WMU Plates

Show your WMU pride and support our students

Michigan has issued a license plate for Western Michigan University featuring the traditional block “W” that has served as a symbol of Western since its founding. Since the 2000 introduction of the WMU plate, some 75,000 have been purchased, bringing in nearly $930,000 to support student scholarships.

Personalized plates

You can personalize a plate with up to six capital letters, numbers or spaces. Punctuation and symbols cannot be used. Original orders must be made at a Secretary of State office, but you can check availability online.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

The cost for a new plate is $35, with $25 going to the University. Each year a vehicle is registered with that plate, $10 is assessed and that fee goes to WMU. The cost for a new personalized plate is $65, with $25 coming to WMU, and $10 coming to WMU each time the WMU plate is renewed.

How long will it take to receive my new plate?

Your “W” license plate will be mailed within 30 days of the date ordered.

What if I already have a WMU plate with the Bronco logo?

The cost is $10 to replace the standard WMU Bronco logo plate with the new block "W" plate, and $15 if it is a personalized plate. If you replace a standard plate, you will get a new license number. You can, however, go to a Secretary of State office and request a new plate with your old numbers.

Can I keep my Bronco logo plate?

Yes, but no new Bronco logo plates will be issued.