April 1, 2019

Fall registration

Priority registration ended last Tuesday. All current students are now eligible to register for fall 2019 classes. 

Catalog proofs

Catalog proofs for the 2019-20 Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs were sent the week of March 6. Departments were asked to review the information, make any editorial corrections and return the document to the Registrar's Office no later than Friday, April 5. 

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Foster

Commencement tickets

The April commencement ticket reservation system opened this morning at 8 a.m. April graduates are able to reserve their four (4) guest tickets through Monday, April 22. A link is provided on the commencement website and included in an email sent to eligible students today. 

Please note: All commencement tickers are allocated to the graduates and delivered electronically. No additional tickets are available for distribution. Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on a large screen in Brown Hall, room 2028.  

Course fee requests

As a reminder, April 15 is the deadline to submit course fee requests for the spring 2020 semester. This includes requests for new fees, renewal of fees or changes to current fees.  

Shred events

To encourage proper disposal of the University’s protected information, the campus GLBA Committee is hosting a free document and media shredding event on Friday, April 12 - 10 a.m. to noon. 

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to drop off professional or personal documents or media to ensure they are properly destroyed and recycled.

This is a great time to review your departmental records and purge any unwanted documents. University records must be destroyed in compliance with the University’s Information Security Program. Restricted/confidential information should be retained only as long as needed.

See records management and the record retention guide for more information.

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The law provides students with the right to inspect and review information contained in their education records, to challenge the contents of these records, to have a hearing if the outcome of the challenge is unsatisfactory and to submit explanatory statements for inclusion in their files if they feel the decisions of the hearing panels to be unacceptable. The Registrar’s Office has been designated to coordinate the inspection and review procedures for student education records.

Education records do not include:

  • The records of instructional, administrative and education personnel which are in the sole possession of the maker and are not accessible or revealed to any individual except a temporary substitute.
  • Records of the law enforcement unit.
  • Student health records. 
  • Employment records
  • Alumni records.

 Students may not inspect and review the following:

  • Financial information submitted by their parents.
  • Confidential letters and recommendations associated with admission, employment or job placement.
  • Education records containing information about more than one student. The institution will permit access only to that part of the record that pertains to the inquiring student.

Additional information about FERPA can be found on the Registrar's Office website


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.