Prizes and SWAG
Fall Welcome may have concluded for the Fall 2020 Year but some of the virtual content is still available. Students that won prizes will receive an email from the Office of Student Transitions on instructions of when you can come and pick up your prize. Students that did not receive a Fall Welcome Swag Bag for completing their orientation modules can stop by our office to pick up a bag. We are located on the third floor of Ellsworth Hall and will welcome any student. Ellsworth is only open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until further notice. We look forward to seeing you.
Matriculation Ceremony 2020
The Matriculation Ceremony is the formal welcome to your academic journey at Western Michigan University. You will be greeted by President Montgomery, Provost Bott, the student body president, Taylor West, and others. While we can't do it in person, WMU would like to formally virtually welcome you to the university!
This event is a live streamed event and takes place Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m. Click on the link below to access.
Fall Welcome 2020 inforMation
FALL WELCOME WILL TAKE PLACE FALL 2020 WITH A MIXTURE OF IN-PERSON AND ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES.
FALL WELCOME PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULE ARE NOW AVAILABLE.
Fall Welcome is a program that assists first-year, transfer, international, and adult learner students with their academic and social transitions to WMU. Building on the foundation created at summer orientation, Fall Welcome will connect students with WMU's campus, other students, faculty, and staff. All first-year students are required to attend Fall Welcome and new transfer and adult learner students are encouraged to register and attend.
All first-year students are expected to participate in Fall Welcome. New transfer students are highly encouraged to attend.
Fall Welcome is important
The purpose of Fall Welcome is to give you the tools you need to get an excellent start to your college career. We want you to become an engaged and thriving college student! Attending Fall Welcome will help you prepare for the first day of class at WMU and the fall semester. You will meet new friends, be formally welcomed to the university by our president, mingle with faculty and advisors from your college, find your classrooms, and have lots of fun at our many social events. Fall Welcome will also help you to navigate your way around campus and become acquainted with the campus resources that are critical to your success.
At Western Michigan University it is our strong position that all first-year students (beginner and transfer) will benefit from the Fall Welcome program. Whether you are participating virtually or in-person, engaging in the activities during the week will assist your transition to WMU, helping you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings.
The Fall Welcome activities have been revised to align with all WMU Covid-19 safety protocols, but will still offer a fun and valuable experience to acclimate to college life. Ultimately, this will help you succeed during your first semester at WMU and beyond. Are you ready to get started? Click below to access the Fall Welcome portal - your complete guide to your Fall Welcome experience!
**PROBLEM ACCESSING THE PORTAL? CLICK ON THE VIRTUAL CONTENT TAB TO THE LEFT FOR EVENT INFORMATION AND LINKS.**