Registrar’s Notes – December 9, 2013

December 9, 2013

Over 1,200 students will be attending commencement this Saturday in Miller Auditorium. The schedule is as follows:

9:00 a.m.         College of Education and Human Development
                         College of Health and Human Services

12:00 p.m.      Extended University Programs

                        College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
                        Haworth College of Business

 3:00 p.m.      College of Arts and Sciences

                       College of Aviation 
                       College of Fine Arts 


Graduates are able to pick up their four guest tickets at Textbook Alley on the lower level of the Bernhard Center during regular business hours through Saturday, Dec. 14.  If available, two additional tickets will be handed out beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Miller Auditorium ticket office.

The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on EduCABLE channel 5 and throughout the Kalamazoo viewing area by Charter Communications on Public Media Network's channel 99


Fall semester grades are due next Tuesday, December 17 at noon. Grades will be available to students as soon as we complete processing, which we anticipate will be sometime in the late afternoon or early evening on December 17.

A few grading reminders—

  • When submitting final grades of "E" or "X" instructors will be required to enter the last date the student attended class or the last date of recorded academic activity.   Instructors will be prompted to enter a valid date that is between the start and end date of the semester.  In cases where the student does not come to even one class session or does not complete any work, the first day of the semester should be used.
  • The grade of "X" should be used when a student either never attended or stopped attending the class and is not eligible for an incomplete. The "X" grade is counted into the student's gpa the same as an "E" grade.
  • An incomplete is a temporary grade, given for reasons beyond the control of the student and should not to be given as a substitute for a failing grade.
  • A Report of Incomplete Grade, located on the faculty menu in GoWMU, needs to be submitted when an incomplete grade is assigned. The Report of Incomplete Grade lists the work the student needs to complete in the course as well as the deadline for completion.

Parking and AR holds

The Accounts Receivable (AR) hold amount was raised last week from $300 to $1000 and all parking holds were ended.  This was done in an effort to assist students in registering for the Spring 2014 semester.  An email was sent last week to all affected students.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, December 14—Commencement
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17—Final grades due at noon
  • Friday, January 3; Monday, January 6 to Wednesday, January 8-- Spring 2014 One Stop
  • Monday, January 6—Spring classes begin
  • Friday, January 10—Last day to drop/add classes
  • Monday, January 13--Census
  • Tuesday, January 14--$100 late add fee begins
  • Thursday, January 16—Last day for 90% tuition refund for a complete withdraw
  • Friday, January 17-- Last day for 50% tuition refund for a partial withdraw
  • Monday, February 3-- Last day for 50% tuition refund for a complete withdraw
  • Monday, February 3—Deadline to submit Summer I/Summer II graduation applications
  • Monday, February 9 – First work grades due
  • Friday, February 28-- Last day for 25% tuition refund for a complete withdraw
  • Friday, February 28—Spirit day
  • Monday, March 3—Spring break begins
  • Monday, March 10 – Midterm grading closes, end of day
  • Monday, March 10—Classes resume
  • Monday, March 17—Last day to withdraw from Spring courses
  • April 21-25—Final Exam week
  • Saturday, April 26—Commencement
  • Tuesday,  April 29--Spring grades due at noon