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At Western Michigan University, we believe parents and families are valued partners in each student’s educational progress. Our services and programs are designed to help you support your student’s growth, personal development and overall success, beginning as a prospective student and continuing throughout the college years to graduation. Whether you live across town or halfway around the globe, we will engage you in the University experience while fostering your student’s independence.

We encourage you to sign up to receive the WMU Family Connection newsletter. Sign up by registering your email address so that we can stay connected to you. You will receive electronic newsletters that include important date reminders, transition tips, information about upcoming events and campus news.

If you need any assistance, please contact me at or (269) 387-4820. Feel free to stop by my office, located in Faunce Student Services Building, whenever you visit campus.

I look forward to meeting you!

Shari Glaser, Director
Family Engagement

 previous Question of the Month

What has been or is your greatest concern regarding your student?

Answer Number of Responses Response Ratio
Academics 63 15.6%
Involvement opportunities outside the classroom 24 5.9%
Career planning 49 12.1%
Finances 63 15.6%
Living situation 13 3.2%
Mental health 31 7.6%
Personal relationships 36 8.9%
Physical health 4 <1%
Safety 23 5.7%
Time management / study skills 68 16.8%
None 23 5.7%
No responses 6 1.4%
Total 403 100%

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