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Transfer students

Transfer Students





Can transfer students participate in Fall Welcome?

Yes! Fall Welcome hosts a program called Transfer Express geared specifically toward transfer students. We know the needs of transfer students differ from those of first-year students, but that transfer students also need the opportunity to become acclimated to WMU, campus resources, and the Kalamazoo community.

During Transfer Express you will be in a small group with other transfer students and an upperclassman leader. This will give you the opportunity to begin building relationships with your peers. You will attend many of the Fall Welcome events, but there are also activities designed especially for transfer students. Transfer Express will help you become acclimated both socially and academically to WMU before classes begin.

How do I register?

You can register for Transfer Express by logging on to the Go WMU portal, signing on with your username and password, clicking the "First-Year Experience" box and following the links for Fall Welcome registration. As a transfer student, the system will automatically identify you as such and you will be enrolled in Transfer Express. After you register, you will receive an automatic confirmation page, as well as an e-mail sent to your WMU e-mail address.

How much does Transfer Express cost?

The fee to participate in Transfer Express is $235 for students living on campus and $165 for students living off campus.

Where do I check in for Transfer Express?

Students living on campus

If you are living ON campus and are signed up for the First-Year Experience course (FYE 2100), Lee Honors College (LHC), ROTC, Air Force ROTC, or Emerging Leaders, check in:

  • MONDAY, AUG. 25
  • Follow the time according to your last name
    • 9 a.m. – Noon: last names beginning A – K
    • 1 – 4 p.m.: last names beginning L - Z
  • Location: at your assigned residence hall
  • Don’t forget to visit the Parent and Family Hospitality Tent, outside of Sangren Hall from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.!

If you are living ON campus and are NOT signed up for the First-Year Experience course (FYE 2100), Lee Honors College (LHC), ROTC, Air Force ROTC, or Emerging Leaders, check in:

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 26
  • 9 a.m. – Noon, regardless of last name
  • Location: at your assigned residence hall
  • Transfer Express activities will begin at 3 p.m. at Fountain Plaza, outside of Miller Auditorium
  • Don’t forget to visit the Parent and Family Hospitality Tent on your way to Fountain Plaza, outside of Sangren Hall, from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.!

Students living off campus

If you are living OFF campus and are signed up for the First-Year Experience course (FYE 2100), Lee Honors College (LHC), ROTC, Air Force ROTC, or Emerging Leaders, check in:

  • MONDAY, AUG. 25, between 5:15 – 6 p.m.
  • Location: Flagpoles next to Sangren Hall
  • Parking in Lot 41, behind Sangren Hall
  • We invite you to arrive early and stop by the Parent and Family Hospitality Tent, in front of Sangren Hall from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.!

If you are living OFF campus and are NOT signed up for the First-Year Experience course (FYE 2100), Lee Honors College (LHC), ROTC, Air Force ROTC, or Emerging Leaders, check in:

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 26
  • 2:30 – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Knauss Hall lobby
  • Park in the Miller Auditorium ramp
  • Transfer Express activities will begin at 3 p.m. at Fountain Plaza, outside of Miller Auditorium
  • Don’t forget to visit the Parent and Family Hospitality Tent before activities begin! It will be outside of Sangren Hall from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.!

 

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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5263 USA
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fye-info@wmich.edu