Events

The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University strives to add value to the lives of its learners and continuously improve the quality of its programming to meet the needs and expectations of the communities it serves. Join us for events that are tailored to your academic interests and help prepare you for the future.

Submitting events for this calendar

Submit your events or news items online to the College of Arts and Sciences. For a series of events, please email a list or the web address of the series information to coas-web@wmich.edu.

Submitting events to University Relations

If your event is open to the entire campus community, please share it with University Relations.

If you have CMS access, please add an event under Add Content in the CMS. If you do not see that option under Add Content, please apply for the reporter role for your section(s).

If you rarely submit events and do not have a Content Management Role for a website, complete the University event form.

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Upcoming events

Saturday, May 20

Foster Care Awareness 5K—Kanley Track, late registration at 9 a.m., walk/run at 9:30 a.m. Registration $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

3rd Annual Kalamazoo On Tap Craft Beer Festival–130+ craft beer styles from over 65 breweries on the menu, live music entertainment and local food and retail vendors, 2 to 6 p.m., Homer Stryker Field.

Wednesday, May 24

College readiness workshop—"What would you like to do in life? College Major vs. Career," Troy Public Library 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; Register by May 22.

Thursday, May 25

Japanese cooking class—Solid Grounds, 1720 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students; includes ingredients.

Monday, May 29

U.S. Memorial Day—No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Wednesday, May 31

College readiness workshop—"How to Finance College—State Scholarships and More," Troy Public Library 510 W. Big Beaver, Troy, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; Register by May 29.

Tuesday, June 6

Conference—"Addressing the Michigan Opioid Crisis," daylong event featuring several speakers and presentations, WMU-Grand Rapids regional location, 2333 E. Beltline Ave. SE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 21

Summer solstice (first day of summer)

Saturday, June 24

Commencement—Miller Auditorium, times to be announced.

Wednesday, June 28

Summer I session ends

WMU Night at Comerica Park—Detroit Tigers versus Kansas City Royals, Comerica Park, 7:10 p.m. Tickets and tailgate and travel packages: mywmu.com.

Thursday, June 29

Summer II session begins

Tuesday, July 4

U.S. Independence Day—No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Friday, August 18

Summer II session ends

Monday, September 4

U.S. Labor Day—No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Tuesday, September 5

Fall semester classes begin at 8 a.m.

Thursday, September 14

Seventh Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference–co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the Department of Philosophy and the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Western Michigan University.

Friday, September 15

Seventh Annual Western Michigan University Medical Humanities Conference–co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the Department of Philosophy and the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Western Michigan University.

Friday, September 22

Autumnal equinox (first day of fall)

Wednesday, September 27

2017 Study Abroad Fair—Sangren Plaza, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, September 29

Fifty-Sixth Annual Midwest Medieval History ConferenceKeynote speaker: Ruth Mazo Karras, The University of Minnesota Twin-Cities "Thou Art The Man: King David and Medieval Masculinites," Western Michigan University.

Saturday, September 30

Fifty-Sixth Annual Midwest Medieval History ConferenceKeynote speaker: Ruth Mazo Karras, The University of Minnesota Twin-Cities "Thou Art The Man: King David and Medieval Masculinites," Western Michigan University.