Registrar's Notes

August 25, 2008

Fall Welcome week begins today as we welcome about 3100 new freshmen to campus. The full schedule of the week’s events can be found on www.wmich.edu/fye/fallwelcome.

Convocation on Wednesday morning is the official kick-off to Fall Welcome 2008 with a special welcome from President Dunn, followed by welcoming comments by Dr. Steve Rhodes, Director of the School of Communication.

Semester start up information

A summary, for instructors, of important beginning of the semester information is found on www.wmich.edu/registrar/SemesterStart-up.html.

Report students registered, not attending – new feature

Instructors are strongly encouraged to report students on their class list who are not attending, or students who are attending, but are not on the class list.
This process is now completely electronic –

  • Log into GoWMU
  • Click on ‘Faculty Menu’
  • Click on ‘Report Students Not Attending or Not Registered’, the last link on the faculty menu.

When the instructor clicks submit, at the end of the report, an email notification will be sent to the student advising them that a registration discrepancy has been reported and what steps need to be taken to resolve it. An email will also come to the Registrar’s Office, we will attempt to follow up with the student, especially in cases where we have reports from more than one instructor that a student is not attending. A comment will also be added to Banner on the student's SGASTDN screen indicating the term and course that was reported.

Late Adds/Census

Please do all you can to ensure that students are registered prior to census, including graduate enrollment, enrollments in independent studies, practicums, internships, seminars, etc. It’s to our benefit to do so, so that we count all students and credit hours in our census count on Sept. 9.

Students with holds, a message from Accounts Receivable

Please do not override any holds when registering students on SFAREGS. Please view the holds on SOAHOLD and make sure the holds are taken care of before registering students. If you have any questions on accounts regarding an AR hold (Accounts Receivable), A1 hold (Must Pay for Services When Due-Need Payment Agreement), or CO hold (collections hold), please call the Accounts Receivable office at 387-4141.

Upcoming Dates

  • August 25 -29 - Fall Welcome Week
  • September 1 – Labor Day recess, no classes
  • September 2 - Fall 2008 classes begin at 8:00 am
  • September 8 - Last day of drop/adds
  • September 9 - Last day academic departments have access to Banner to make adjustments to student schedules
  • September 9 – Census
  • September 10 – Late add fee begins
  • September 11 – Last day for 90% refund for complete withdrawal
  • September 15 – Last day for 50% refund for partial withdrawal
  • September 15 – Summer I/II 2009 schedules available for review/update
  • September 26 – Last day for 50% refund for complete withdrawal
  • September 29 – Summer I/II 2009 schedules due in Registrar’s Office
  • October 22 – Last day for 25% refund for complete withdrawal

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