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University officials continue to closely monitor the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of students, faculty and staff are the University's primary concern in this fluid situation.

WMU will deliver instruction through distance education through the summer I session, effective for all locations. The University will continue monitoring the situation and determine if that time frame needs to be extended. WMU maintains a dedicated COVID-19 webpage with facts and FAQs. 


Join WMU in helping those impacted by COVID-19.

Are you wondering how to help? These funds directly support students in response to the global pandemic.

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Student Scholarships 
We anticipate an unprecedented number of scholarship applications in the coming months. The WMU Student Scholarships fund allows us to collect additional resources to support all available scholarships on campus.

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Scholarships by College
Designate a gift to the college(s) of your choice. Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in a specific college or academic unit. We anticipate an unprecedented number of scholarship applications in the coming months.

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Student Emergency Relief Funds
Choose a fund available to all WMU students for urgent, emergency and unexpected costs. In light of COVID-19, "unexpected & emergency" expenses have broadened to help students with any basic/urgent expenses.

Make a Gift


Looking for ways to have a little fun and stay social?

Find us on social media to get the latest news or update your contact info to ensure you're receiving the latest updates and resources from the WMU Alumni Association. You can read a story about our very own Bronco Heroes, learn more about the impact of student scholarships from fellow alumni, download an activity pack for the family, or pass the time with a Bronco quiz. We hope you'll find a way to stay connected to your Bronco family and friends while social distancing. If there are other ways we can support you, email us. 

 

Get (digitally) social.

Follow us to stay connected! You’ll find ways to engage, fun family activities to stay occupied, positive vibes, and other University news and updates.

 

Have some fun at home!

Need a way to entertain your baby Broncos during quarantine? We have you covered with fun activities like the Bronco Family Fun Pack! It's filled with fun activities including coloring pages, puzzles, trivia, and more! Or spread some Bronco Pride in your neighborhood with our Bronco Hunt printouts. 

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Bronco Family Fun Pack

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Bronco Hunt Printout

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Take a break and test your Bronco knowledge.

  • Music Quiz: Do you remember what song was playing the first time you drove through campus? What were your go-to jams for studying or hanging out with friends? Bring some fun to your day while you work to stay safe and healthy, with our Music Nostalgia Quiz!
  • Famous Broncos Quiz: We think all of our Bronco alumni are great (why wouldn't we?), but there are a few who have risen to national--even worldwide-- fame! Maybe you bumped into some of these Broncos on campus, or maybe you just read about them in the news. Either way, we want to see how much you know about our celebrity WMU alumni with this Famous Broncos Quiz.

 

Grab your earbuds and listen to a podcast.

The Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy at Western Michigan University has launched another method for tuning into the business world while sheltering in place. "The Jungle," a podcast that aims to explore the wild and exciting side of business through thoughtful conversations with executives and other leaders, is now available. Hosts Dr. Doug Lepisto and Dr. Derrick McIver, faculty members and co-directors of the center, provide an up-close, unvarnished view into the emotions, practices and lived experiences of leading and strategy formation.

 

Want to let us know what you’re up to, or if you have any ideas on how Broncos can make a difference? Send us a message at wmualumni@wmich.edu


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Many students are currently facing unexpected challenges that could hinder their ability to complete their degrees. As classes move online, residence halls close, and employers shutter their businesses; a growing number of students are in need of additional resources. 

    The University has several funds, as part of the Invisible Need Project, that serve students who are facing medical, food, or other financial emergencies. By making a gift to one of these funds, you are immediately helping students who have been impacted.

  • Our top fundraising priority is the Student Emergency Relief Fund. This fund is available to all WMU students for urgent, emergency and unexpected costs.  In light of COVID-19, “unexpected & emergency” expenses have broadened to help students with any basic/urgent expenses, even those which haven’t typically qualified for SERF (i.e. rent, utilities).  
    Give to the Student Emergency Relief Fund.

     

    Our second request is monetary donations for the Student Food Pantry. Through our partnerships with the South Michigan Food Bank, and Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, we are able to purchase food at a reduced cost, sometimes as low as $.19 per pound. That means the same $4 for a box of cereal from a local grocery store could get us up to 20 pounds of food. Give to the Student Food Pantry.

     

    In-person donations to the Student Food Pantry. The pantry is open M-F, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and is located in the lower level of Faunce Student Services. Donations are being accepted at the side door (to the left of the main entrance); look for a bin to place your donations. Please contact dosa-inp@wmich.edu with any questions.

  • If you’re looking for information regarding the University’s response to COVID-19, including distance education, residence and dining hall operations, closures, and other campus news, please visit wmich.edu/covid19.

    Students looking for information regarding COVID-19 should also refer to this page.