April 3, 2017

Spring Grading

Grading for the spring 2017 semester is open. Grades are due no later than noon on Tuesday, May 2.  

As a reminder, instructors are required to provide the date a student last attended class when the student is 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. It is important that the date provided be as accurate as possible since it will be used to determine student awards and refunds.


Spring graduates have 10 days remaining to RSVP if they plan to attend the April 29 commencement ceremony.  This can be done by calling the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300, or in GoWMU by clicking on "Graduation Ceremony RSVP" under "Academic Services." 

Graduates can pick up their four guest tickets in the WMU Bookstore starting on April 17.

Degree Works

To assist advising offices, major codes have been added to student worksheets in Degree Works.  The four-letter code appears after the title of the major in the brown bar at the top of each major block. 

Catalog Proofs

Catalog proofs for the 2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate online catalogs were sent to departments on March 6.  Departments are asked to review the proofs, indicate any editorial corrections, and return them to the Registrar’s Office no later than Friday.

If you have any questions, please let Laurie know.  Laurie may be reached at 387-4306 or laurie.foster@wmich.edu.

Fact of the Week

In March, Degree Works was used by over 8,200 students.


  • Apr. 24 - 28—Final exam week
  • Apr. 29—Semester ends; Commencement
  • May 2—Final grades due by noon