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Happy 120th Birthday, WMU!


From our humble beginnings atop Prospect Hill to today’s top-tier University with seven degree-granting colleges, WMU has grown into a beacon of knowledge and promise.

Yet our story is far from over. 

What will tomorrow bring? While the future looks bright, the landscape of higher ed is ever evolving, and students will continue to face challenges to both attending and graduating from college. That’s why philanthropic support remains so critical. 

To commemorate our 120th birthday, we’re asking our alumni and friends to make a gift to WMU. Your contribution—no matter the amount—will help Broncos pursue their purpose and thrive today, and for generations to come.

There’s no better gift you could give than providing greater opportunity for all at Western Michigan University. Plus, with some 2,000 different funds to choose from, you’re sure to find a cause at WMU that’s close to your heart.

Please consider giving now through the link below, and check out the areas on campus who are fundraising for their special causes for WMU's birthday. We hope you make a gift - every donor and every dollar has an impact.

Make a gift today!


Western Herald

Multicultural Affairs

Onyx Society

Seita Scholars

Bronco Marching Band



Lee Honors College

Broncos Empowered

Haworth College of Business

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education and Human Development

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

College of Fine Arts

College of health and human services

WMU Department of History

Cold Case Program