October 22, 2021

Spring registration begins next week

Registration for graduate students begins Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 a.m. Spring course offerings can be accessed via GoWMU and the WMU Course Offerings page. 

See the registration calendar
Updates from Student Financial Aid

Fall disbursement numbers

This fall, SFA disbursed $97,063,999 of aid, including federal, state and institutional aid. Of this amount, 12,682 students received at least one award. Disbursements for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund are as follows: 

  • Spring 2021: $11,856,600 
  • Summer 2021: $20,502,750

Fall processing times

The current processing time for paperwork, appeals, PLUS loans and alternative loans is three weeks. Response time for email inquiries is two business days. 

2022-23 FAFSA now available; Michigan priority deadline is March 1

Students should have 2020 tax information available when applying.

Last day to withdraw from fall classes is Nov. 1

GoWMU will be available for students to withdraw until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1. Students with a registration hold who are unable to use GoWMU may request a withdrawal in person through the Registrar's Office until 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 or by emailing the Registrar's Office.

The Registrar's Office is sending a final reminder to all registered students via email on Nov. 1.

Fall commencement information

Fall commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18. Ceremony times are as follows:

9 a.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Aviation
  • Merze Tate College


  • Haworth College of Business
  • College of Health and Human Services

3 p.m.

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Graduates may choose between two options for how they would like to participate:

  • Option 1 (in-person): Graduates may attend a traditional in-person ceremony with their guests in Miller Auditorium.
  • Option 2 (virtual): Graduates may submit a photo that will be displayed while their names are read during the in-person ceremony in Miller Auditorium. Doctoral graduates will have the opportunity to have their hooding filmed on campus prior to Dec. 18, which will then be shown while their names and dissertation titles are read during the in-person ceremony in Miller Auditorium. 

The ceremony will be livestreamed and publicly available. Graduates must choose one of the two options; they cannot do both. We want to provide graduates with the flexibility to choose how they celebrate given the ongoing pandemic.

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

As of this morning, five students have submitted late applications for spring 2022 graduation. Students may complete a late application (for an additional fee) through Dec. 1 or apply for the next available graduation term. 

The Registrar's Office will send a final reminder regarding the late application deadline to eligible students on Tuesday, Nov. 2.