March 4, 2019

Fall 2019 registration

Fall registration opens next Monday for graduate students. Students with priority registration (Athletes, DSS, Honors, Military Service Members, ROTC, and Trio, ) are eligible to register on Tuesday, March 13; followed by seniors with 122 credit hours on Wednesday, March 14. The complete priority registration schedule is available on the Registrar’s Office website.

Commencement participation

As a reminder, if a student is not on track to complete their degree requirements by the end of the spring semester, they will not be permitted to participate in commencement on April 27. 

If a student is not able to attend their scheduled ceremony, they have the option of appealing to participate in June commencement.  The appeal form can be obtained in the Registrar's Office and supporting documentation will be required.  Due to limited seating in December and April, appeals to participate in those ceremonies will not be accepted. 

Catalog proofs

Catalog proofs for the 2019-20 Undergraduate and Graduate online catalogs will be sent to departments via email this week. Departments are asked to review the proofs carefully and indicate any editorial corrections. Return corrections to Laurie Foster in the Registrar's Office no later than April 5. 

Each change must be identified and marked on the proof. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Foster at (269) 387-4306 or  

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Meet the Registrar's OfficeBraunson Williams

Braunson was born in Cleveland, Ohio where his dad played football for the Cleveland Browns. He later moved to Saginaw with his family before moving to Kalamazoo in 2013 to attend WMU. During his academic career, he was an RA in Eicher/Lefevre for a little over two years. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2018 and is now working toward an MA in Sports Management.

Braunson was hired in the Registrar’s Office in September 2018 as a representative at the customer service counter. He is responsible for a variety of things from assisting walk-in students with questions about transcripts, dropping and adding classes to sending letters to students who have completely withdrawn.

In his spare time, Braunson can be found at the gym. When he is not there, he enjoys spending time with friends playing Xbox and watching football.

Braunson is the last of the Registrar's Office team to be featured. We hope you have enjoyed getting to know us!


March 2019

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.