March 21, 2016

fall 2016 registration

Fall registration continues this week with juniors and sophomores eligible to register. The registration schedule for the week is as follows:

DayDateLevelCredit Hours
(or above)
Monday March 21 Juniors  77 8 a.m.
Tuesday March 22 Juniors  66 8 a.m.
Wednesday March 23 Juniors 56 8 a.m.
Thursday March 24 Sophomores 45 8 a.m.
Friday March 25 Sophomores 36 8 a.m.
Friday March 25 Sophomores 26 Noon

last day to withdraw

Today is the last day students can withdraw from a spring semester course. Students will have access to withdraw through GoWMU until 11:59 p.m. tonight. Students who are unable to access the registration system due to a hold on their account can withdraw in the Registrar's Office. If the student is not on campus, please have them contact our office at (269) 387-4300 for assistance.

After tonight, withdrawal from a course will only be permitted through the hardship panel withdrawal process of GAPDAC. Documentation will be required and the Hardship Panel will determine if a hardship exists and whether a withdrawal is warranted. Students initiate this process through the Ombudsman’s Office.

midterm grading

Midterm grading ended last Monday for the spring semester. Midterm grades were reported in 1054 sections (21% of sections offered this semester).  Thank you to the 579 instructors who took the time to submit a first work or midterm grade this semester.

catalog proofs

Catalog proofs for the 2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate online catalogs were sent to departments via email on March 4.  Departments are asked to please look the proofs over, indicate any editorial corrections, and return them to Laurie Foster in the Registrar’s Office no later than April 8.

Each change must be identifiable, so please mark changes clearly.  If you have any questions, please let Laurie know.  Laurie may be reached at 7-4306 or

fall textbook requisitions

According to a report run by the bookstore last Monday, we still have a large number of Fall 2016 sections without a textbook assigned.  Please ensure that this information is submitted as soon as possible.  As part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), WMU is required to publish this information with our course offerings.

Upcoming dates

  • Monday, Mar. 21—Last day to withdraw from classes
  • Apr. 25 - 29—Final exam week
  • Saturday, Apr. 30—Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 3—Final grades are due by noon