Registrar's Notes

March 15, 2010

Fall registration

Registration for fall 2010 opens today, with graduate students now able to register For the complete priority registration list, see http://wwwwmichedu/registrar/calendars/timeticketFallhtml

The priority schedule allows undergraduate students to register by the number of credit hours earned, and will continue through April 7 at which time all students are able to enroll in fall courses


As of the end of last week, there were 132 sections with a waitlist for the fall semester. The most common waitlist maximum seems to be 10 seats, a few sections have 15 You can easily monitor activity in waitlisted sections for your department by watching the course offerings page, https://wwwwmichedu/classlookup.

Note that waitlisting is an option, an opportunity Waitlists are not going to work in all courses, but can provide another tool to help manage enrollment in some courses.

As always, please contact this office if you have any questions on this new feature.

Update on Sangren

It is expected that the construction of the new Sangren building will begin as soon as this spring semester ends. To start, the library will be emptied, and the south area of Sangren which houses the large lecture halls will be torn down to make room for the new building. This means that the lecture halls, 2301, 2302, 2303 and 2304 Sangren are not being scheduled for use beyond this spring semester. In addition, classes which had been scheduled for summer courses in classrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors on the south side of the building have been moved. These classrooms could be affected by the noise of the demolition process during this summer, so we are avoiding the use of these rooms during summer I and II.

Student concern form

This is a reminder that the last few weeks of the semester, with exams approaching, can be a time of increased stress for our students. If you observe a student who seems unduly stressed or anxious, please use the student concern form to report this. Staff members in Student Affairs will follow-up with the student. From here, http://wwwwmichedu/students/healthhtml, you will see a link on the top right to the student concern form.

Also, there is a link to this form from the Registrar’s site, click on the faculty/staff tab and you’ll see the link in the navigation menu on the left.

Upcoming dates

  • Monday, March 22 – last day students can withdraw from spring courses through GoWMU
  • Mon-Friday, April 26-30 – Finals week
  • Saturday, May 1 – Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 4 –Grades due at noon

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Office of the Registrar
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5256 USA
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