Prospective students, families welcomed to fall open houses at WMU

contact: Cheryl Roland
| WMU News
Graphic depicting WMU Open House schedule.

Open houses are open to high school seniors and transfer students, as well as their families.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—High school seniors and prospective transfer students are invited to check out the welcoming atmosphere at one of the nation's top national universities during four open houses at Western Michigan University this fall.

Students are asked to pre-register online for the free Friday events set for Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bernhard Center on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo. The open houses allow high school seniors and transfer students and their families to become better acquainted with the University's exceptional academic programs, services, resources and student organizations. The events also allow them to hear about the personal commitment of faculty and staff to students as well as the post-graduate success of WMU's young alumni.

Prospective students who have yet to apply to the University can receive an admission decision at the event by signing up for on-site admission when registering and bringing the requested paperwork to the open house. Admission decisions will be provided during individual appointments that will be set up with an admissions counselor.

Open house schedule and activities

Each open house begins with check-in at 8:30 a.m. A welcome by President John M. Dunn and remarks by other officials will follow from 9:30 to 10 a.m. The University showcase of services, organizations and activities available to students will be open from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Guided tours and informational presentations will take place at various times during the day.

Students attending open houses will:

  • Tour a residence hall and visit other key facilities.
  • Eat lunch in a campus dining hall.
  • Learn more about academic programs offered.
  • Get the facts on financial aid and scholarships.
  • Hear about living in one of WMU's on-campus neighborhoods.

Special afternoon tours of the University's Lee Honors College and seven academic colleges also will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

Attendees will have the flexibility to go to presentations and take tours that will be most beneficial to them. Parking is free, and a parking pass will be provided at check-in or if time allows, sent in the mail.

University representatives also regularly visit schools throughout Michigan and in some areas of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. A complete schedule of high school visits is available at

For more information or to register, visit or call the admissions office at (269) 387-2000.