August 5, 2022

Join us at Staff Bash 2022 next week

Visit Miller Fountain Plaza on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to enjoy food from Mangia Catering, yard games, music from DJ Reggie and the company of colleagues from across campus. Wear WMU attire to show your Bronco pride!

Orientation wraps up; Fall Welcome begins

The final one-day Orientation session for beginner and new transfer students is Friday, Aug. 12. Thus far, more than 3,000 students have gone through Orientation during 15 sessions. 

All beginning students are required to attend Fall Welcome, as it continues to assist them in making a successful transition to WMU. New transfer students are not required to attend, but strongly encouraged. Fall Welcome will take place Thursday, Aug. 25, through Tuesday, Aug. 30. For more details on Fall Welcome, visit

SUM II ends Aug. 19; grades due Aug. 23

The SUM II session concludes Friday, Aug. 19. The final grade worksheet will be available for grade submission until noon on Tuesday, Aug. 23. 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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Updates from Admissions

Important deadlines

Applications and all related materials must be received by the Office of Admissions by the following deadlines to be considered for admission:

  • Fall 2022 entry for first-year studentsThe app deadline has passed (July 27)
  • Fall 2022 entry for transfer and all other undergraduate student types: Aug. 15
  • Spring 2023 entry for all student types: Jan. 1, 2023
  • Summer I 2023 entry for all student types: May 1, 2023
  • Summer II 2023 entry for all student types: June 1, 2023
  • Fall 2023 entry for first-year students:
    • Dec. 15, 2022, Early Action (non-binding). Admission to all Western academic programs*, admission scholarship consideration, Medallion scholarship consideration and priority invitation to the Lee Honors College.
    • June 1, 2023, Rolling Admission. Admission to WMU academic programs.
  • Fall 2023 entry for transfer and all other undergraduate student types: Aug. 15, 2023*

Students should visit to select their student type and begin their application for admission.

*Students interested in Aviation Flight Science must apply for fall entry and complete their admission application by the following deadlines: December 15 (Early Action) for first-year students and February 15 for transfer students. First-year students interested in direct admission to the Bronson School of Nursing must apply for fall entry by December 15. Learn more admission criteria for these programs by visiting the Competitive Admission Program page.  

Connecting with prospective students

The Office of Admissions is partnering with academic colleges and a number of academic support services, student organizations and campus departments to offer in-person visit experiences for prospective students. If you are working with this population, please encourage students to attend the event most convenient for them:  

Honors Open House
Friday, Oct. 7
Audience: Prospective honors first-year and transfer students
Registration will open in late August:

Open House
Students can choose from three Fridays: Oct. 28, Nov. 18 or Dec. 2
Audience: Prospective first-year and transfer students
Registration will open in late August:

In addition, if one of the above dates doesn’t work for a student, we offer campus tours Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. Students may register at

Adding students to communication funnel

If your student would like to be added to the admissions communication funnel, they may complete our inquiry form at or sign up for an official campus visit at

2022-23 Important Dates for Faculty and Staff calendar now available

Dates include deadlines for course fee requests, textbook ordering and room scheduling.

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Updates from Student Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid reopens

Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, Bronco Express will be moving to the Student Financial Aid office located in the Faunce Student Services building on the west side of campus. For more information, please visit

Attracting work-study students to your department 

Work-study is a federal fund that pays students wages as they work a position, just like any other on-campus student employment position. The only difference is the funding source: Instead of the employing department paying the student from their area’s budget, wages are paid from the federal government’s funding. Students are awarded work-study funds based on their FAFSA data. Only select students may qualify for this fund.  

If you have questions about Federal Work-study, please contact Student Financial Aid. If you have questions about posting jobs on Handshake, please contact Career and Student Employment.

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

This week, graduation application reminder emails have been opened in Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Oman, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam!