Registrar's Notes

April 2, 2007

Welcome to the first week of April and the final four weeks of the Spring semester which will end with commencement on April 28th. I expect that this April class will be even larger than last April when we awarded a total of 2,747 degrees, 2,217 undergraduate and 530 graduate.

Reminders to students

  • As you see students, remind them to register for fall classes before leaving for the summer!
  • Also, please remind students who plan to graduate in December 2007 to get their graduation audit in to the Registrar’s Office. The deadline is August 1st.


The 2007-2008 Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs will be published online in May. The current catalogs, for 2006-2007, will remain available for viewing. The catalogs can be found on: http://catalog.wmich.edu. The dropdown box on the top right lists all available catalogs.

Our online catalog is a powerful tool which lists all programs, course descriptions, and academic policies at WMU. The search option provides an easy way to search for information on a particular subject, major, or policy question. The portfolio option provides a way for students, prospective students, parents, alumni, or any of us, to save information on a program or course of interest.

The online catalogs give the most current and up-to-date information on programs and policies. I invite you to add a link on your department website to the catalogs. Linking directly to the catalogs eliminates the need for individual departments to maintain course descriptions, academic calendars, policies, etc. on their own websites.

If you have any questions regarding the catalog, or would like a demo for your area, please contact me!


Grading for this Spring 2007 semester is now open. Note that students will not be able to view their grades until the afternoon of Tuesday, May 1st.

Instructions on how to enter grades can be found:  here.

Upcoming dates

April 23 – 27   Final Exam week
April 28           Commencement
May 1              Grades due at noon
May 7              Summer I classes begin at 8:00 am
May 7-11         Drop/adds for Summer I
May 14            Last day departments have access to change student schedules for Summer I
May 14            Census Day
May 15            Late add fee begins ($100 accessed per course added for any student adding who does not have any courses on their schedule.)

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Office of the Registrar
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
269 387-4300 | 269 387-3545