Registrar’s Notes – July 1, 2013

July 1,2013

Summer I Grades

Summer I grades are due tomorrow at noon. The grading system will be turned off soon after the deadline and we will begin processing.  Grades will be available for students to view as soon as processing has been completed, which we anticipate will be sometime in the late afternoon on July 2.  Students will be notified through their e-mail account if their academic standing changes to probation, extended probation, final probation or dismissal.
Students dismissed as a result of their Summer I grades will be dropped from their Summer II registration on Friday, July 5.

Summer II

Summer II census will be occurring Friday.  Please make every effort to ensure all students attending a Summer II course are registered in Banner by the end of the day Friday so they can be accurately reflected in our census counts.   In addition, please verify that all sections have the correct instructor of record assigned and any sections on hold have been cancelled or made active.  
Summer II waitlist notification will be turned off Wednesday and any student still remaining on a waitlist will be deleted Friday morning.  Departments may add students into waitlisted sections on Friday as they see appropriate.

Diploma Printing Change

Starting with the June 2013 graduating class we will begin printing student majors on the Western Michigan University diploma.   This change is in response to feedback we have received from our graduates.    Alumni have indicated that providing more detailed information on the diploma regarding their specific field of study will benefit them in the job market.

Majors will be listed on the diploma below the degree received.   As an example, a student graduating with a Marketing major will be issued a diploma that reads:
Bachelor of Business Administration

If a student graduates with multiple majors, all majors will be listed on the diploma according to the order they appear in the student information system.  Any applicable institutional honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude) will continue to be listed on the diploma, as well as the designation if the student is a graduate of the Lee Honors College.

Please note, diplomas reprinted for graduation periods prior to June 2013 will be exact replicas of the original diploma issued and will not include the student’s major. 


Orientation wraps up this week as we welcome the last group of students and their families to WMU.   Over 170 students are expected on campus this morning for session twelve.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tuesday, July 2—Summer I final grades due at noon
  • Wednesday, July 3—Summer II drop/add ends
  • Thursday, July 4—Independence Day Recess
  • Friday, July 5—Census
  • Tuesday, July 9—Last day to receive a 50% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, July 22—Last day to receive a 25% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, July 29—Last day to withdraw
  • Friday, August 16—Summer II session ends
  • Tuesday, August 20—Final grades due at noon
  • Tuesday August 27 to Friday, August 30—Fall Welcome