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This orientation is for parents and families only. If you go through the modules here, your attendance will not be counted for completing your online orientation modules! Follow the instructions in your orientation email in order to log in via GoWMU and complete your Student Orientation in Elearning.

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Welcome, Broncos!

WMU Parent and Family Orientation


We know that this is an exciting, and perhaps somewhat emotional time as you prepare to send your student to Western Michigan University. As we've made the switch to online orientation, we want to assure you that we will continue to support you and your student as they transition to college life. We wish we could have welcomed you to our beautiful campus this summer for our traditional in-person Parent and Family Orientation. But since we couldn't, we want to invite you to go through these online modules.

Much of this material is similar to what your student will learn as they go through their own online orientation modules. This essential information will help your student make a successful transition to college life, and learning these details will allow you to support them along the way.

The online orientation modules will take approximately 2½ to 3 hours to complete, can be accessed any time, and can be completed in one or multiple sittings. There is no deadline to complete the family orientation modules - however, students are required to complete the student online orientation modules by August 15.

It is our privilege to support your family during this journey, and we look forward to welcoming you to WMU in the fall!


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When you're done...

After you've completed the modules, please come back here to take a short survey on your online orientation experience. We want to know what you think!

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