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.

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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall.

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Upcoming events

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.

Friday, September 8

Bronco Bash—Annual fall welcome-back celebration, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 3 to 7 p.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, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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, Fetzer Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presidential inauguration—Inauguration of WMU's ninth president, Dr. Edward B. Montgomery, Miller Auditorium, 11 a.m. Details TBA.

Saturday, September 16

Bronco football vs. IdahoCommUniverCity Night, Waldo Stadium, 7 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX. Televised on ESPN3.

Wednesday, September 20

Ethics book club—"Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism" by John Hoberm, WMed Information Commons, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Friday, September 22

Autumnal equinox (first day of fall)

Monday, September 25

Fourth Annual Arcadia Ales Classic–18-hole, four-person scramble to support scholarships for the Kalamazoo Valley Community College and WMU College of Arts and Sciences Sustainable Brewing Program, Moors Golf Club, Portage, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Register here by September 22.

Wednesday, September 27

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

Ethics book club—"Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism" by John Hoberm, 3025 Brown Hall, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

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.

Friday, October 6

Fall Convocation—Morning of academic activities followed by an 11 a.m. awards ceremony and the president's State of the University address, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday, October 9

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Tuesday, October 10

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Wednesday, October 11

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Ethics book club—"Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism" by John Hoberm, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Thursday, October 12

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Friday, October 13

Family Weekend—For WMU students and their families, various events planned on campus and in the Kalamazoo community, full schedule online. Admission fees vary.

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award reception–Bernhard Center, evening. More info to follow.

Friday, October 14

Homecoming week—Various events planned on campus, full schedule TBA. Admission fees vary.

Family Weekend—For WMU students and their families, various events planned on campus and in the Kalamazoo community, full schedule online. Admission fees vary.

Bronco football vs. Akron—Homecoming and Family Weekend, Waldo Stadium, 3:30 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Sunday, October 15

Family Weekend—For WMU students and their families, various events planned on campus and in the Kalamazoo community, full schedule online. Admission fees vary.

Tuesday, October 17

Ethics book club—"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Tuesday, October 24

Ethics book club—"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween

Wednesday, November 1

Bronco football vs. Central Michigan—Waldo Stadium, 8 p.m. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX. Televised on ESPN2.

Thursday, November 2

Ethics book club—"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, 2072 Moore Hall, 5 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Sunday, November 5

Daylight Saving Time ends

Tuesday, November 7

Ethics book club—"The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula LeGuin, Central City Tap House, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, 6 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Saturday, November 11

U.S. Veterans Day

Thursday, November 16

Ethics book club—"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, location TBD, 5 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Wednesday, November 22

Thanksgiving recess begins at noon—No classes. WMU offices open normal hours.

Thursday, November 23

U.S. Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving recess—No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Friday, November 24

Thanksgiving recess—No classes. Many WMU offices closed.

Monday, November 27

Fall semester classes resume at 8 a.m.

Thursday, November 30

Ethics book club—"The Harm in Hate Speech" by Jeremy Waldron, location TBD, 5 p.m. Free; advance registration required: ethicscenter@wmich.edu.

Saturday, December 16

Fall semester ends

Commencement—Miller Auditorium, times to be announced.

Thursday, December 21

Winter solstice (first day of winter)

Saturday, December 23

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Tuesday, December 26

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Wednesday, December 27

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Thursday, December 28

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Friday, December 29

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Saturday, December 30

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

Sunday, December 31

Holiday closure—Many WMU offices closed.

New Year's Eve