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At Western Michigan University, we believe parents and families are valued partners in each student’s educational progress. Our services and programs are designed to help you support your student’s growth, personal development and overall success, beginning as a prospective student and continuing throughout the college years to graduation. Whether you live across town or halfway around the globe, we will engage you in the University experience while fostering your student’s independence.

We encourage you to sign up to receive the WMU Family Connection newsletter. Sign up by registering your email address so that we can stay connected to you. You will receive electronic newsletters that include important date reminders, transition tips, information about upcoming events and campus news.

If you need any assistance, please contact me at or (269) 387-4820. Feel free to stop by my office, located in Faunce Student Services Building, whenever you visit campus.

I look forward to meeting you!

Shari Glaser, Director
Family Engagement

 previous Question of the Month

Do you (or did you) support your student working during their first semester/year of college?

Answer Number of Responses Response Ratio  
Yes 776 51.9%  
No 638 42.6%  
Not Sure 76 5%  

If your answer is yes, during the first semester/year, does (or did) your student work...

Answer Number of responses Response ratio  
On campus 328 21.9%  
Off campus 163 10.9%  
Still looking for a job 288 19.2%  

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