October 30, 2017

Spring registration

Priority registration ended last Thursday. At this point, all eligible students can register for Spring 2018 courses.  This a great time to begin reaching out to students who have not yet registered. A Cognos report is available to help you identify those students.  The Cognos report is titled “20.30.20 Students Registered in Prior Terms Not Registered in Future Terms” and can be found by going to the 20.00 Enrollment folder, then to 20.30 Retention. The report excludes students who have graduated, applied for graduation or have been academically dismissed. 

Last day to withdraw

The last day to withdraw from a Fall 2017 course is next Monday, November 6.  Students can withdraw in GoWMU.  If a hold exists, they may withdraw in person at the Registrar's Office or by sending an email to registrar-info@wmich.edu using their wmich.edu email address. 

Withdrawal from a course any time after November 6 will only be permitted through the hardship panel withdrawal process. An email went out to students last week reminding them of the upcoming withdraw date. 

Midterm grading

Midterm grades were due last Monday, October 23.  Midterm grades were submitted in 1,084 sections; 27% of sections offered this semester.  The Haworth College of Business had the highest percentage of midterm grades reported, with grades submitted in 34% of their sections.  Thank you to all the instructors who took the time to submit grades to help support this important retention initiative. 

Fact of the week

3,238 undergraduate students did not have a midterm grade reported in any of their classes this semester. 


6 Last day to withdraw from classes
22 Thanksgiving break begins at noon (University open until 5 p.m.)
27 Classes resume
11 - 14 Final exams 
16 Semester ends
19 Final grades due by noon
22 University closed for winter closure through January 1, 2018