• Congratulations to all WMU Kalamazoo Promise Scholars graduates! You've taken huge strides to make it to this point. May you continue to move forward confidently and fearlessly as you create your own path.

Service Continuity Update (3/25/2020)

By now, you have received multiple communications from President Montgomery and our Provost, Dr. Jennifer Bott, regarding the university’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. WMU remains open and the Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program office is here to answer questions about the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship at WMU, provide insight on navigating the University, provide academic and personal support, and connect you to valuable resources. The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program office is available to connect with you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In alignment with courses being offered through distance education for the remainder of the semester, Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program services will be offered from a distance as our staff works remotely during this time. You will be able to speak with a Campus Coach, a Peer Mentor, or reach out to a staff member that can talk to you via email, phone, and online text or video chat. 

The KPSP Student Portal is now open!  The Portal is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Use this portal to engage with KPSP staff remotely.  Connect with us by scheduling a virtual appointment, or via chat by joining the KPSP Student Portal in Microsoft Teams using the following team code: 3x5oref.

You may also call our office at 269-387-6314 or email us at kalamazoo-promise@wmich.edu.

Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!

 What's new

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program at Western Michigan University has added a KPSP Student Portal for you all to easily chat with us, ask questions and get support! You can also schedule video chat or phone call appointments. And finally, if you are experiencing any kind of hardship right now, please let us know let us know and we'll do our best to support you!

Chat with us       Schedule a Virtual Appointment      Tell us your needs or Concerns

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholars Program provides direct support to students who are eligible for the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship and are attending, or planning to attend, Western Michigan University. We do this by offering guidance on navigating the academic and personal challenges of college life, connecting students with campus and community resources and providing knowledge, awareness and skills for students to succeed in college, careers, and the community. We also work to provide additional opportunities to students including studying abroad, attending conferences and other programming designed you enhance your resume. The Our Space student lounge is an area that was designed with Promise students in mind. It is a place to rest, study or socialize between classes.

 Schedule an Appointment          Using my Promise

Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship Acceptance Form

If you are planning to attend Western Michigan University you must complete the scholarship acceptance and agreement forms virtually with our office during social distancing or physically in 1320 Adrian Trimpe when we return to WMU's main campus. You can do so by scheduling an appointment with us.

Throughout the year we visit high schools, participate in local events and even host events here on campus. Students can complete their scholarship acceptance forms with us during these events as well.

ACCEPTANCE FORM            AGREEMENT FORM

Locating Our Office

 We are located on the west side of campus near Parking Services and Western View apartments. Find us on Google Maps or you can use our GPS location is 1003 Ring Road S, Kalamazoo, MI 49006.

Arriving by car:

  • If you are headed northbound on Howard, turn right onto Michigan Ave. and enter the roundabout. Take the first exit out of the roundabout onto Ring Road South. The Adrian Trimpe Building is the first building on your left, right off the road (located between lots 100 and 39).
  • If you are headed southbound no Howard, turn left onto Michigan Ave. and enter the roundabout. Take the first exit out of the roundabout onto Ring Road South. The Adrian Trimpe Building is the first building on your left, right off the road (located between lots 100 and 39).

Parking:

In order to avoid having your car ticketed or towed, please adhere to the parking regulations, and park in the posted areas designated by the parking map. Parking permits are available for prospective or recently admitted students who have not yet taken classes at WMU. You will request this upon scheduling an appointment with a Promise Coach or Peer Mentor. 

If you are eligible to receive a parking permit:

After exiting the roundabout onto Ring Road South, take the first left into lot 100 and park at the parking meters. Your car will then be facing our offices. Be sure to place your printed parking pass on the dash of your car so that it is visible. If receive a pink hanging tag after arriving at our office, make sure the date is completely punched out and be sure to hang it on your mirror so that is visible from outside your vehicle. If there is no parking available in lot 100, you can park in lot 76, towards the back. Look for a sign that says parking available for all permits.