December 11, 2017

Final exam week

As a reminder, if the university should close during Monday through Thursday of final exam week, the exams scheduled on that day of closure would automatically move to Friday without affecting any other exam day.

Any rescheduled exam will take place at the same time and in the same place as originally scheduled. The complete final exam schedule can be found online


Over 1,200 students will be attending commencement this Saturday in Miller Auditorium. The schedule is as follows: 

Time   College
9 a.m.   Haworth College of Business
College of Education and Human Development
Noon   College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
Extended University Programs
3 p.m.   College of Arts and Sciences
College of Aviation
College of Fine Arts

Graduates who reserved their tickets by December 8, received a confirmation email which included a PDF version of their tickets.  They are also able to access their tickets by clicking on the “My Tickets” tab at the top of ticket reservation website.  Graduates can either print copies of their tickets or email them directly to their guests.

Graduates will be required to print a copy of their student admission ticket and bring it with them to commencement.  The student admission tickets will be used to read student names during the ceremony.  Registrar’s Office staff will be on hand to assist students who forget to bring their student admission ticket to commencement.

Graduates who reserved their tickets before December 8 may request additional guest tickets online starting today through Wednesday, December 14. Additional tickets will be available while quantities last on a first come, first served basis.  

We do not have an allotment of extra tickets available for distribution outside of the tickets provided to graduates through the online ticket reservation system.  Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on a large screen in 2028 Brown Hall.
The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on EduCABLE channel 5 and throughout the Kalamazoo viewing area by Charter Communications on Public Media Network's channel 99.  You can also follow our graduates on Twitter using #WMUGrad. 

One Stop

The One Stop Center will be available for students again this year during the first two days of the spring 2018 semester. Representatives from several departments will be available on the second floor of the Bernhard Center to assist students and their families purchase a parking permit, get information on financial aid and student accounts.

The One Stop Center will be open:

  • January 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • January 9:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Fact of the week

During the fall 2017 semester, the three classes that have the most students enrolled are ENGL 1050 (1,290 students), BUS 1750 (1,033 students) and CIS 1020 (1,012 students).


11 - 14 Final exams 
16 Semester ends
19 Final grades due by noon
22 University closed for winter closure through January 1, 2018