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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Reserve a conference room in 2302 or 2307 Friedmann Hall.

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Upcoming events

Monday, August 27

Advising Days

One-Stop Convenience Center

Tuesday, August 28

Advising Days

One-Stop Convenience Center

Fall Matriculation–10th annual matriculation ceremony welcoming our incoming students, Miller Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.

Bronco Bash–Annual fall welcome-back celebration, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 3 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29

Fall semester classes begin at 8 a.m.

One-Stop Convenience Center

Thursday, August 30

One-Stop Convenience Center

Friday, August 31

One-Stop Convenience Center

Monday, September 3

U.S. Labor Day–No classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.

Monday, September 10

Multicultural Meet and Greet–for all WMU students of color.

Tuesday, September 11

Part-time job fair—For WMU students seeking part-time employment, Bernhard Center Ballroom, 3 to 6 p.m. Free for students; $35 for employers.

Thursday, September 13

College of Arts and Sciences Major Excitement–Explore the many majors available in the College of Arts and Sciences, Sangren Pedestrian Mall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Employee photo session—For WMU faculty and staff, 2150 Schneider Hall, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, September 14

Fall Convocation—Academic activities in the morning, time TBA awards ceremony and the president's State of the University address, luncheon to follow, Bernhard Center, second floor, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 22

Autumnal equinox (first day of fall)

Monday, September 24

Summit—"Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" summit, details and a full agenda TBA at endcampussexualassault.com.

Wednesday, September 26

Study Abroad Fair–Learn about numerous academic and language-intensive programs and internships, Sangren Hall, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3

WMU Giving Day–annual fundraising day for WMU.

Friday, October 5

Family Weekend

Saturday, October 6

Family Weekend

Bronco football vs. Eastern Michigan University—Homecoming and Youth Day, Waldo Stadium, noon. Tickets: wmubroncos.com or (888) 4-WMU-TIX.

Sunday, October 7

Family Weekend

Wednesday, October 17

Fall recess—No classes.

Thursday, October 18

Fall recess—No classes.

Friday, October 19

Fall recess—No classes.

Sunday, November 4

Daylight Saving Time ends

Monday, November 5

Employee photo session—For WMU faculty and staff, Walwood Hall's Heinig Emeriti Lounge, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, November 6

U.S. Election Day

Wednesday, November 21

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

Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving recess—No classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.

U.S. Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 23

Thanksgiving recess—No classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.

Monday, November 26

Fall semester classes resume at 8 a.m.

Monday, December 10

Final examination week—through Dec. 13.

Tuesday, December 11

Final examination week—through Dec. 13.

Employee photo session—For WMU faculty and staff, Walwood Hall's Heinig Emeriti Lounge, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; no appointment required.

Wednesday, December 12

Final examination week—through Dec. 13.

Thursday, December 13

Final examination week—through Dec. 13.

Saturday, December 15

Commencement—Miller Auditorium, times to be announced in November.

Fall semester ends

Tuesday, December 18

Fall semester grades due

Friday, December 21

Winter solstice (first day of winter)

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

Wednesday, December 26

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

Thursday, December 27

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

Friday, December 28

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

Saturday, December 29

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

Sunday, December 30

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

Monday, December 31

Holiday recess—Many offices closed or on reduced hours.

New Year's Eve