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Commencement

2013-14 Academic Calendar

Summer I session

Jan 28 Monday Summer I/II course offerings available online
Feb 1 Friday Last day to apply for summer graduation
Feb 11 Monday Summer I/II registration begins
May 6 Monday

Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Tuition and fees due

May 10 Friday Drop/Add ends
Last day to receive 100% tuition and fees refund
May 14 Tuesday $100 late adde fee begins.
Begin recording withdrawals as "W" on transcript
May 20 Tuesday Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal
May 27 Monday Memorial Day recess
May 31 Friday Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal
June 3 Monday Last day to withdraw
June 26 Wednesday Summer I session ends
June 29 Saturday Commencement
July 2 Tuesday Final grades available through GoWMU late in the day

Summer II session

Jan 28 Monday Summer I/II course offerings available online
Feb 1 Friday Last day to apply for summer graduation
Feb 11 Monday Summer I/II registration begins
June 27 Thursday Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Tuition and fees due
July 3 Wednesday Drop/Add ends
Last day to receive 100% tuition and fees refund
July 4 Thursday Independence Day recess
July 6 Saturday $100 late add fee begins.
Begin recording withdrawals as "W" on transcript
July 9 Tuesday Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal
July 22 Monday Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal
Last day to withdraw
Aug 16 Friday Session ends
Aug 20 Tuesday Final grades available through GoWMU late in the day

Fall 2013 Semester

Sept. 3 Tuesday Classes begin at 8 a.m.
Tuition and fees due
Sept. 9 Monday Last day to drop/add courses
Last day to receive100% refund for complete withdrawal
Sept. 11 Wednesday

$100 Late Add fee beings
Begin recording withdraws as "W" on transcript

Sept. 12 Thursday Last day to receive 90% refund for complete withdrawal
Sept. 13 Friday Bronco Bash
Sept. 16 Monday Last day to receive 50% refund for partial withdrawal
Sept. 27 Friday Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal
Sept. 30 Monday Spring course catalog open for viewing
Oct. 11-13 Friday-Sunday Buster's Family Weekend Adventure
Oct. 12 Saturday Homecoming
Oct. 14 Monday Spring semester course registration begins
Oct. 23 Wednesday Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal
Nov. 4 Monday Last day to withdraw from classes
Nov. 27 Wednesday Thanksgiving recess begins at noon
Dec. 1 Sunday Last day to apply for spring semester graduation
Dec.. 2 Monday Classes resume
Dec. 9-13 Monday - Friday Final Examination Week
Dec. 13 Friday Residence halls close at 7 p.m. until Saturday, Jan 4
Dec. 14 Saturday

Commencement / semester ends

Dec. 17 Tuesday Final grades available through GoWMU late in the day
Dec. 25 - Jan. 1   Winter Closure Period - WMU closed except for essential services
Jan. 2, 2014 Thursday WMU resumes normal business hours