In-person instruction begins with fall classes on Sept. 2. Information on instructional methods for courses can be reviewed at WMU Course Offerings. Services from the Haenicke Institute for Global Education are available virtually, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keep up-to-date on the University's response to COVID-19 at

If you have an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you have a border issue (such as detainment), please contact Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch at (269) 488-8911 (ask to be directed to a WMU Public Safety officer).

Immigration Questions

  Contact Name Contact Email Contact Phone
International students  Tara Severino (269) 387-5657
Exchange visitors, scholars, international visitors,
faculty/staff and hosting departments

Lee Ryder (RO)

(269) 387-5873

Health Insurance Questions

Send an email to Jan VandeVusse at or call (269) 387-5887.

Account Holds or Outstanding Admission Documents Questions

Student Home Country Counselor Name Counselor Email Counselor Phone
Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka  Kim Cho (269) 387-5898
Afghanistan, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, South Korea, Spain, Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam  Julie Obrecht (269) 387-5877
 Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand Soongmin Chow (269) 387-3958

General Questions

If you are unsure who to call or have a general question, email us at