December 3, 2018

Final Exams

As we approach the end of the fall 2018 semester, here are some things to remember regarding final exams: 

All final exams must be held as scheduled in the final exam schedule, which can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

All final exams must be held in the normal classroom unless other arrangements have been made with the Registrar’s Office. To schedule classroom space for review sessions, please e-mail

If any student is assigned four exams during the same day, university policy will allow the student to request that one exam is given at the make-up time.

In every class taught, all faculty shall give a final examination, i.e., some form of comprehensive evaluative academic exercise appropriate to the course, during the last week of the semester.

The final evaluative exercise may be distributed before the time scheduled for the final exam provided that it is due and collected on the day the final exam has been scheduled.

If the university should close on 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. Rescheduled exams will take place at the same times and in the same places as originally scheduled. 

One Stop Center

The One Stop Center will be available for students again this year at the start of the spring 2019 semester. Representatives from Parking Services, Financial Aid, Accounts Receivable, and the Registrar's Office will be on hand to answer questions, purchase a parking pass, and get information on student accounts. 

The One Stop Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 7 and 8.

Spring graduation deadline extended

The deadline for students to apply for spring 2019 graduation has been extended to January 18.

Students can apply for graduation online through GoWMU.  Undergraduate students must be approved by their advisor in Banner before they will be able to access the online application.
Please note the deadline for students to apply for June and August graduation is February 1.

Meet the Registrar's OfficeStephanie Jones

Stephanie originally hails from the Detroit area and made the decision to move to Kalamazoo in September 1989 to attend school. 

In 1995, she was hired to fill a vacant position at the customer service counter in the Registrar's Office. She has been in her current position since 1997.  

She is responsible for making sure that the course fees are added in a timely manner. She also verifies each section has the appropriate fee(s) before the schedule is opened for registration. 

Stephanie also provides assistance to the over 300 Registered Student Organizations when they host various events on campus. She works with them to reserve the appropriate academic space and routes the RSO reservation information to numerous departments.

Stephanie is active with her church and enjoys spending time with her kids, extended family - especially her new grandson.  


  • December 10-13—Final examinations
  • December 15—Semester ends; Commencement
  • December 18—Final grades are due by noon


  • January 2—Spring tuition and fees are due
  • January 2-4—Advising days
  • January 7—Classes begin at 8 a.m.
  • January 7-8—One Stop Convenience Center
  • January 11—Last day students can drop/add through GoWMU
  • January 14—Department cleanup*; Census
  • January 15—$100 late add fee begins; Begin recording withdrawals with a final grade of "W" on transcripts
  • January 17—Last day to receive a 90% refund for a complete withdrawal
  • January 18—Final day to apply for spring graduation
  • January 21—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Convocation and Activities
  • January 22—Last day to receive 50% refund for a partial withdrawal
  • February 1—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdrawal; deadline to apply for summer graduation 
  • March 1—Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal; Spirit Day (no classes - University open)
  • March 4-8—Spring recess (no classes - University open)
  • March 11—Midterm grades are due
  • March 18—Last day to withdraw from spring classes
  • April 22-25—Final examinations
  • April 27—Semester ends; Commencement
  • April 30—Final grades are due by noon

*Departmental cleanup day provides the opportunity for departments to assist students in adding/dropping classes. Students do not have access to adjust their schedules via GoWMU on this day; they do receive a 100% refund for any classes dropped by the department.