Four smiling students leaning against the railing of a campus bridge.

WMU goes all in to promote student success

Some 4,700 incoming freshman and transfer students are part of a sweeping new program that immediately connects them to campus and orients them to college life and WMU.

Paul Gallagher welcome photo

Welcome Paul Gallagher

Paul is the new Associate Dean at University Libraries. He will provide leadership to three library departments that oversee library resource management, IT services, archives, digital projects, GIS and data services, institutional repository, scholarly communications, and special collections.

Staff person is trying out the Virtual Reality Lab.

Library fall hours and special labs

Longer fall semester hours at WMU Libraries are now in place at all four locations. Hours are posted on the web for Maybee Music and Dance Library in Dalton Center, Swain Education Library in Sangren Hall, Zhang Legacy Collections Center: Archives and Regional History on East Campus, and the main library, Waldo, in the center of campus. https://wmich.edu/library/hours. Special labs have their own hours.

Kalamazoo Youth Explore Virtual Reality at the Waldo Lab

Waldo VR Lab Nationally Recognized

The American Library Association (ALA) recognizes our Virtual Reality (VR) Lab in Waldo Library in an article about the Future of Libraries in the United States. The page on their website features 3 university libraries as they encourage other libraries to think about their future.

September 28

Virtual Reality Workshop "Creating Art in VR with Quill and Medium," 0135 Waldo Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m. No registration required. Free.
Virtual Reality Tournament Play the VR game "The Unspoken," 0135 Waldo Library, 5 to 8 p.m. No registration required. Free.

October 5

Virtual Reality Workshop "Creating 3D Objects for VR in Maya," 0135 Waldo Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Free.
Virtual Reality Workshop "Creating 3D Objects for VR in Blender," 0135 Waldo Library, 2 to 3:30 p.m. No registration required. Free.

October 12

Virtual Reality Workshop "Advanced 3D Modeling Techniques for VR with Maya," 0135 Waldo Library, 10:30 a.m. to noon. No registration required. Free.