Be aware of email based phishing scams hitting campus today
Posted by Dylan Ledbetter on January 6, 2020

Please be aware that Western Michigan University is currently being targeted by a phishing campaign which may result in you receiving a fraudulent message. These messages often appear to come from a legitimate source offering a job, promising reimbursement for purchases or asking for financial and other personal information such as your Bronco NetID and password. For example, a fraudulent message may indicate that you need to log in to “reactivate” your account, however the link provided is malicious and will divulge your credentials to the criminal. These messages are not legitimate, and Western Michigan University will never send messages of this nature.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing/recent-phishing to see recent examples of phishing messages.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing to learn more about phishing.


2FA enrollment unavailable Dec. 23-Jan. 2
Posted by Gary Barton on December 20, 2019
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The two-factor authentication (2FA) Enrollment application will be disabled starting 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 when the technology help desk closes for the holiday closure. The 2FA Enrollment application will be enabled again on Jan. 2 at 8 a.m. when the technology help desk reopens after the holiday closure.

What does this mean to me?

If you have already enrolled for 2FA and are currently using it with the WMU Login nothing will change. You'll keep doing what you're doing.

If you have not enrolled for 2FA yet, you'll have to enroll before 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 or wait until after 8 a.m. on Jan. 2 to enroll.


Internet Explorer End of Life Notice for Elearning starting 01/01/20
Posted by Tony Hendrix on December 16, 2019

Starting January 1st, 2020 Elearning will no longer be accessible via the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) web browser. If you are currently using IE to access Elearning, it is recommended that you view the link below for supported browsers. Please contact the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357 or at helpdesk@wmich.edu if you need assistance transitioning to a different web browser.



Possible network interruptions Dec. 19-23
Posted by Gary Barton on December 10, 2019

Dec. 19 through Monday, Dec. 23, Facilities Management will be doing maintenance and testing on the electrical switch gear for several buildings on campus. After hours network outages resulting from this will be addressed the next business morning. Please, direct questions to the Help Desk at (269) 387-4357.

Update: Buildings Affected

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
4-6 p.m., Henry Hall

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019
7 a.m.-2 p.m., Davis, French, Zimmerman, Davis Dining-Bistro 3
2-7 p.m., Arcadia Flats (construction temporary power), Davis, French, Zimmerman, Davis Dining-Bistro 3

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019
7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sangren Hall

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019
7 a.m.-7 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Ernest Wilbur Building, KPH Chapel

Monday, Dec. 23, 2019
7 a.m.-3 p.m., College of Health and Human Services, Ernest Wilbur Building, KPH Chapel

Any questions or concerns related to this scheduled electrical outage, please contact Dale Sheppard at (269) 760-0269.


Be aware of email based phishing scams hitting campus today.
Posted by Gary Barton on December 9, 2019

Please be aware that Western Michigan University is currently being targeted by a phishing campaign which may result in the delivery of a fraudulent message to your inbox. These messages often appear to come from a legitimate source offering a job, promising reimbursement for purchases or asking for financial and other personal information such as your Bronco NetID and password. For example, a fraudulent message may indicate that you need to log in to “reactivate” your account, however, the link provided is malicious and will divulge your credentials to the criminal. These messages are not legitimate, and Western Michigan University will never send messages of this nature.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing/recent-phishing to see recent examples of phishing messages.

Visit https://wmich.edu/phishing to learn more about phishing.