January 5, 2015

Spring 2015 One-Stop Convenience Center

The One-Stop Convenience Center will open Friday in the Bernhard Center to provide students with one convenient location to take care of all their semester start up needs. Dates and times are as follows:

  • Jan. 9—10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 12—10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 13—10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 14—10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dismissed students

Students who have been academically dismissed will be dropped from their spring semester courses tomorrow, Tuesday, January 6.


Did you know that January is our busiest month for transcript processing? Last January, 2,274 transcripts were requested through Parchment, our online transcript vendor. Over 60% of students requesting transcripts opt to receive an electronic copy as opposed to a paper copy. Average turnaround time for students requesting an electronic transcript is one to two days. Depending on the volume to be processed, electronic transcripts could be delivered within a few hours of being requested.

Reverse transfer

Western Michigan University is starting 2015 with four new reverse transfer partners. Agreements were recently signed with the College of DuPage, Gogebic Community College, Mott County Community College and North Central Michigan University. A total of 28 agreements have been signed by WMU to make it easier for students to combine credits and earn a credential. The agreement with the College of DuPage is the first out of state reverse transfer agreement signed by a Michigan university.

Upcoming dates

  • Monday, Jan. 12—Spring classes begin
  • Friday, Jan. 16—Last day to drop and add classes
  • Monday, Jan. 19—University closed, no classes
  • Tuesday, Jan. 20—Census
  • Wednesday, Jan. 21—$100 late add fee begins
  • Thursday, Jan. 22—Last day for 90% tuition refund for a complete withdraw
  • Monday, Jan. 26—Last day for a 50% tuition refund for a partial withdraw
  • Monday, Feb. 2—Deadline to submit Summer I and Summer II graduation applications
  • Monday, Feb. 9—Last day for 50% tuition refund for a complete withdraw
  • Sunday, Feb. 15—First work grades due
  • Friday, March 6—Spirit Day, no classes
  • Monday, March 9—Spring break begins
  • Sunday, March 15—Midterm grading closes, end of day
  • Monday, March 16—Classes resume
  • Monday, March 23—Last day to withdraw from Spring courses
  • April 27 through May 1—Final Exam week
  • Saturday, May 2—Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 5—Spring grades due by noon