Dining Services offers a variety of dining options designed to meet a wide range of food preferences and needs. Western Michigan University has numerous healthy foods to choose from in Dining Services. Dining facilities are located at convenient locations across campus and accept many payment options.
Western Michigan University's Valley Dining Center was awarded a Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, demonstrating continued support for the strategic goal of sustainable stewardship. The second highest award of four levels of LEED certification, the achievement is evidence of WMU's commitment to excellence and sustainability in facility design and construction.
All 2018 high school graduates entering Western in the fall will be required to attend Orientation in the summer. This is regardless of dual enrollment, Early Middle College, and transferable credits. All 2017 high school graduates, that have not attended any college post high school graduation, will also be required to attend New Student Orientation in the summer. Students will meet with Academic Advisors and register for fall classes during Orientation. With the exception of Medallion students that participated in "Honors First," students will not be allowed to register for classes prior to attending Orientation.
The mission of the Western Michigan University Orientation program is to provide a comprehensive experience which will aid new students in their transition to the institution, expose new students to the educational opportunities within WMU, integrate new students into the academic and campus life of the institution, increase the retention rate of new students, assist parents and families of new students to understand the University environment and services and enhance parental awareness of issues facing college students.