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Academic Affairs

Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar

Our mission is to provide accurate and timely academic, registration and record services to students, faculty and staff in a welcoming and helpful environment; to advocate for student educational achievement to the highest standard and support student goals; work to preserve the academic integrity of the institution and honor the privacy of student records; and to uphold the mission of the institution to graduate citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national and global communities.

We are committed to providing professional and timely service for your requests.

Schedule of Courses


Important Dates and Deadlines – Fall 2022:

Fall Semester 2022 Academic Calendar

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course
Full term – August 25
Early 10 week – August 23
Late 10 week – October 4
Early 12 week – August 23
Late 12 week – September 20
Early 8 week – August  23
Mid-start 8 week – September 20
Late 8 week – October 18
1st 5 week – August 23
2nd 5 week – September 27
3rd 5 week – November 1
Four week – August 23

Weekend classes must be added
no later than the close of business
day prior to the class date.Thanksgiving Break – November 25-27

Online instructor permission required only if class is closed or requires special permission.  Should be done online – MyWestern Instructor permission is required through the drop deadline
(see section below). Adding a class after the drop deadline requires department chair approval. A signed add form must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar in Taylor Hall 300, or by email to registrar@western.edu.
Drop Course
Full term – September 8
Early 10 week – September 2
Late 10 week – October 14
Early 12 week – September 4
Late 12 week – October 2
Early 8 week – August 30
Mid-start 8 week – September 27
Late 8 week – October 25
1st 5 week – August 27
2nd 5 week – October 1
3rd 5 week – November 5
Four week – August 26

Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 943.7003 or registrar@western.edu, by the close of business day prior to the start of class.Students must drop a course during the first 15 percent of the class meetings.

No permission is required to drop a course. A refund will be given if applicable. Drops should be done online through MyWestern with the exception of weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar. Not Permitted

(see Withdraw from a Course)

Withdraw from a Course
Full term – November 3
Early 10 week – October 7
Late 10 week – November 18
Early 12 week – October 16
Late 12 week – November 13
Early 8 week – September 28
Mid-start 8 week – October 26
Late 8 week – November 18
1st 5 week – September 14
2nd 5 week – October 19
3rd 5 week – November 18
Four week – September 9

Weekend classes are ineligible for withdrawal.Students must withdraw before two-thirds of class has occurred.

Advisor and instructor signatures required on a withdraw slip.  Will appear on record as a “W”. No refund. Withdraw slip must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar. Not Permitted.
Total Withdrawal from University
Handled in the Students Affairs Office, located in Taylor Hall
Credit/No Credit Option (Audit)
Same as add deadline. Must be done in the Office of the Registrar, located in Taylor Hall 300, or by email to registrar@western.edu. Not Permitted.

Department Information

Office of the Registrar


Laurel Becker


Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall 300
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

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