July 17, 2017

Fall 2017 program creation and revisions

Degree Works and the undergraduate catalog have been updated with all changes to programs that came through the curriculum process for fall 2017.  This includes revisions to existing programs and programs newly created for fall.

Departments are encouraged to closely proof the requirements for their programs in Degree Works.  The requirements as outlined in the undergraduate catalog should exactly match the requirements in Degree Works.  If discrepancies between the catalog and Degree Works are discovered, please notify Kelley Oliver (kelley.oliver@wmich.edu) in the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.

The following are new undergraduate programs that have been created for fall 2017:


  • Product Design (APDJ)
  • Public Health (PBHJ)
  • Youth and Community Development (YCDJ)


  • American Sign Language Studies (ASLN)
  • Classical Studies (CLSN)
  • Human Resource Management (HRMN)
  • Workforce Education and Development (WFEN) 

spring 2018 schedule building

We are now taking reservations for special events for the spring 2018 semester. Special events are those events that are unrelated to academic scheduling such as; study sessions, presentations, speakers, etc.  To reserve an academic room for a special event, please complete the Classroom Reservation Request form.

Spring 2018 academic courses are in the final stages of having rooms assigned. The final review will be available to departments next week. 

reporting student academic concerns

Reporting student academic concerns is just as important in the summer sessions as it is during the fall and spring semesters.   Please encourage instructors to report any student who is not attending or who is not performing well using the Report Student Academic Concern link in GoWMU located on faculty menu.  In addition to the student, the information is sent to the Registrar's Office, Residence Life (if the student is living on campus) and the academic advisor (if the student is an undergraduate). 

advisor of record

An advisor of record is being assigned to all incoming beginner and transfer students. This is the fifth year the college advising offices have been entering the information in an effort to provide students with a point of contact.

If you would like to see the advisor assigned to a particular student, you can find the information in Banner on the SGASTDN screen. Click on "Options" and go to "Assign Advisor to Student." You can also see the advisor of record in Degree Works at the top of the worksheet, next to the student photo.

Fact of the Week

93 students are enrolled in the summer II session under the new non-resident tuition rate.  The rate is set at 1.25 times the rate Michigan residents pay and applies to undergraduate non-resident students admitted Summer I 2017 or later.  


24 Last day to receive 25% refund for a complete withdrawal
18 Summer II session ends
22 Summer II session final grades are due by noon