Dear parents, guardians, and family members,
Welcome to our WMU community!
If you are new to the college student experience, you will quickly find that parenting a college student is quite different than parenting a high school student. However you have and will continue to play an essential role in your student's education. This guide offers you an excellent overview of WMU's support services and resources, as well as information about the Kalamazoo area. This information will help ease the transition into and throughout the college years.
Parent and Family Programs assists you as together we support your student's growth, personal development, and overall success. We provide information and resources about the campus relevant to your student's experience, as well as sponsor events for students and families. We are active within the WMU community and readily accessible to help with any concerns you may have. The WMU website is a great starting point for a wealth of information useful to you during your student's years at WMU. We encourage you to activate your free membership to the WMU Family Connection to receive e-newsletters with tips and advice, important date reminders, and campus updates.
I look forward to helping you and your student have a successful and rewarding experience at WMU.
Director, Parent and Family Programs