January 15, 2021

Today is the last day to drop/add classes

Students may drop and add via GoWMU today until 11:59 p.m. If students need to make adjustments after the deadline, departments can assist on Tuesday, Jan. 19, until 5 p.m. Courses can be added or dropped on that day without academic or financial penalty. After Jan. 19, dropping a class is considered a withdrawal and will show on transcripts with a grade of "W". Courses can be withdrawn in GoWMU from Jan. 20 to March 22. 

Preparing for spring census

Spring 2021 census will take place Tuesday, Jan. 19. In preparation, please ensure the correct instructor of record has been entered in Banner for all sections, sections on hold have been canceled or made active and all students attending have been registered so they will be counted (this includes students completing thesis and dissertation hours, independent studies, internships, seminars, etc.).

Updates from Admissions

Campus tours resume Jan. 19

On-campus tours hosted by the Office of Admissions will resume Tuesday, Jan. 19, following statewide orders. Tours are offered multiple times per weekday, and the number of guests will be capped. Students and families should be directed to wmich.edu/admissions/visit for more information.

Spring 2021 Admitted Student Events

Virtual sessions begin Jan. 29 to coincide with housing and orientation registration. Each event starts at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to last for several hours; an optional virtual campus tour will be offered to all attendees at the conclusion of the event. Students should be directed to register for one of six dates at wmich.edu/admissions/futurebronco

New virtual session for parents and families

The Office of Admissions has introduced a new virtual session option, Let's Talk WMU Admissions, for the parents/families of future students to ask questions regarding the admission process, what to expect from the Bronco community and more. Sessions began Jan. 8 and have been very well attended. Sessions are offered on Mondays at 4 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. Participants should be directed to register in advance.

Summer course offerings available Jan. 25; registration opens Feb. 8

See the registration calendar
Reminder: Feb. 1 is the deadline for June, August and December 2021 graduation applications

Once the deadline has passed, students may submit a late application for an additional fee or wait until the next available graduation term. Earlier this week, the Registrar's Office mailed a postcard to eligible students. More information regarding the communication cycle will be shared in the next edition of EM News. Please contact John Scott with questions.

Updates from Precollege Programming

COVID-19 updates for 2021 summer camps

Here are a few important notes for those involved with summer camps on WMU's campus:  

  • The Precollege Committee is planning to have a spring semester meeting via WebEx. The meeting date will be determined soon.    
  • WMU has not reached a final decision on whether on-campus/in-person camps will be permitted.  
  • In the interim, please email your camp plans (or confirmation if you are planning to cancel your camp) to Alexis Arocho. Be sure to provide any changes to your camp name and description, as well as whether you are planning for an in-person camp, a virtual camp or a combination of both. 

If you have not yet registered your camp through our web page, please also update your annual required registration ASAP at wmich.edu/precollege/camps.

Virtual tutoring resumes

The Office of Precollege Programming, Upward Bound Kalamazoo and KCP College Day have resumed virtual tutoring sessions for spring. For more information, visit wmich.edu/precollege/tutoring/tutoring-sites.

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

The average GPA in fall 2020 was 3.21, an increase from 3.13 in fall 2019. We also had 18 fewer sections below a 2.00 average GPA.