January 7, 2019

One stop

One-stop will be open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bernhard Center.  Representatives will be on hand from Accounts Receivable, Financial Aid, and the Registrar’s Office. Informational tables will be available for Career and Student Employment Services, Office of Family Engagement, and Sindecuse Health Center. 


Waitlist notification will be turned off on Friday. Any student remaining on a spring 2019 waitlist will be removed the morning of January 14. Departments will then be able to register students into waitlisted sections on census day as they see appropriate. If you would like to print a list of students waitlisted in a section prior to next Tuesday, you can do so in Banner on the SFAWLPR form.


Spring 2019 census will be occurring next Monday, January 14. In preparation, please make sure:

  • the correct instructor of record has been entered in Banner for all sections
  • that are on hold have been canceled or made active
  • all students attending have been registered so they will be counted in our spring census numbers. This includes students completing a thesis and dissertation hours, independent studies, internships, seminars, etc.

Spring graduation

As a reminder, the deadline for students to apply for Spring 2019 graduation has been extended. Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 18. The deadline for students to apply for June and August graduation is February 1. 

From the Registrar's desk

441 FTIAC students were placed on probation at the end of the fall 2018 semester; a 14.5% increase from last fall. 

Banner 9

Banner 9 can be used with any browser but Chrome works best for speed. A getting started video guide can be viewed online at

 http://edservices.elluciancloud.com/delivery/PublicOnDemand/B9QuickTour/bgen-B9-quick tour-cc/index.html

Copy-paste-functionQuestion from the field: 

Banner 9 is similar to office programs in that you can use your keyboard keys. How can I copy and paste easily and quickly? 

  • Highlight the item (name, WIN, etc.) that you wish to copy, press the Ctrl + C to copy.
  • Place your cursor into the appropriate field you wish to add the item then press the Ctrl + V to paste
  • If you find you have made an error and want to correct the function, press the Ctrl + Z to undo.

Right clicking to bring up the copy and paste functions will not work in Banner 9.  

Meet the Registrar's OfficeJudy O'Donnell

Judy began her career at WMU as plans for its Diamond Jubilee celebration were in full swing. Western, along with the rest of the country, was in the midst of an energy crisis. President Bernhard was at the helm, students stood in line to register for classes, and tuition was $25.50 per credit hour for undergraduate students and $33.50 for graduate students.

Judy was attending KVCC at night in 1977 when she was hired. She started at the Graduate College, then in 1982, moved to the Registrar’s Office as a receptionist in the graduation-auditing department. She then moved to the front service counter where she remained until 2003 when she accepted a position in the academic scheduling area. She is responsible for processing section change forms and assisting departments with questions regarding academic scheduling and classroom assignments. 

She keeps busy with her husband and their German Shepherd Dogs (Bella and Oakley), hiking and camping. They recently took a trip to the mountains in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont where they hiked over 70 miles. 

Upcoming Dates


7 – Classes begin

7-8 – One Stop Center

11 – Last day to drop and add (using GoWMU)

14 – Departmental cleanup is available until 5 p.m.**; Last day to receive 100% tuition refund

15 – $100 late add fee begins; Begin recording withdrawals with a final grade of “W” on the transcript

17 – Last day to receive a 90% tuition refund for a complete withdrawal*

18 – Last day to apply for spring 2019 graduation (please note date extension!)

21 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation and Activities – No classes and the University is closed

22 – Last day to receive a 50% tuition refund for a partial withdrawal*

28 – Summer 2019 courses open for viewing


1 – Last day to receive a 50% tuition refund for a complete withdrawal*; Last day to apply for graduation for summer 2019

11 – Summer 2019 registration begins

18 – Fall 2019 courses open for viewing 


1 – Last day to receive a 25% tuition refund for a complete withdrawal*; Spirit Day – No classes (University is open during normal business hours)

4-8 – Spring Recess – No classes (University is open during normal business hours)

11 – Midterm grades are due; Fall 2019 registration begins

18 – Final day to withdraw from spring classes


22-25 – Final exam week

27 – Semester ends; commencement

30 – Final grades are due at noon. 

 *Complete withdrawal means withdrawing from all of your classes. A partial withdrawal is withdrawing from one or more classes, but not all of them.

**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.