January 26, 2024

Spring census data now available 

Institutional Research has updated its interactive dashboards with spring census data. Additional spring census reports are available in Cognos. Contact Jason Jach or Becca Sly with any questions.

Office of Student Transitions is hiring

The Office of Student Transitions is currently hiring undergraduate students for the Orientation Student Leader, First-Year Experience Co-Facilitator and Fall Welcome Ambassador positions. All positions pay $12 per hour. Please direct interested students to wmich.edu/transitions/leadership for more information, as well as the application.

Bronco 2 Bronco call campaign

The Bronco 2 Bronco call campaign initiative began several years ago as a way for the campus to outreach to historically underrepresented students. The Office of Admissions is seeking interested faculty and staff who would be willing to participate in outreach calls to this group of admitted students. Students enjoy hearing from faculty and staff at the University, and these calls create a sense of belonging and demonstrate that we care.

The call campaign will begin on March 18 and conclude on March 29. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Anthony Perez or Alvina Gipson by March 15.

2024-25 scholarship information

Current students can start applying now for 2024-25 scholarships. Applying for endowed scholarships is easier than ever! Please encourage students to apply online by Friday, March 1. More information can be found at wmich.edu/finaid/aid-types/institutional-offers

Feb. 1 is the deadline for June, August and December 2024 graduation applications

Once the deadline has passed, students may submit a late application by April 1 (June/August graduation) or July 1 (December graduation), or apply for the next available graduation term. Please direct students interested in submitting a late application to contact Jesesica Pickett. Late applicants will be charged $200 in addition to the $55 graduation fee. 

As with previous application campaigns, the Registrar's Office utilized a multi-pronged approach comprised of targeted communication, general communication and support/partner communication.

Targeted communication

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students received personalized emails, phone calls and a postcard. Eligibility is determined by Degree Works percentage (65% and above), advisor approval (those who have been approved to graduate but have not applied) and credits earned (12+ for students in master's programs and 40+ for students in doctoral programs). We also contacted all students enrolled in certificate programs to reiterate that students earning both a certificate and a degree must file separate graduation applications.

All of these students will receive follow-up emails regarding the April 1 and July 1 late application deadlines.

General communication

The application deadlines have been incorporated into our general messaging as well, including: 

  • Our "welcome" email, sent to all enrolled students on the first day of the semester/session, contains an entire section regarding the application deadlines (in addition to listing the deadlines in a calendar format).
  • Our registration email, sent approximately two weeks before registration periods begin, contains application deadline information for juniors, seniors and graduate students.
  • Our home page has showcased the Feb. 1 deadline since late November.

Support/partner communication

Thanks to collaborations with various areas on campus, we have been able to share the Feb. 1 deadline via an announcement in goWMU, dates on the WMU Events calendar, a write-up in WMU Today and posts on WMU social media. We also worked with numerous departments and colleges to run new flyers on nearly all of WMU's digital display screens, including the electronic marquee of the WMU Student Center! 

We are currently offering virtual and in-person assistance on a drop-in basis through Thursday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information about drop-in assistance was sent to students via email earlier this week. 

We know that many of you have been calling, emailing and meeting with students to help them make the application deadline. Thank you. Your work is appreciated and your efforts are making a difference. Please contact John Scott with questions.

Semi-annual re-authorization begins Feb. 5

The semi-annual security re-authorization process begins Monday, Feb. 5, and concludes Friday, Feb. 16. Supervisors will have through Friday, Feb. 23, to approve or deny requests.  

Security re-authorization allows the Registrar's Office to audit access to critical computer systems used at WMU and to ensure that users are familiar with the latest policies. Users and supervisors will receive an email notification when re-authorization has begun. The email includes instructions on how to complete the process. Questions should be directed to the Registrar's Office at (269) 387-4300.

Summer course offerings now available; registration opens Feb. 5

There are two ways to view course offerings: Course Lookup and goWMU.

See the summer registration calendar
Spring commencement information

Spring commencement ceremonies will take place in Miller Auditorium on Saturday, April 27. Ceremony times are as follows:

9 a.m.

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Fine Arts


  • College of Aviation
  • College of Health and Human Services

3 p.m.

  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Haworth College of Business

6 p.m.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Merze Tate College

Ceremonies will be livestreamed and publicly available via wmich.edu/commencement.

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

Since Dec. 1, the Registrar's Office has provided 11,200+ targeted notifications to eligible students regarding the summer and fall graduation application deadline.