Five Things Every WMU Freshman (And Dr. Montgomery) Should Know
A brand new WMU school year is about ready to start. And there are some things that every new WMU student should know. And since WMU President, Dr. Edward Montgomery is new, this is for him, too. Pay attention. All these things are important and will benefit you greatly during your time at Western Michigan University.
1. Know the Words to the Fight Song. (The campus chapel's bells play it every hour, so practice often)
2. If you want to pass your final exams, pour water on the Whale. Located near Everett Tower and Rood Hall, some poo-pooh it as a superstition, but do you really want to take a chance?
3. Maybe it's an Urban Legend or maybe not. Dr. Sangren is buried underneath Sangren Hall?
4. Don't Step On The "W" It's next to Waldo Library. Respect the "W".
5. The Three Most Important Words Every WMU Student, Alumni, Faculty and Employee Should know:
Those three words are: "%*&@# The Chips. If you know that phrase, it will serve you well in life.
Honorable Mention Phrases:
- "Waste-ern Michigan"
- "Consider it Dunn" (in honor of WMU President-Emeritus Dr. John Dunn)
- "Ferris is not a State."
- "No, officer, I forgot my ID".
Get to Know WMU At Bronco Bash
Bronco Bash is the official celebration of the start of the WMU school year. It's on Friday afternoon, Sept. 8th at 3:00pm. Expect to see 20,000 fellow students. Look for 103.3 KFR in front of Sangren Hall. (Bring a shovel and flashlight, if you plan to look for Dr. Sangren)