Veterans Week 2017

  • A mock-up of our Charlie Mike t-shirt design. The shirt is black and features WMU's Bronco head logo hidden within the words, "Charlie Mike".

    WMU's first university wide "unit" t-shirt for military students. Proceeds will support our military scholarship and housing for homeless veterans.

Events for Veterans week 2017

Monday, November 6

  • "Pay Day" donuts in the military student lounge (1304 Ellsworth Hall) begins at 8 a.m. Donuts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Unit t-shirt day. Wear one of your unit t-shirts or get one of our new "Continue the Mission" military t-shirts.

"Continue the Mission" t-shirts

WMU's first Universitywide "unit" t-shirt for military students. The proceeds from this shirt go to support our military scholarship and a portion from the sales will go to Silver Star Apartments in Battle Creek who provide low to no cost housing for homeless veterans. Shirt costs $10 and are available from XS to XXL. Pre-order shirts now.

Wednesday, November 8

Friday, November 10

  • Vet Day Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Starting point is at the flag poles by Kanley Chapel. The run is a two-mile formation run with cadence calling. All military students, faculty, staff and military supporters are welcome to participate.
  • Immediately following the run, breakfast will be provided in 1353 Ellsworth Hall.
  • A cake for celebrating the Marine Corps' birthday will be available in 1353 Ellsworth during breakfast. Cake is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, November 11

  • Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is providing two free tickets to every veteran for a performance at Miller Auditorium. The show begins at 8 p.m. Call Miller Auditorium's box office at (269) 387-2300 to reserve your tickets. 

How to give back this veterans day

 Become a sustaining member of the Western Warrior scholarship

Make a permanent impact on a military student's life:

Donate now

Help WMU earn $500 for the military student lounge

Need a little spending money for the holidays? OMVA is sponsoring a raffle for all individuals who completes the Veterans on Campus faculty and staff training. Everyone who completes the training by the end of November 2017 will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $100 prepaid Visa gift card. If you have already completed the training, you are already entered. Help us reach our goal of 216 completions and the Consortium of Michigan Veterans Educators (CMVE) will award a $500 challenge grant to be used to make improvements to the military student lounge. 

Completing the module is quick and easy. To login and use Kognito, click on the banner below, create an account and use the enrollment key "michiganvets" for access to the Veterans on Campus modules.

A hyperlink that takes users to the Kognito Veterans on Campus training modules

Note: Make sure your browser allows popups from the Kognito site before you hit the launch button.