April 22, 2019


Over 2,000 students will be attending Saturday's commencement in Miller Auditorium. Ceremony times are as follows: 

9 a.m.

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Health and Human Services


Haworth College of Business
Extended University Programs

3 p.m.

College of Education and Human Development
College of Fine Arts

6 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Aviation

Graduates who reserved their guest tickets by today may request additional tickets from April 24 beginning at 8 a.m. to April 26 at 5 p.m. An email will be sent to eligible graduates. Additional tickets will be available while quantities last on a first come, first served basis.

Guests without tickets may view the ceremony on a large screen in Brown Hall, room 2028. Commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on EduCABLE Channel 5.1 and throughout the Kalamazoo viewing area by Charter Communications on Public Media Network's channel 191.

You can also follow our graduates on Twitter using #WMUGrad.


Spring semester grades are due next Tuesday, April 30 no later than noon. Grades will be available to students as soon as we complete processing, which we anticipate will be sometime in the late afternoon or early evening on April 30.

A few grading reminders:

  • The grade of "X" should be used when a student either never attended or stopped attending the course and is not eligible for an incomplete. The "X" grade is counted into the student's GPA the same as an "E" grade.
  • An incomplete is a temporary grade, given for reasons beyond the control of the student and is not to be given as a substitute for a failing grade.
  • A Report of Incomplete Grade, located on the faculty menu in GoWMU, needs to be submitted when an incomplete grade is assigned. The Report of Incomplete Grade lists the work the student needs to complete as well as the deadline for completion.
  • Instructors are required to provide the date a student last attended class when the student is receiving a grade of "E" or "X".
    • If attendance information is not available, the instructor can use the last date of recorded academic activity. It is important that the date provided be as accurate as possible since it will be used to determine student awards and refunds.
    • Instructors will be prompted to enter a valid date that is between the start and end date of the semester before final grades can be submitted.
    • In cases where the student does not come to even one class session or does not complete any work, the first day of the semester (January 7) should be used. 

April commencement facts

  • Graduates range in age from 18 to 76.
  • 717 will be graduating with honors.  
  • Eleven graduates will be celebrating their birthday on commencement day. 


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.