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
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.