The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University hosts many events throughout the academic year.

Tuesday, April 25

Cultivate Community Through Cooking Series5 to 7 p.m. at the Arcus Center for Social Justice, 205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, hosted by the Thrive Refugee Support Center and Refugee Outreach Kalamazoo. Each class will be taught by an individual who has recently resettled in the Kalamazoo community as a refugee. Registration is $15; open to the public.

Thursday, April 27

Exam care packages from WMU Study Abroad9 a.m. to noon in the Bernhard Center main floor lobby, hosted by WMU Study Abroad. Take a break from studying to pick up an exam care package and chat with a study abroad alumni about their experience. Free and open to the public.

"Under the Same Moon" film screening5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hispanic American Council, 930 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, hosted by Welcoming Michigan, the Hispanic American Council, Bethany Christian Services, the Social Welfare Alliance, and the Douglas Community Association. The film is part of the United We Rise three-part film series fostering solidarity through conversations on immigration, community and race in Kalamazoo. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 29

Spring Commencement

(7:30 p.m.—College of Arts and Sciences)

Fun fact: WMU's first graduation ceremony was held at the Vine Street School on June 22, 1905. The first graduates, pictured above, received Life Certificates.

Monday, May 8

Summer I semester begins

Friday, May 12

Last day to drop/add summer I classes

Wednesday, May 17

Taste of the World, a signature fundraising event for Colleagues International, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street. Colleagues International is a Kalamazoo nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing global understanding and cooperation through citizen diplomacy. "Help us build bridges with people from all over the globe. In today's world, it's more important than ever."

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day (no classes; most WMU offices closed)

Monday, June 5

Last day to withdraw from summer I courses

Saturday, June 24

Summer I commencement

Wednesday, June 28

Summer I semester ends

Thursday, June 29

Summer II semester begins

Tuesday, July 4

Independence day (no classes; most WMU offices closed)

Friday, July 7

Last day to drop/add summer II courses

Monday, July 24

Last day to withdraw from summer II courses

Friday, August 18

Summer II semester ends

Events in the College of Arts and Sciences
Events at Western Michigan University