Student life is an important and dynamic component of an active university experience. Western Michigan University offers many student organizations, clubs and recreational activities to help students engage in campus life, and to become active members of the WMU community. Each student is encouraged to grow both academically and personally, and to become participating university members. Visit the Student Affairs web page to learn more about the full range of personal enrichment opportunities.
The annual Turkey Trot at Western Michigan University will be held on Saturday, November 18, with an 8:30 a.m. start. Participants will receive a long-sleeve race t-shirt (size guaranteed for those who register prior to race day). New this year: participants will receive a finisher medal. Packet pick-up takes place between 7-8 a.m. on race morning. Additional packet pick-up is being offered Friday, November 17, at the Student Recreation Center's indoor tennis courts from 4-6 p.m. Pre-registration cost: $22 ; Race day (Fri./Sat.) registration cost: $30
Western Michigan University's Children's Place Learning Center was recently awarded a four-year federal grant totaling $718, 936 in partnership with the College of Education and Human Development. Starting Oct. 1, the grant provides $179,734 each year for the next four years. WMU is one of only four Michigan schools to receive the award. At the Children's Place Learning Center, Pell-eligible WMU student-parents will receive a 50 percent child-care tuition discount under the grant program. Up to half of the spaces in each of the three classrooms will be dedicated for CCAMPIS.