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

Saturday, May 19

Shavuot begins at sundown

Foster Care Awareness Walk—Kanley Track, 9 to 11 a.m. Registration $15 and $10 for students.

Monday, May 21

CELCIS conversation circle—Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22

Poker Walk—For WMU employees, check in at Student Recreation Center indoor tennis courts, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free; register by May 21.

Thursday, May 24

Retirement reception—Honoring Cheryl Roland, Office of Univeristy Relations, for 30 years of service, Heritage Hall, 5 to 7 p.m.

Monday, May 28

U.S. Memorial Day—No classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.

CELCIS conversation circle—Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, May 29

CELCIS conversation circle—Join students learning English in relaxed conversation about local and social topics, Ellsworth Hall, fourth-floor reception area, 2 p.m.

Friday, June 8

Broncos Night Out Series: Concert Night–featuring The Boardman Brown Band, WMU Heritage Hall-Grand Lawn, snacks, tailgate games and putt-putt course, 7 p.m., concert, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free; open to public.

Wednesday, June 13

Information session–On WMU employee tuition remission program, 205 Bernhard Center, noon. Free; refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 14

Eid al Fitr begins at sundown

Monday, June 18

55th Annual Grand Rapids Alumni & Friends Golf Outing–18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, scramble format, prizes and raffle, lunch, on-course beverages, special 55th Outing WMU gift, hole-in-one events, dinner and program, Egypt Valley Golf Course, 7333 Knapp Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301; register here by June 11.

Thursday, June 21

Summer solstice (first day of summer)

Saturday, June 23

Commencement–Miller Auditorium.

Wednesday, June 27

Summer I session ends

Thursday, June 28

Summer II session begins

Wednesday, July 4

U.S. Independence Day—No classes. Many WMU offices closed or on reduced hours.

Friday, August 17

Summer II session ends

Monday, August 27

Advising Days

One-Stop Convenience Center

Tuesday, August 28

Advising Days

One-Stop Convenience Center

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.

Saturday, September 22

Autumnal equinox (first day of fall)

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.