Registrar's Notes

October 6, 2008

Midterm grading is open

For instructions, please see: www.wmich.edu/registrar/midterm-grading.html. Any questions can be directed to the Registrar’s Office.

December commencement

Times have now been set for the December 13, 2008 Commencement ceremonies:

  • 9:00 College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • 12:00 College of Business, College of Health and Human Services, College of Aviation
  • 3:00 College of Education, Extended University Programs, College of Fine Arts

More information will be available on www.wmich.edu/commencement.

Security Reauthorization

By the end of the week you should receive the semi-annual security reauthorization letter. Unlike past reauthorizations that used a list, now the reauthorization will consist of a letter for each user requiring the signature of both the user and the supervisor.

The letters will be sent in one envelope to the department contact. That person should distribute the letters to the users. Once signed by both the user and the supervisor, the letters need to be returned to Kathy Rix in the Office of the Registrar.

Users for who signed letters are not returned by the deadline (October 14) will have security access removed. If you have not received the packet of letters by Tuesday morning, October 14, contact Kathy Rix at 7-4969, or Kathy.rix@wmich.edu immediately so that another copy can be sent.

Curriculum Deadlines

Please note, new general education courses and other changes to general education can start only at a fall semester and must have received all of the necessary approvals by October of the preceding calendar year. Thus, a proposed change for fall 2009 must be approved by October 31, 2008. General education courses require approval by the department, college curriculum committee, dean, and the Committee to Oversee General Education. Changes to general education policy are managed according to the policies of the faculty senate.

New courses and changes to existing courses can start in a fall or spring semester. A course starting in fall semester must be approved by October 31 of the preceding academic year. A course starting in spring semester must be approved by March 31 of the preceding academic year.

For more information, see:  www.wmich.edu/ir/currChange/

Upcoming Dates

  • October 6 – midterm grading opens
  • October 20 – Registration for Spring 2009 opens
  • October 22 – Last day for 25% refund for complete withdrawal
  • October 27 – Fall 2009 schedules available for review and update
  • November 3 – last day to withdraw from fall courses
  • November 3-7 – final review of Summer I/II schedules
  • November 7 – Summer I/II schedules due in Registrar’s Office by 5:00 pm
  • November 26 – Thanksgiving recess begins at noon.
  • November 26 – Fall 2009 schedules due

Visit related WMU sites

There is a lot more to see! Visit some of our friends at WMU to learn about academics, costs of attendance, and campus life.

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