Summer Update for ATYP

Due to Covid-19, ATYP has had to make some changes to the summer camp offerings. All Writing the College Admissions Essay camps will be held online! Also, all June camps will be held online except for the Introduction to Vet Science camp. This includes Graphic Novels, Playwriting, and Cryptography. The Vet Science camp has been moved to July 6-10. As changes are rapidly evolving, ATYP is still making decisions on the other July camps - stay tuned.

Summer Update for Upward Bound

Upward Bound-Kalamazoo and Upward Bound-Van Buren are planning to begin their Upward Bound summer components on June 15th and will operate until July 31st. Currently, Upward Bound is planning to hold an online summer program until the end of June and will transition to on-campus summer programs during the week of July 6th. The transition to on-campus programs is contingent on social distance regulations from the State of Michigan and Western Michigan University being lifted. If social distance regulations are extended, both Upward Bound programs plan to provide an online summer program for the entire six-weeks of the summer component. For questions, please email Keenan King, Director of Upward Bound at

SAT has been cancelled - June 6

The SAT test for Saturday, June 6 has been cancelled by College Board. Look for communications from the SAT test as to when it will be rescheduled.

Summer camp postcard

Summer camp update

Academic Affairs has made the decision that there will be no summer camps on campus for the months of May and June.  At this time this decision does not impact other VP areas, but if this changes we will let you know. 

    1. You have two options for May and June summer camps:
      1. You may offer your summer camp in an online, virtual format in May or June.
      2. You may reschedule your in-person summer camp to July or August.  Please note that residence halls are not available in August, and there may be limited July availability. 
    2. A decision of whether or not July and August camps will be allowed on campus will made at a later date.  At this point camps scheduled for July or August may still be permitted.  We will keep you posted as soon as a decision has been made.
    3. Please let the Office of Pre-College Programming know what you decide to do with your May and June camps so we may update our summer camp web page:
    4. If you have questions about how your camp should proceed, please email Dr. Erika Carr:

If you have not yet registered your summer camp on our website please do so ASAP.  This allows us to keep our camp information up to date:

Service Continuity Update

By now, you have received multiple communications from President Montgomery and our Provost, Dr. Jennifer Bott, regarding the university’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. WMU remains open and the Office of Pre-College Programming is here to students participating in precollege programs including, but not limited tom ATYP, Michigan’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, MI GEAR Up, Outward Bound, and dual enrollment. The Pre-College Programming is accessible Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.  

In alignment with courses being offered through distance education for the remainder of the semester, the Office of Pre-College Programming services will be offered from a distance as our staff works remotely during this time. You will be able to receive information, updates, support, guidance, and mentoring via phone, email, WebEx, and Zoom video conferencing. 

Staff can be reached using the contact information previously provided, including their direct office phones and email. You may contact our general office line by phone at 269-387-2773 or email Alexis Arocho. Phone calls and email will be attended to in the order received. 

In addition, you can contact us about specific pre-college programs using the information below:

Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!

Summer Camp Registration

Is your department or college hosting a summer camp this year?  If so, please fill out the online form to have your camp included on the 2020 WMU Summer Camp Website.  Camps listed on this webpage will be advertised in a variety of publications throughout the Kalamazoo community.  Don’t miss the opportunity to have your camp included!  Email Alexis Arocho if you have questions.