October 26, 2015

Spring 2016 registration

We are in the third week of registration for the spring 2016 semester. This week sophomores and freshmen are able to register. The priority schedule for the week is as follows:

Credit Hours
Last NameTime
Monday Oct. 26 Sophomores 30   8 a.m.
Tuesday Oct. 27 Sophomores 26   8 a.m.
Wednesday Oct. 28 Freshmen 18   8 a.m.
Wednesday Oct. 28 Freshmen 11   Noon
Thursday Oct. 29 Freshmen 0 A - M 8 a.m.
Thursday Oct 29 Freshmen 0 N- Z Noon

View the complete priority schedule.

Textbook orders

According to a report run by the bookstore on Friday, we still have 1,434 spring 2016 sections without a textbook assigned. Please ensure that this information is submitted as soon as possible. According to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), WMU is required to publish textbook information with our course offerings. We are currently only 65% in compliance.

Midterm grading

The deadline for instructors to enter fall 2015 midterm grades was last night at midnight. Instructors who need extra time can submit their midterm grades through the end of the day today. The midterm grade worksheet will be open until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.

The online catalog has a new look

The online catalog has a new look. We recently worked with the vendor to modify the catalog to make the color and style consistent with the CMS website.  If you experience any unusual formatting issues when viewing the new version, please clear your cache before contacting the Help Desk.

Orientation modules

New students who attended orientation this summer were asked to complete three online modules (Academic Success Choices, Financial Literacy 101 and AlcoholEdu Part 1).  A registration hold has been placed on students who have not yet completed all three modules. If you see a hold type of "FY" on a student's record, please encourage the student to complete the on-line modules. First Year Experience will be reviewing reports daily and will remove the hold when modules are completed. Please refer any questions regarding this hold to the First Year Experience Office at (269) 387-2167.

Upcoming dates

  • Wednesday, Oct. 28—Last day to receive 25% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • Monday, Nov. 9—Last day to withdraw from classes
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25—Thanksgiving recess begins at noon
  • Monday, Nov. 30—Classes resume
  • Dec. 14 - 18—Final exam week
  • Saturday, Dec. 19—Semester ends; Commencement
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22—Final grades due by noon