Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to the public. Also see WMU News and Events.

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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall

Friday, Aug. 1

Kalamazoo Growlers WMU Alumni Social, Homer Stryker Field (Mayor’s Riverfront Park), 6 p.m. gates open. Admission fee.

Thursday, Aug. 14

WMU Grand Rapids Alumni Social, Founders Brewery, Grand Rapids, 6 to 9 p.m. Admission fee.

Friday, Aug. 15

Leadership and Involvement Conference. Admission fee.

Monday, Sept. 1

U.S. Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Fall classes begin

Friday, Sept. 5

Bronco Bash, annual welcome back festival for students, staff and faculty, and community, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 3 to 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 17

2014 Constitution Day, "State constitutions, versions 2.0 and 3.0: Revising state constitutions during and after the American Revolution" presented by Dr. Sally Hadden, associate professor of history, University Center for Humanities, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Fourth Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference, Fetzer Center, 8 a.m. Registration fee.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Light refreshments at 6 p.m.; presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required for this free session.

Thursday, Sept. 25

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Registration fee.

Friday, Sept. 26

2nd Annual Michigan Autism Conference, Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo, Mich. Registration fee.

Grad Talks, symposium featuring 10-minute presentations of graduate students' scholarly endeavors, Lee Honors College lounge, 4 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

China Festival, showcase of Chinese food and culture, including a ping pong finals, performances, displays and food from local Chinese restaurants; Student Recreation Center; Noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

State of the College Address, 2028 Brown Hall, 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Study Abroad Fair, Bernhard Center East Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24

Homecoming 2014, Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception, East Ballroom, Bernhard Center, 7 p.m. Admission fee.

Saturday, Oct. 25

16th Homecoming Campus Classic, 1K Fun Run (8:45 a.m.), 5 K Run and Walk (9:15 a.m.). Registration fee.

WMU Alumni Homecoming Tailgate, Parking Lot 1 on Oakland Drive (East Campus). Admission fee.

91st Homecoming Game, Time TBA. Admission fee.