November 6, 2020

Spring registration is underway

Spring course offerings can be accessed via GoWMU or the WMU Course Offerings page. 

See the registration schedule
Virtual commencement planned for December graduates

A message from Dr. Montgomery will be sent to December graduates within the next few days. More information will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

Fall 2020 withdrawal numbers

This fall, there were 337 complete withdrawals (1.6% of enrollment) and 1,979 partial withdrawals (9.7% of enrollment). For reference, here are the withdrawal numbers/percentage of enrollment from previous fall semesters:

  • Fall 2019: 295 complete (1.4%) and 1,750 partial (8.2%).
  • Fall 2018: 295 complete (1.3%) and 2,069 partial (9.2%).
  • Fall 2017: 311 complete (1.4%) and 2,471 partial (10.8%).
  • Fall 2016: 372 complete (1.6%) and 2,635 partial (11.3%).

Hardship withdrawal process

As a reminder, Nov. 2 was the last day for students to withdraw from fall classes. Withdrawal from a course will now only be permitted through the hardship withdrawal process via the Office of the Ombudsman.

Free shredding event today

To encourage proper disposal of the University’s protected information, the campus GLBA Committee is hosting a free document and media shredding event today from 10 a.m. to noon near Sangren Hall (Lot 41). Due to precautions regarding COVID-19, individuals must remain in their cars. Look for cones and an “Enter Here” sign for guidance on where to line up your vehicle. Data Guardian staff will remove your items once you get to the front of the line.

Upcoming Admissions/LHC virtual events

Prospective and admitted students are invited to join reps from the Lee Honors College and the Office of Admissions to discover how the LHC community will provide them with support, attention and opportunities to be prepared for a lifetime of success. The one-hour virtual session will cover the benefits of joining the honors college and will also feature information about WMU merit-based scholarships and scholarship resources. Sessions are offered:

  • Thursday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m.

Academically Talented Youth Program plans to stay virtual

The Academically Talented Youth Program will stay virtual through the end of the year to align with Kalamazoo Public Schools. While we miss seeing our students in person, we want to keep them and their loved ones safe. ATYP is an advanced and accelerated educational opportunity for middle and high school students. The program is designed to provide a challenging, fast-paced and above-grade-level curriculum for motivated learners.

Updated Bronco Express walk-in hours

Walk-in hours for Bronco Express are now Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Pre-College Programming virtual tutoring continues

Since launching on Oct. 19, the Pre-College virtual tutoring service continues to grow with students from Kalamazoo Public Schools. The service, currently at 60 participants ranging from sixth to twelfth grade, is a collaboration among the Office of Pre-College Programming, the KCP College Day Program and the Mentoring for Success Program at WMU. Twelve WMU students serve as tutors, representing various academic disciplines, including secondary education, engineering, computer science and nursing.

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

As of this morning, 11 students have submitted late applications for spring graduation. Students may complete a late application through Dec. 1 (new this semester) or wait until the next available graduation term. The Registrar's Office will send a final reminder regarding the Dec. 1 deadline early next week.