students who applied in the spring 2023 award cycle. Click here to view the list of recipients.

Summer 2023 Virtual Graduate Writing Circle
The Virtual Graduate Writing Circle provides community, accountability, and a dedicated time for all graduate students to gather with peers to work independently virtually. 

  • Virtual Graduate Writing Circle every Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. from Monday, May 1 - Monday, Aug. 14.

Dissertation Bootcamp 
Dissertation Bootcamp is an online resource for graduate students beginning to plan and conceptualize their thesis or dissertation or actively working on their thesis or dissertation after reaching candidacy. You are welcome to browse through the various sections for resources and information. This is not intended to replace in-person programs but serves to enhance your dissertation writing. Sign-up to participate here.

Waldo Library's Graduate Student Commons
Seeking a study or group meeting space? Waldo Library's Graduate Student Commons has you covered! This space was designed for graduate students and offers comfortable seating, large tables, study rooms, adjustable-height computer stations, and more. Swipe your Bronco Card at the entrance to access this exclusive space.

Historic Walk: Business & Industry in Kalamazoo

Date: Jun. 2
Time: 8:00am
Location: Meet at Gazelle Sports

Learn about the history of business and industry in Kalamazoo during this walking tour with regional history curator Lynn Houghton.

Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel

Date: Jun. 6
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Classroom A (Room 1070) Waldo Library

Are you looking to get experience with Microsoft Excel for use in your projects, theses or on the job? Join data librarian Daria Orlowska for a hands-on workshop that will provide you with step-by-step instructions for combining, organizing and analyzing data using Excel. Join us in person or online. Register now.

Historic Walk: Libraries in Kalamazoo

Date: Jun. 8
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Meet at Gazelle Sports

Learn about the history of Kalamazoo libraries during this walking tour with regional history curator Lynn Houghton.

Blippi: The WONDERFUL World Tour

Date: Jun. 13
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Miller Auditorium

Blippi is coming to your city for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! So, come on! Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special.