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About Parent and Family Programs

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Shari Glaser, Director

WMU Parent and Family Programs partners with parents, guardians, student mentors and family members to promote and encourage student learning, responsible independence, and personal development. We provide comprehensive information, advice, and reassurance for you to better understand the University experience and effectively support your student's success. Through responsive communication and active engagement within the University community, this partnership is beneficial and enduring.

Making the transition from high school to college can be a huge step for both students and their loved ones. As students embark on a new and exciting educational journey, the family dynamics also undergo significant changes that while exciting, can also be unsettling.

Western Michigan University is committed to you as a valued partner in your student’s educational progress. Parent and Family Programs provides a touchstone and a point of contact into WMU. Our services and programs are designed to assist you as together we support student growth, personal development, and overall success, beginning as a prospective student and continuing throughout the years to graduation.

Parent and Family Programs provides information and resources relevant to the student college experience, as well as sponsors educational and social events for students and families. We are active within the University community and readily accessible to help with questions or concerns.