Rockette kicking on the stage

Reaching the Rockettes

The race to Radio City Music Hall started in Kalamazoo for alumna Gabby Fentem. She says Western was one of the only universities in the country that could prepare her for the starring Christmas role.

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  • Kevin Curiel-Vasquez in Sangren Hall.

    "I am the first."

    Broncos are grabbing the reins, creating a better life as a first-generation college student. At Western, we have resources and support for these trailblazers of education.

    Celebrate our first-gen students

  • Hannah Douglas in Reed Fieldhouse in her cap and gown.

    Just the beginning

    For Western graduates, commencement isn't the end of a journey—it's the beginning of a new life full of meaning. Their years as a Bronco are creating opportunities of a lifetime.

    Read how our recent grads are finding success

Congratulations, Broncos!

Wellness at Western

WMU is redefining success as we expand what it means to be "smart" in an ever-changing world. Our goal is to prepare students for a life well-lived by helping them to pursue, thrive and prosper. This holistic approach starts with the skills and abilities you don't see on paper: mental well-being, grit and purpose. That's why Western is launching new wellness tools to help students explore their strengths and areas for growth.

  • YOU at Western

    Whether you're looking for straight A's, trying to land that internship, hoping to make new friends or work through some mental or physical struggles, YOU at Western can help with that.

  • A student holds up a phone with the WellTrack app open.

    WellTrack allows users to track their mood over time, identify stressors, intentionally schedule self-care activities and learn about strategies to manage feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.

  • Uwill student mental health and wellness. We're here for U when you need someone to talk to.

    Uwill offers students free access to teletherapy services 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year and tailors the experience based on an individual's unique needs and preferences.

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  • Portraits of Merze Tate

    Merze Tate College

    Western alumna Dr. Merze Tate knew no limits to life's possibilities, becoming a scholar, world traveler, journalist, author and disarmament specialist. Her passion for exploration is the cornerstone of the newly named Merze Tate College.

  • Two pilots walk outside the windows of WMU's Aviation Education Center.

    Preparing for takeoff

    Western's new Aviation Education Center embraces the industry in every aspect, from first-of-its-kind training and education to innovative architecture and design.

  • President Montgomery standing at the podium in Heritage Hall.

    Empowering Futures

    A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the center of our donors' wishes and their historic $550 million gift echoes the University's purpose: "So that all may learn."