June 17, 2021

Spring grading is closed

Grading for the spring 2021 semester has been closed. Students who were not issued a grade by the instructor have been given an incomplete. Instructors can remove the "I" grade using the "Remove Incomplete Grade" link on the Faculty menu in GoWMU.

SUM I grading is open

The final grade worksheet will be available for grade submission until noon on Tuesday, July 6. Students will not be able to see their grades online until the grade roll process is completed in the Registrar’s Office. This is done shortly after noon on the day grades are due and nightly thereafter.

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Hardship withdrawal process

As a reminder, June 7 was the last day for students to withdraw from SUM I classes. Withdrawal from a course will now only be permitted through the hardship withdrawal process via the Office of the Ombudsman.

Returning student packaging update

As of Wednesday, June 16, Student Financial Aid has packaged 6,592 returning students (undergraduate and graduate) for the 2021-22 academic year. Transfer students were packaged a few weeks ago. Please direct students to check their WMU email for the interactive offer letter and package details.

Virtual commencement and activities on June 26

WMU will be hosting virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, June 26, at 2 p.m. to celebrate summer graduates. View the ceremonies at wmich.edu/commencement. Graduates also have the opportunity to schedule time with professional photographers from 9 a.m. to noon on June 26. There are four on-campus locations for photo sessions:

  • Bronco Statue located near Read Fieldhouse 
  • Miller Plaza Fountain 
  • West Michigan Avenue Icon (WMU Seal Sculpture)  
  • Heritage Hall

As a gift to show our sincere appreciation of graduates' accomplishments, WMU is providing a free 5x7 photo print to every participant. Additionally, staff from the Registrar's Office will be giving out diploma covers in front of the Seibert Administration Building from 9 a.m. to noon on June 26.

View Online Orientation modules now

Students access their online orientation modules through Elearning, and families/guests can view the modules at https://elevate.wmich.edu/familyorientation/#/. The Office of Student Transitions encourages faculty and staff to view the modules as they provide a comprehensive overview of campus life and resources.

Parents and families can also tune in to "Let's Talk Orientation" every Wednesday at noon. These live sessions will feature a different topic each week, as well as answer viewers' questions. Learn more at wmich.edu/transitions/orientation/family

Updated UG and GRAD catalog navigation

The 2021-22 catalogs feature a redesigned left navigation menu. The navigation links were refined and alphabetized to provide users with a more streamlined reading experience. See the catalogs at wmich.edu/registrar/catalogs.

Admissions recruitment partner spotlight

The Office of Admissions would like to recognize Gabriela Saliwanchik, manager of undergraduate recruitment and outreach from the College of Arts and Sciences, as a fantastic recruitment partner making an impact on our incoming class, particularly with transfer students.

Since day one, Gabriela (and her team) have always been willing to assist with calls and outreach plans for transfer recruitment. She consistently asks for additional direction and asks what else she can do to assist in connecting with incoming students. Gabriela is very easy to work with and we want to recognize her communication with transfer students, which is early and often. She also goes above and beyond to be present at, and generate excitement for, admissions events for both first-year and transfer students.

Survey regarding Oct. 2 commencement sent to 2020-21 graduates

The Registrar's Office and the Office of the President contacted all 2020-21 graduates via mail and email regarding the opportunity to participate in an in-person commencement ceremony at Waldo Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 2. The notifications included a link to a survey where graduates can indicate their interest in returning to campus to participate in the event. 

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

Nearly 1,300 students will graduate from WMU this summer. The oldest graduate, an MSW student, is 74 years old and the youngest graduate, a biomedical sciences student, is 20 years old!