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Registrar’s Notes – November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013

Last Day to Withdraw


Today is the last day students can withdraw from a fall semester course. Students will have access to withdraw through GoWMU until 11:59 p.m. tonight. Students who are unable to access the registration system due to a hold on their account can withdraw in the Registrar's Office.   If the student is not on campus, please have them contact our office at 269-387-4300 for assistance.

After tonight, withdrawal from a course will only be permitted through the hardship panel withdrawal process of GAPDAC. Documentation will be required and the Hardship Panel will determine if a hardship exists and a withdrawal is warranted.  Students initiate the hardship withdraw process through the Ombudsman’s Office.

Spring Registration


Priority registration ended last Thursday.  At this point all eligible students can register for Spring 2014 courses.

Registrar’s Office Website


The Registrar’s Office is in the process of updating our website in an attempt to streamline information and make the site easier to navigate.  As we move through this process we welcome your input.  Please let me know if there is any information would like to see added to the Registrar’s Office website or if there is information you regularly use that you want to make sure we retain.

Grad Fair


Grad Fair will be held this week on Wednesday and Thursday, November 6 and 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Textbook Alley on the lower level of the Bernhard Center.  During Grad Fair regalia will be available for purchase.  December 2013 graduates will also be able to pick up their tickets for the December 14 commencement ceremony. 

Library Resources


Did you know that the University Libraries has over 60 subject guides and over 70 class guides that give easy access to video clips, article databases, books, and other library resources?  For example, this guide features video clips that help students avoid plagiarism: http://libguides.wmich.edu/biosci-plagiarism.  See the complete list of library guides at http://libguides.wmich.edu/home.  To develop a customized class guide contact your subject librarian.  http://libguides.wmich.edu/subjectlibrarians.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, November  4—Last day to withdraw
  • Wednesday, November 27—Thanksgiving recess starts at noon
  • Monday, December 2—Classes resume
  • Saturday, December 14—Commencement
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17—Final grades due at noon