Registrar's Notes

January 25, 2009

Banner 8 upgrade

This is the week! The upgrade process will begin Thursday evening and continue through the weekend. Beginning Thursday evening, Banner (both self-serve and INB) will be unavailable for use by faculty, staff and students. Cognos will also be unavailable during this time. We expect these systems to be back up and available sometime Sunday afternoon.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

May 1 commencement schedule

Here are the times for our spring graduation ceremonies:

  • 9:00     College of Education & Human Development and Extended University Programs
  • 12:00   College of Business and the College of Aviation
  • 3:00     College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Fine Arts
  • 6:00     College of Arts and Sciences

Students can RVSP for commencement beginning today.

Spring refund dates

  • Monday, January 25 – Last day for 50% refund for partial withdrawal
  • Monday, February 8 – Last day for 50% refund for complete withdrawal

Upcoming dates

  • Monday, February 8 – ‘First work’ grade submitted
  • Friday, February 26 – Spirit Day – no classes
  • Sunday, March 14 – midterm grading closes, end of day
  • Mon-Friday, March 1-7 – Spring Break – no classes
  • Monday, March 22 – last day to withdraw
  • Mon-Friday, April 26-30 – Finals week
  • Saturday, May 1 - Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 4 –Grades due at noon.

Have a wonderful week,

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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
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