April 30, 2018


Over 2,400 degrees were conferred at the commencement ceremonies on Saturday. The hashtag #WMUGrad was provided in the commencement program for graduates to share their graduation comments and photos. Click here to see what our graduates had to say on their special day.

Graduation auditors will begin awarding degrees on Tuesday and graduates can expect to receive their diplomas in a few weeks.  When the diploma is printed an email is sent to the student’s wmich.edu email account that includes a link for the graduate to view their actual diploma.  Graduates have the option of receiving a signed and certified PDF copy of their Western Michigan University diploma.  Additional information on the eDiploma option can be found on the Registrar’s Office website

Spring grades

Spring semester grades are due tomorrow, May 1, at noon. The grading system will be turned off soon after the deadline and we will begin processing. Grades will be available for students to view in the late afternoon or early evening tomorrow.

Students will be notified through their wmich.edu email account if their academic standing changes to probation, extended probation, final probation or dismissal. The email will explain what the standing means and what impact it has on future registration. If the student has been academically dismissed, a hard copy letter will also be mailed to their permanent/home address.  Students who have been academically dismissed will be dropped from their Summer I courses on Thursday, May 3. 

Summer I session starts next Monday, May 7. In preparation, please ensure that all sections have an instructor of record and that all sections on hold are either canceled or made active. 

Spring 2019 schedule building

The spring 2019 schedule will be available for editing in Banner beginning today. To help with your planning, here is a summary of the schedule building dates:

April 30

Round one working reports are available in Cognos and access is granted to perform edits in Banner. Edits may only be completed for the spring 2019 semester. All changes for the summer I, summer II, and fall 2018 terms should be submitted via section change forms.

May 25 

Round one edits should be completed in Banner. Access is revoked at 5 p.m. Please note:

  • Special requests should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Instructors with documented ADA requests must be assigned to their sections for appropriate room assignments.

July 23

Final round working reports are available in Cognos.

July 27 

Final round deadline. All signed working reports must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. If the department does not have changes and will not be submitting a working report, please complete the Academic Scheduling Submission form.

August 31

Textbook orders are due to Follett.

September 17

Course offerings open for viewing.

October 1 

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Fact of the week

Two students from the first Reclaim the W cohort were among the April graduates.  The Reclaim the W program started in 2014 to help academically dismissed students return to WMU and finish their degree.


  • Apr. 30—Spring 2019 schedule available to departments to review and edit in Banner. 
  • May 1—Final grades due by noon.
  • May 7—Summer I session begins at 8 a.m.; Tuition and fees are due. 
  • May 11—Last day to drop/add classes.
  • May 14—Census; Last day to receive 100% refund.
  • May 15—$100 late add fee begins; withdrawals are recorded with a letter grade of "W".
  • May 18—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdrawal.
  • May 28—Memorial Day - University closed.
  • June 1—Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal.
  • June 4—Last day to withdraw from classes. 
  • June 23—Commencement ceremonies are held at Miller Auditorium.
  • June 27—Summer I ends.
  • July 3 —Summer I grades are due no later than noon. 
  • July 4—Independence Day - University closed.