Registrar's Notes

December 13, 2010

Finals week –

The final exam schedule for fall - http://www.wmich.edu/registrar/finalexam201004.html

Call this office with any questions or concerns, Jeannie Hamilton, 387-4305, or the Registrar’s Office at 387-4310.

Grades - Tuesday, Dec. 21 at noon – Grade deadline

  • We will close the grading system shortly after noon to begin the grade roll process. Please let your instructors know that they need to have entered all grades by noon.
  • Students will be able to view their grades by late afternoon or early evening.
  • After the noon deadline, any grades submitted later on Tuesday, will be available for student view the following day.
  • Please remember that it is very important to students that they do receive their grades on Tuesday. Financial aid, scholarships, and graduation can all be affected when grades are not submitted by the deadline.
  • And also remember that all students need to receive a grade, including students in independent research, thesis and dissertation credits.

Using Cognos with Windows 7

There are some settings that will need to be changed so that Cognos will work properly with Windows 7 (especially when running reports in Excel). The directions are on http://www.wmich.edu/sit , where you will be required to enter your Bronco NetID and password. Then -

  • Click on the Cognos link under Training.
  • Click on Windows 7 and Cognos Connection. Follow the instructions.

Or the direct link to the document is:

Please Include Bronco NetID with security changes or questions

As a reminder, whenever you ask for a change in security access or have a question about your access, it should be done via your wmich.edu email account, and you please include your Bronco NetID.

All of the systems use the Bronco NetID as userid, so we need that to investigate/change security accounts. If you don’t include it, the process is slowed because we have to reply and ask for it instead of researching/responding to your question/concern.

Of course if a new account is required, then the appropriate access reqeust form(s) must be completed and submitted. The forms are on GoWMU>Faculty/Staff tab>My work channel. The link is at the bottom of the channel.

Contact Kathy Rix, kathy.rix@wmich.edu, 387-4969 with questions.

Upcoming dates – end of fall 2010

Upcoming dates – for spring 2011

  • Monday, January 10 – Classes begin at 8:00 am
  • Friday, January 14 – last day of drop/adds
  • Monday, January 17 – MLK Day recess, no classes
  • Monday, February 14 – first work grades due
  • Friday, February 25 – Spirit Day – no classes
  • Mon-Friday, Feb. 28 through March 4 – Spring Break – no classes
  • Sunday, March 13 – Last day to submit midterm grades
  • Mon-Friday, April 25-29 – Finals week
  • Saturday, April 30 - Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 3 –Grades due at noon.

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