August 27, 2012

Fall Welcome

The Fall Welcome program begins tomorrow to assist first year students in making the transition to college.    One of the highlights of Fall Welcome is the Matriculation Ceremony which will be held on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m. in Miller Auditorium.  Pizza with the Profs will follow in the Fountain Plaza.
The full schedule of Fall Welcome events can be found at: http://www.wmich.edu/fye/fallwelcome/.


You may have noticed the construction fences around Sangren have been removed.   The building, which has been under construction since 2010, will be ready to hold its first classes on September 4.   As of last week, 379 classes have been scheduled in the new Sangren Hall.  The building will house over 200 instructors and 6,200 students during the Fall 2012 semester.

WMU Mobile App

The 2.1 version of the WMU mobile app was released this week and it includes some new features for students.  The smartphone app for the Android and iPhone will now allow students the ability to view their schedule of classes, midterm grades and final grades.   We are also working on a mobile version of the catalog and hope to have that available in the next few weeks.  

Keypad Changes

The four-digit keypad codes to rooms in Dunbar and Moore have been changed. Building coordinators have been notified and will be distributing the new codes to department staff and instructors.  

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, August 27 to Friday, September 7—One Stop
  • Tuesday August 28 to Friday, August 31—Fall Welcome
  • Monday, September 3—Labor Day recess
  • Tuesday, September 4—Fall 2012 classes begin
  • Monday, September 10—Last day to drop/add
  • Tuesday, September 11—Census
  • Wednesday, September 12--$100 late fee begins
  • Thursday, September 13—Last day to receive a 90% refund for complete withdraw
  • Monday, September 17—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a partial withdraw
  • Friday, September 28—Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdraw
  • Monday, October 1—First work grade due
  • Wednesday, October 24—Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdraw
  • Sunday, October  28—Midterm grades due
  • Monday, November  5—Last day to withdraw
  • Wednesday, November 21—Thanksgiving recess starts at noon
  • Monday, November 26—Classes resume
  • Tuesday, Dec. 18—Final grades due at noon



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