April 27, 2015


Over 2,000 students will be attending commencement in Miller Auditorium this Saturday. Ceremony times are as follows:

9 a.m.

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Fine Arts

12:30 p.m.

  • Haworth College of Business
  • College of Aviation
  • Extended University Programs

3:30 p.m.

  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services

7 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Graduates are able to pick up their four guest tickets in the WMU Bookstore through Saturday. Extra tickets may be available on a first come first served basis beginning Friday, May 1 at 8 a.m. at the Miller Auditorium box office. Eligible students will receive up to two additional tickets.

The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on EduCABLE channel 5 and throughout the Kalamazoo viewing area by Charter Communications on Public Media Network's channel 99. You can also follow our graduates on Twitter using #WMUGrad.


Spring semester grades are due next Tuesday, May 5 at noon. Grades will be available to students as soon as we complete processing, which we anticipate will be sometime in the late afternoon or early evening on May 5. A few grading reminders:

  • Instructors are required to provide a last date of attendance for students receiving a grade of E or X. If attendance information is not available the instructor can use the last date of recorded academic activity. In cases where the student does not come to even one class session or does not complete any work the first day of the semester should be used—Jan. 12, 2015.
  • The grade of X should be used when a student never attended or stopped attending the course and is not eligible for an incomplete. The X grade is counted into the student's GPA the same as an E grade.
  • An incomplete is a temporary grade given for reasons beyond the control of the student and is not to be given as a substitute for a failing grade.
  • A Report of Incomplete Grade, located on the faculty menu in GoWMU, needs to be submitted when an incomplete grade is assigned. The Report of Incomplete Grade lists the work the student needs to complete in the course as well as the deadline for completion.

Confidentiality and Degree Works

Students have the right to request that any or all directory information not be released without their written consent. To invoke this right a student must complete the confidentiality form and return it to the Registrar's Office. This notice will then remain in effect until it is revoked in writing by the student. Degree Works will have a Y in the Confidentiality box in the student information section at the top of the worksheet directly below the student's academic standing.

Upcoming dates

  • April 27 through May 1—Final Exam week
  • Saturday, May 2—Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 5—Spring grades due by noon