Registrar's Notes

April 26, 2010

Final exams

The final exam schedule is available on the Registrar’s website, see: http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/finalexam201001.html.

Finals must be given in the normal classroom, unless other arrangements have been made with this office.


Grades are due Tuesday, May 4 at noon. As usual, we will close the grading system at noon to run the grading processing. When this is complete, students will be able to view their grades through GoWMU.

Please note that university policy requires grades to be submitted by noon on Tuesday.

More on waitlisting

A cognos report has been created to help manage waitlists. The report is in the ‘Schedule Building Reports-ODS’ folder, and is titled ‘DEPT:Wait List Status by Course’.

The report will provide a list, by department, of sections with a waitlist, the number of students on the waitlist, and available waitlist seats.


Our spring commencement ceremonies will take place this Saturday, May 1, at 9:00, 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00. The schedule is available on  http://www.wmich.edu/commencement.

There are about 2700 students eligible to graduate this spring at this point, about 2000 of them plan to walk in Saturday’s ceremonies.

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday-Friday, April 26 -30 – Final exam week
  • Saturday May 1 – Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 4 – Grades due at noon
  • Monday, May 10 – Summer I classes begin at 8:00 am
  • Friday, May 14 – last day of drop/adds for Summer I
  • Monday, May 17 –  last day departments have access to change student schedules
  • Monday, May 17 – census for summer I
  • Tuesday, May 18 – late add fee begins
  • Friday, May 21 – last day for 50% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day recess
  • Friday, June 4 – last day for 25% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, June 7 – last day to withdraw
  • Saturday, June 26 – Commencement
  • Wednesday, June 30 – Summer I ends
  • Tuesday, July 6 – Summer I grades due at noon

Best wishes for a smooth finals week and a good ending to spring 2010!



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