Information for Employers Registered for The Career Fair 2014

February 13, 2014 Career Fair Location and Parking

Thank you for registering for Western Michigan University’s 36th Annual Career Fair.  The event will be held in the Bernhard Center ballrooms on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

You are welcome to unload your vehicle in front of the Bernhard Center (GPS address: 1922 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo 49008-5408) before parking in the designated lots (Lot 10 and 102).  Representatives from student organizations will be available to assist you with your unloading your materials. 

Parking for the Career Fair will be on East Campus in Lot #10 and Lot #102 located near Waldo Football Stadium with access from Oliver Street.  From this point, you will be shuttled back to the Bernhard Center.  Please refer to the map and directions to the Career Fair or the interactive map of the WMU campus.

Agenda for the February 13 Career Fair

  • Shuttles from parking lots #10 and #102 – 8 to 10 a.m.
  • Arrive and unload materials – 8 to 9 a.m.
  • Continental breakfast – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Students begin circulating – 10 a.m.
  • Lunch served (fair continues) – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Fair concludes – 3 p.m.
  • Shuttles to parking lots #10 and #102 – 3 to 4 p.m.

Shipping Your Materials to The Career Fair

We have arranged for a local mailing service, The Mail Room, to receive, deliver and reship your materials for a nominal fee.  The Mail Room will work with us to ensure your materials are waiting for you at the Career Fair and sent out at the end of the day.  Please contact The Mail Room directly at (269) 323-0900 to make arrangements instead of shipping materials to the University.  The Mail Room is an independent shipping service provider offering assistance with packaging, mailing and shipping services.  They will ensure delivery directly to your exhibit on campus.  Shipping costs are not included in The Career Fair registration cost and is not provided through WMU’s Career and Student Employment Services.  For more information, please contact The Mail Room at (269) 323-0900, and mention your participation in the WMU Career Fair.  The Mail Room hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.  The Mail Room will facilitate mailing your package through UPS, Postal Service, Federal Express, and deliver it to the Career Fair site.


Several hotels in the Kalamazoo area offer special rates to employers attending WMU career fairs.  To take advantage of these rates, contact the hotels directly (listed below) and specify your participation in the WMU Career Fair, asking for “The Western Rate.”

Options for hotel accommodations with “The Western Rate”:

Holiday Inn-West
2747 S. 11th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: (269) 375-6000

Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 343-3333

Staybridge Suites
2001 Seneca Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone:  (269) 372-8000

Additional Options for Hotel Accommodations:

Baymont Inn
2203 S. 11th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: (269) 372-7999

Comfort Inn
739 West Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 384-2800

Econo Lodge
3750 Easy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 388-3551

Red Roof Inn-West
5425 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Phone: (269) 375-7400

Dining Options

Applebee’s (269)382-4448
Brewster’s Junction (269)344-0600
Gallagher’s Eatery & Pub (269) 372-7177
McGinnis Landing (269) 388-9911
Burdick’s (269) 343-0032
Olde Peninsula (269) 343-2739
Outback Steakhouse (269) 342-4329
Sushiya (269) 342-7340
T.G.I.Friday’s (269) 349-6010
Texas Corral (269) 344-8590
The Union (269) 384-6756
University Roadhouse     (269) 345-7990
Wine Loft (269) 343-9227
Webster’s Fine Dining (269) 343-4444   
Zazio’s Italian Eatery (269) 384-2650

Ground Transportation Options

Bronco Taxi Co. (269) 343-3000
Checker Cab (269) 345-0177
Metro Transit Bus (269) 337-8222

Air Cargo

Jet Transit (pick-up) (269) 344-0920
Northwest 800-692-2746

We look forward to having you with us on February 13.  If you have any questions, please contact the co-chairs of the Career Fair at or (269) 387-2745.