April 23, 2012


Over 2,100 students will be attending Saturday’s commencement in Miller Auditorium.
Ceremony times are as follows:
9:00 a.m.  College of Education and Human Development
                 College of Fine Arts

Noon        College of Health and Human Services
                 College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
                 Extended University Programs

3:00 p.m.  Haworth College of Business
                 College of Aviation

6:00 p.m.  College of Arts and Sciences
Graduates are able to pick up their four guest tickets in the WMU Bookstore starting today through Saturday, April 28. If extra tickets are available they will be distributed on Friday, April 27 in Miller Auditorium beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live on EduCABLE channel 5 and throughout the Kalamazoo viewing area by Charter Communications on Public Media Network’s channel 99.


Spring semester grades are due next Tuesday, May 1 at noon. Grades will be available to students as soon as we complete processing, which we anticipate will be sometime in the late afternoon or early evening on May 1.
A few grading reminders—

  • The grade of “X” should be used when a student either never attended or stopped attending the course and is not eligible for an incomplete. The “X” grade is counted into the student’s gpa the same as an “E” grade.
  • An incomplete is a temporary grade, given for reasons beyond the control of the student and is not to be given as a substitute for a failing grade.
  • A Report of Incomplete Grade, located on the faculty menu in GoWMU, needs to be submitted when an incomplete grade is assigned. The Report of Incomplete Grade lists the work the student needs to complete in the course as well as the deadline for completion.

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 23-27—Final Exam week
  • Saturday, April 28—Spring Commencement
  • Tuesday, May 1—Spring grades due at noon
  • Monday, May 7—Summer I classes begin at 8 a.m.
  • Friday, May 11—Drops/add ends
  • Monday, May 14—Census
  • Tuesday, May 21—Last day to receive 50% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, May 28—Memorial Day Recess
  • Friday, June 1—Last day to receive 25% refund for complete withdrawal
  • Monday, June 4—Last day to withdraw
  • Wednesday, June 27—Session ends

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