June 25, 2018


Congratulations to our new WMU graduates.  Over 5,800 graduates and guests attended commencement on Saturday.  If you are interested in viewing the ceremonies or accessing a PDF of the program, links are provided on the commencement website.  

Summer session information

The Summer I session ends on Wednesday.  Grades are due next Tuesday, July 3 at noon and will be available for students to view that afternoon. 
Summer II begins at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28.  Students dismissed after summer I will be dropped from their summer II courses on Friday, July 6.  

Notary fee

Effective fall 2018, the Registrar's Office will begin assessing a $10 fee for each diploma and transcript notarized. In recent years, we have seen increased demand from students to have their credentials notarized in order to attest to the validity of the academic document and to verify the authenticity of the signature. Charging a notarization fee will help to offset the cost of resources required to provide this service.  

Reclaim the W

Reclaim the W is a support program for academically dismissed students to help them return to good standing and reach their educational goals. In May, 141 first and second-year students were invited to apply for the Reclaim the W program. Eligibility for the program is based on the student’s WMU grade point average and input from academic advisors.  As of last week, 74 students have submitted the required materials for participation in the program during the fall semester. The information is being reviewed and students will be contacted with a readmission decision by July 15. Fall 2018 will be the fifth year the Reclaim the W program has been offered. 

Fact of the week

Five students are receiving master's degrees this summer through an Accelerated Graduate Degree Program; two MS in Engineering degrees (Civil and Electrical), two MA in Spanish degrees and one MS in Statistics degree. 


  • June 27—Summer I ends.
  • June 28—Summer II begins at 8 a.m.
  • July 3 —Summer I grades are due no later than noon. 
  • July 4—Independence Day - University closed. 
  • July 6—Last day to drop and add; last day to receive 100% refund; census
  • July 7—$100 late add fee begins; begin recording withdrawals as "W" on transcripts
  • July 10—Last day to receive 50% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • July 23—Last day to withdraw from classes; last day to receive 25% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • August 17—Semester ends
  • August 21—Final grades are due
  • August 29—Fall 2018 classes begin at 8 a.m. - please note this is the Wednesday before Labor Day