February 11, 2019

Summer I and summer II registration

Summer I and Summer II 2019 registration began this morning at 7:30 a.m. Registrar's Office staff is available to answer phone calls beginning at 7:30 a.m. The registration schedule is as follows:  

Day Date Level Credit Hours
(or above)
Monday Feb. 11 Graduate Students   7:30 a.m.
Tuesday Feb. 12 Athletes
Military Service Members
  7:30 a.m.
Wednesday Feb. 13 Seniors 88 7:30 a.m.
Thursday Feb. 14 Juniors 56 7:30 a.m.
Friday Feb. 15 Sophomores 26 7:30 a.m.
Friday Feb. 15 Freshmen 0 Noon

Semi-annual re-authorization

The semi-annual student information systems re-authorization period begins today and will close on February 22. Supervisors will have through March 1 to approve or deny the re-authorization. 

 An email was sent to anyone with access to one or more student systems. The email contains instructions on how to access the online form in GoWMU. 

Automated reminder notifications will be sent during the re-authorization period until both the employee and the supervisor have approved or denied the reauthorization. 

Please direct any questions to the Registrar’s Office at (269) 387-4300.

Midterm grades

Just a reminder, midterm grades are due one month from today on Monday, March 11.

Instructors can report students who are not performing well, have excessive absences or are missing multiple assignments using the Report Student Academic Concern form located on the Faculty Menu in GoWMU.

When a student is reported, the information is sent to the Registrar's Office, Residence Life (if the student is living on campus) and the academic advisor (if the student is an undergraduate). In addition, a comment is added to the “Notes” section in Degree Works. If the student has granted Proxy access to a parent, the parent will have access to the Academic Concern note in Degree Works.


Grading for the Fall 2018 semester has been closed. Students who were not issued a grade by the instructor have been given an incomplete. Instructors can remove the "I" grade using the "Remove Incomplete Grade" link on the Faculty menu in GoWMU.

Spring final exams

Final exams will be held April 22 - 25. Instructors that have classes that are out of the academic scheduling matrix will need to contact the Registrar's Office to arrange a day, time, and location. The deadline to request review sessions and special final exams (makeup, mass, etc.) is Friday, February 15. 

Questions regarding final exam scheduling should be directed to Richard Carbonneau

Banner 9

Pro Tip

As a reminder, Banner 8 will no longer be available beginning March 1. Please log into Banner 9 and become familiar with it. While the forms and processes have not changed, the overall look and feel are different. 

A video tutorial is available and walks you through some of the differences.

Question from the field

Banner page names have both a description and an abbreviated name with seven letters. The letters indicate the type of page you are viewing: 

Position 1: 
Identifies the Banner product owning the page. 
S = Student
G = General
T = Student Accounts

Position 2: 
Identifies the application module owning the page: 
A = Admissions
C = Catalog
F = Registration/Fee Assessment
G = General Student
H = Grades/Academic History
L = Location Management
P = Person
S = Schedule
T = Validation page

Position 3: 
Identifies the object type code of the page: 
A = Application
I = Inquiry
P = Process
V = Validation

Position 4, 5, 6, and 7
Identifies a unique four-character code for the page and tells you the most information about the specific function: 
***IDEN = Identification (SPAIDEN)
***STDN = Student (SGASTDN)
***SECT = Section (SSASECT)
***CMNT = Comment (SPACMNT)

Banner has been said to have its own dialect depending on who trained you. For instance, I have heard SPACMNT as Spa Comment and Space Mountain. There is no one way to pronounce Banner forms.  

Meet the Registrar's OfficeMegan Schultz

Megan began her career at Western Michigan University in June 2018 when she was hired as a clerk at the customer service counter. She recently accepted the position of Coordinator of Data & Curriculum Support and is responsible for processing course change proposals in Banner, verifying the eligibility of students on club sports teams, managing the Reverse Transfer program, and updating and correcting student records for the census registration audits. Prior to WMU, she was a program manager at a nonprofit international student exchange organization. 

Megan received an Associate's degree in International Studies from KVCC and then transferred to WMU where she earned a BA in Comparative Religion. She also minored in Sociology. She is continuing her studies by working toward a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership & Administration.

While an undergraduate, Megan was the Department of Comparative Religion's Presidential Scholar. 

Megan was born in Southfield but grew up in Paw Paw. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, embroidery, traveling, and participating in community theatre. 


February 2019

11 - Summer 2019 registration begins

18 -  Fall 2019 courses open for viewing

March 2019

1 -  Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal; Spirit Day (no classes - University open); Banner 8 no longer available

4-8 -  Spring recess (no classes - University open)

11 -  Midterm grades are due; Fall 2019 registration begins

18 -  Last day to withdraw from spring classes

April 2019

22-25 -  Final examinations

27 -  Semester ends; Commencement

29 -  Tuition and fees are due for the Summer I term

30 -  Final grades are due by noon

May 2019

6 -  Summer I begins at 8 a.m.

10 -  Last day students can drop/add through GoWMU

13 -  Department cleanup*; Last day to receive a 100% refund; Census

14 -  $100 late add fee begins; begin recording withdrawals with a final grade of "W" on transcripts

17 -  last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdrawal

27 -  Memorial Day - University closed

31 -  Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal

June 2019

3 -  Last day to withdraw from classes

20 -  Tuition and fees are due for the Summer II term

26 -  Summer I term ends

27 -  Summer II begins at 8 a.m.

29 -  Commencement

*Department 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.