September 20, 2019

WSHAAPRV in Banner is fixed

The form in Banner advisors use to approve undergraduate students to apply for graduation, WSHAAPRV, was not working correctly for students with multiple majors since the Banner 9 upgrade. The issue has been resolved. You will now see two new buttons on WSHAAPRV: “prevrec” (previous record) and “nextrec” (next record). These buttons allow users to move from one major to the next.

Spring 2020 course offerings open for viewing on Sept. 30; registration begins Oct. 21

View the priority registration schedule online.

Fall 2020 course fee deadline

The deadline to submit course fee request forms for new fees, renewal of fees or changes to current fees for the fall 2020 semester is Sept. 30. Course fees are generally in effect for three years following the approved effective date. The process to submit, review and approve or deny course fee requests is managed via Banner Workflow. The course fee policy and step-by-step instructions can be found on the Office of the Provost's webpage.

Security re-authorization

The semi-annual security re-authorization process is scheduled to begin on Sept. 30 and run through Oct. 11 for employees. Supervisors will have through Oct. 18 to approve or deny employee authorization requests. Security re-authorization allows us to audit access to critical computer systems used at WMU and to ensure that users are familiar and up-to-date with the latest policies. Users and their supervisor will receive an email notification that re-authorization has begun. The email will include instructions on how to complete the electronic re-authorization process. Questions about the re-authorization process should be directed to the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300 or  

"Advanced Search" option when searching course offerings in GoWMU

The "Advanced Search" button at the bottom of the "Course Offerings in Detail" webpage within GoWMU provides a variety of additional filter options, including start/end time, day of the week, credit range, attribute type and more. Courses can be searched using any combination of the filters provided.

Reminder: new graduation application deadlines

We are approaching the Oct. 1 deadline for students to apply for April graduation. As a reminder, there are now just two deadlines for graduation applications: Oct. 1 for April graduation and Feb. 1 for June, August and December graduations. 

Fall commencement information

Fall commencement is Saturday, Dec. 14. Ceremony times are as follows:

9 a.m.

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Fine Arts


  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Haworth College of Business

3 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Aviation
  • Extended University Programs

Students who are approved to participate in the ceremonies will be eligible to receive up to four (4) guest tickets. The commencement ticket reservation system for graduates to reserve their tickets will open on Nov. 20 at 8 a.m. New this December, graduates will be wearing brown gowns instead of black. Students who have already purchased a black gown may exchange it for the same size in the bookstore, providing the gown is from Oak Hall. No receipt will be required. Exchanges will be allowed through December 2021. Graduating students will receive this information (along with additional logistics) in an email from our office within the next few days.

Did you know? A fun fact from the Registrar...

Since 2014, students have earned an average GPA of 3.15 in their study abroad coursework.