April 9, 2021

Following up with students who have not registered for summer and fall 2021

All eligible students who have not registered for summer and fall courses will receive a registration reminder email from the Registrar's Office by the end of next week. In the email, we will include a link to the WMU Course Offerings page and reiterate tips to ensure a smooth registration process (e.g., checking for holds and speaking with an advisor).

If you would like to communicate with unregistered students in your area, there is a Cognos report available to help. The report, 21.00.20 - Students Registered in Prior Terms Not Registered in Future Terms, can be found by going to the Retention folder (21.00). This report excludes students who have graduated, applied for graduation or been academically dismissed. Please email John Scott with questions.

Final exams are just a few weeks away

Exams begin Monday, April 26, and conclude Thursday, April 29. Regularly scheduled class meeting times are not held during the exam week.

View the complete exam schedule 
Decision date and Bronco2Bronco: Updates from Admissions

May 1 decision date

If you’re working with first-year students admitted for the fall semester, please encourage them to confirm their admission by Saturday, May 1. This confirmation tells us that the student plans to enroll at WMU. While we will allow students to confirm their admission after May 1, making the decision within the next few weeks allows a student to follow a good timeline to complete other enrollment steps, including registering for orientation. Confirming admission is a simple process that a student completes in their Gold Gateway admissions account. The $100 deposit is waived for Pell-eligible students. For more information, visit wmich.edu/admissions/admittedbroncos.

Note: Given the capacity limitations in Aviation Flight Science, students admitted to that program MUST confirm their admission by May 1.


During the week of April 12, nearly 50 volunteers will be contacting admitted students from under-represented backgrounds to help them with their enrollment next steps, answer questions about WMU and let them know we want them to be a Bronco! Combined, we estimate that more than 1,500 students will be reached through this initiative. Thank you in advance to all who volunteered!

Virtual commencement viewing times

As a reminder, WMU will be hosting a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, to celebrate spring graduates. Viewing times are as follows:

2 p.m.
College of Education and Human Development
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
College of Fine Arts
College of Health and Human Services

4 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
Haworth College of Business
College of Aviation

More information about commencement activities will be shared in the next edition of EM News.

Spring 2022 academic scheduling dates and deadlines

The important dates calendar has been updated with the spring 2022 academic scheduling timeline. Updates include:

  • April 23, 2021: Spring 2022 course offerings rolled in Banner. 
  • April 26, 2021: Spring 2022 schedule available to departments to review and edit in Banner.
  • June 11, 2021: Spring 2022 edits due in Banner by 5 p.m. All special requests are due at this time. All changes to be submitted on section change forms. There is no final round.
  • June 14, 2021: Spring 2022 bulk room scheduling begins at 8 a.m.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding update

As of this morning, WMU has offered HEERF II grant funds to 15,946 students totaling $11,847,150.

  • The initial email notifications were sent a month ago to 11,167 students with a FAFSA on file totaling $9,259,425.
  • The next email notifications were sent a week ago to 4,779 students without a FAFSA on file totaling $2,587,725.  

Learn more at wmich.edu/finaid/heerf. Please encourage students with questions to contact Bronco Express at (269) 387-6000.

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

More than 9,800 students have registered for fall courses since registration opened on March 8.