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September 2013  

Important dates  


Sept. 7: CommUniverCity - Bronco football vs. Nicholls


Sept. 9: Last day to drop/add classes


Sept. 11: $100 late-add fee begins. Withdrawals recorded as "W" on transcript

Sept. 12: Last day to receive a 90% refund for complete withdraw  


Sept. 13: Bronco Bash

Sept. 16: Last day to receive a 50% refund for a partial withdraw

Sept. 27: Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdraw

Sept. 28: Bronco football vs. Kent State

Sept: 30: Spring catalog open for viewing   

Oct. 7-12: Homecoming


Oct. 11-13: Buster's Family Weekend Adventure

Oct. 12: Bronco football vs. Buffalo


Oct. 14: Spring semester course registration begins


Oct. 19: Bronco football vs. Ball State 


Oct. 23: Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdraw 


Looking Ahead


Nov. 4: Last day to withdraw from fall semester classes


Nov. 16: Bronco football vs. Central Michigan 


Nov 27: Thanksgiving recess begins at noon. (Residence halls open with reduced services)


Nov. 28: Thanksgiving

Dec. 2: Classes resume

Dec. 9-13: Final exams week


Dec. 13: Residence halls close at 7 p.m. 


Dec. 14: Commencement  


Dec. 17: Fall semester grades posted in GoWMU late in the day


Jan 4, 2014: Residence halls re-open at 10 a.m. 


Jan. 6, 2014: Spring semester classes begin, tuition and fees due 


Click here for the complete University calendar of events


Campus Safety

Encourage your student to be mindful of personal safety and take advantage of our on-campus student escort service available nightly. Students can call (269) 387-RIDE (7433) for an escort (vehicle or walking) so they don't need to travel around campus alone.

WMU Alert  
Students should sign up to receive emergency notification information via text message and/or phone call through their GoWMU account home page. It's a quick and easy way to stay informed and safe.

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MyWMU Concierge Card
Request your MyWMU Concierge Card for discounts for hotels, restaurants, and retailers.

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Looking for a useful gift for your WMU student to make working out more convenient? 

The Student Recreation Center now offers towel service by the day and by the semester, along with locker rental. Click here for complete details about towel service and here for locker rental info.

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Flu Shots

Starting Sept. 9, Sindecuse Health Center will be offering flu shots to the WMU community. The cost for students is $18. We also strongly recommend that your student be vaccinated for meningitis. 


Things to know... 

Student Right to Privacy

FERPA  (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) grants students the right to restrict the release of directory information which includes:

  • name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • WMU e-mail address
  • curriculum and major
  • dates of attendance
  • enrollment status (full/part-time)
  • degrees/awards received
  • most recent previous education agency or institution attended by the student
  • participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • weight/height of members of athletic teams
At WMU students have two options for privacy. They can elect to restrict their address and phone number from being released for publication or choose to not have any directory information given out. Students wishing to invoke their right to privacy need to complete a request form available on the Registrar's Office website under the "Student Privacy" link.
Students considering restricting the release of directory information should be advised of some possible unintended consequences.  For instance, a FERPA restriction makes it difficult for potential employers to verify enrollment or degree information.  A student would also be excluded from appearing in the commencement program or on the Dean's list.  Students can submit a "Revoke Privacy Form" at any time if they wish to remove their name from the privacy list.
To facilitate and encourage dialogue between students and their families, WMU offers two ways in which student information can be shared with parents, guardians, or family members:

WMU has a system in place which allows a student to give another individual  authorized user access to view certain academic and financial aid information through the student information system. Access to this information is restricted to what is available in the system and to what has been authorized by the student. In addition, students can choose to sign a waiver allowing a faculty or staff member to discuss their records with parents. In both cases, the choice to grant access belongs to the student and the student has the right to revoke this access at any time.

Buster's Family Weekend Adventure and Homecoming 2013: Oct. 11-13  
Family Weekend 2013
Join your WMU student and our WMU family for a great weekend of exciting events and activities on Oct. 11-13. 

Highlights include a Friday evening pep rally with Coach P. J. Fleck, pre-football game tailgate party, Bronco football vs. Buffalo, Bronco hockey vs. Notre Dame, the University Theatre's production of "Noises Off", and a Sunday Brunch. 
Complete event and ticket information is available on the Family Weekend website.
Residence Hall Mail Service 

To send mail to your student, address items to:

Student's Name
Room # Hall Name (i.e. 125 Ackley Hall)
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-####

The "plus 4" zip code extension is specific for each hall:

Ackley/Shilling Halls5269
Britton/Hadley Halls5270
Davis Hall5450
Draper Hall5367
Eicher/LeFevre Halls5271
Ernest Burnham Hall5370
French Hall5451
Garneau/Harvey Halls5273
Harrison/Stinson Halls5274
Henry Hall5452
Siedschlag Hall5368
Smith Burnham Hall5369
Zimmerman Hall5455

Adding the "plus 4" zip code extension expedites mail delivery to the residence halls.  

Mail is distributed at 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at your student's residence hall front desk. Each room has a mailbox, so roommates share the box.




Students are notified they received a package by a package notification slip in their mailbox. Your student will take the notification slip to the front desk receptionist. The receptionist will check your student's ID before having him/her sign for the package.
Bronco Stampede Logo 
Your game ticket is your admission to the Stampede Tailgate event!

Bronco Football heads to Chicago on September 14 to face Northwestern University, and WMU fans are ready to stampede through Chicago for some pre-game tailgating!

Football game tickets are available for purchase through MyWMU.com at $40 each and include free admission to the Stampede Tailgate. Get your tickets before they sell out!

Tickets will be mailed to you if ordered before noon TODAY (Friday, September 6). Tickets ordered after noon today can be picked up at Ryan Field Visitor Will Call. Click the button below to purchase tickets and register for the Stampede tailgate event.

Already have game tickets, but want to join us at the Stampede? Click the button below to let us know. See you in Chicago and Go Broncos!

Chicago (Evanston) Stampede
Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course
1030 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
click here for a map

September 14, 2013
5-7:30 p.m. CDT*
Evanston, Illinois

Game Details
8 p.m. CDT* kickoff
Ryan Field
Big Ten Network

  Registration Button 

Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5348
(269) 387-4820