Fall Welcome

Matriculation Ceremony registration for faculty and senior leadership

President's Cabinet, Provost's Council, and faculty, register here by August 9 to participate in this year's Matriculation Ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. at Miller Auditorium. If you need to reserve free regalia, please order here by August 9.

Fall Welcome Ambassador Alternate Application

If you are interested in becoming a Fall Welcome Ambassador, please complete the application.  You will be contacted by a staff member regarding an interview.  For information regarding position responsibilities, click here

Fall Welcome 2019 information

Saturday, August 24 - Tuesday, August 27
Early move-in day Friday, August 23 for students in Lee Honors College,
First-Year Experience (FYE 2100),ROTC and Air Force ROTC, MLK Academy, and Final Freshman Orientation
All CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Programs) move in on Tuesday, Aug. 20 and will meet their Fall Welcome ambassadors on Friday, Aug. 23.
All other first-year students and new transfer  and adult learner (22+) students participating in Fall Welcome move in Saturday, August 24.
Complete move-in details will be available later this spring.

Fall Welcome is a three-day program that assists first-year, transfer 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, 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.

                                    FALL WELCOME IS MANDATORY FOR ALL FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS!



Fall Welcome is important

The purpose of Fall Welcome is to give you all the tools you need to get an excellent start to your college career. We want you to become an engaged 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. Your participation in the activities during the week will assist your transition to WMU, helping you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings. Ultimately, this will help you succeed during your first semester at WMU and beyond.