Fall Welcome

August 26-29, 2014
with an early move-in day on August 25

Fall Welcome is a four-day program that assists first-year students with their academic and social transitions to college life. Building on the foundation created at summer orientation, Fall Welcome will connect first-year students with WMU, other students, faculty, and staff. All first-year students are expected to attend Fall Welcome

Students at Fall Welcome.

What is the purpose of attending Fall Welcome?

The purpose of Fall Welcome is to give you all the tools you need to get an excellent start to your college career; in particular, we want you to become an engaged college student. Fall Welcome does this by assisting you in developing the skills you need to be prepared for the fall semester on the first day of class. You will meet your roommate and make other new friends, and we'll help you find that student organization that is just right for you. Finally, it is our expectation that Fall Welcome will help you navigate your way around campus and become acquainted with the campus resources that are critical to your student success.

At Western Michigan University, it is our strong position that all first-year students will benefit from this program. Your participation in the activities during the week will assist your transition from high school to college, helping you feel more comfortable in your new surroundings. Ultimately, this will help you succeed during your first semester and beyond Check out 25 reasons why you should be excited to attend Fall Welcome.


First-year students do NOT need to register for Fall Welcome. If you are enrolled for the fall and plan on attending WMU, then you are automatically registered. If you decide not to attend WMU, you must cancel your reservation with the Admissions Office; your Fall Welcome registration will then automatically be canceled. Students need to contact our office ONLY if you have questions or concerns about your registration.  Otherwise, we will plan on seeing you at Fall Welcome week.

Questions about Fall Welcome?

E-mail the Fall Welcome Office at fall-welcome@wmich.edu or call us at (269) 387-2167, Monday–Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


First-Year Experience
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5263 USA
(269) 387-2167 | (269) 387-2114 Fax