WMU confers nearly 1,300 degrees during summer commencement

contact: Paula M. Davis
| WMU News

Two graduating WMU students pose with a young child outside of Miller Auditorium after their commencement ceremony.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University granted nearly 1,300 degrees during two commencement ceremonies Saturday, June 23, in Miller Auditorium.

WMU President Edward Montgomery officiated, distributing 1,296 diplomas on behalf of the University: 855 at the bachelor's level, 403 at the master's level and 38 at the doctoral level.

Among the students who graduated were 32 military veterans as well as international students from 31 countries.

June's graduation exercises featured music by the Western Brass Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Stephen M. Wolfinbarger. The national anthem and alma mater was sung by the University's chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia professional music fraternity, conducted by Alex Stuive.

coverage and photos

A webcast of the ceremonies is available online.

Instructions on viewing the live webcast

A professional photographer took pictures of each graduating student. Color proofs will be sent to the students, but the purchase of prints is optional.

WMU only conducts formal graduation exercises after the fall and spring semesters and the summer I session, although students also may graduate after the summer II session. A final list of summer 2018 graduates is expected to be distributed to hometown newspapers in August.

Direct questions to the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300.

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