October 15, 2018

Spring 2019 registration

Priority registration concludes this week for the spring 2019 semester. Freshmen will be registering today and tomorrow.  

Day Date Level Credit Hours
Last Name
Mon Oct 15 Freshmen 18   8 a.m.
Mon Oct 15 Freshmen 11   Noon
Tue Oct 16 Freshmen 0 A - M 8 a.m.
Tues Oct 16 Freshmen 0 N - Z Noon

Midterm grades

Midterm grades are due today. The midterm grade worksheet will be available until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16.

Instructions to push midterm grades from eLearning to Banner can be found online. Or if you need assistance, please contact the Faculty Technology Center at (269) 387-6958 during normal business hours.  

Fall recess

Fall recess begins Wednesday, October 17 - 19. No classes will be held during those three days. The University will be open during normal business hours.

Classes resume on Monday, October 22.  

Shredding event

The campus Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) Committee is hosting another free shredding event on Friday, October 19. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to bring any unwanted professional or personal documents to Sangren Hall between 10 a.m. and noon.

Data Guardian will be on site to ensure materials are properly destroyed and recycled.

Meet the Registrar's Office

Richard Carbonneau

Richard started his career at WMU in 2009 at the bookstore where he worked as an office clerk and shipping/receiving supervisor. He was hired in 2014 in the Registrar’s Office where he has served in several positions, from office assistant, graduation auditing clerk to an academic room scheduler.

Richard has recently accepted a promotion and is now the supervisor of academic room scheduling. He, along with two staff, is responsible for processing academic section changes, which can include room assignments, capacity changes, day and time changes, and more. They also reserve rooms for major events such as the Medieval Conference, Medallion Scholarship competition, and others who wish to use academic space. He also provides training and support for 25Live, the university’s room scheduling software.

In his spare time, he enjoys camping and road trips. He also loves to cook, especially for friends and family. During his downtime, he can be found playing tabletop games and video games. He and his partner, Mandy (MSW; 2013) live in Kalamazoo with their two dogs, Poppy and Winston, and their cat Bruce. Richard earned a BA from Western in 2014. He double majored in English: Creative Writing and Philosophy.

Additionally, he was a Presidential Scholar recipient in 2015. Nominated by the English Department, the Presidential Scholar designation is the highest academic honor that WMU can bestow on its undergraduates. 

Fun fact:

The academic room schedulers have processed over 4,500-section change forms for fall 2018.


  • October 15—Midterm grades are due
  • October 17-19—Fall recess - University is open during normal business hours
  • October 22—Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • October 29—Last day to withdraw from classes
  • November 21—Thanksgiving break begins at noon 
  • December 10-13—Final examinations
  • December 15—Semester ends; Commencement
  • December 18—Final grades are due by noon