Accessibility on Campus

Information for help with accessibility problems on campus:

For non-working automatic doors:

Please call Maintenance at (269) 387-8514 (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday)

Outside of these hours, call Public Safety at (269) 387-5555

OR click on link:

BRONCO FIX-IT then click on "submit a request"

For elevator problems:

- If stranded in an elevator, the call box connects automatically to WMU Public Safety

- Non-working elevators: call Maintenance at (269) 387-8514, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. You may also report to the building coordinator or online to BRONCO FIX-IT.

Snow Removal:
Contact Landscape Services with your regular travel schedules.
email: Mr. Tim Holysz, Director
Call with specific requests: (269) 387-8557

You can find a campus maps here. Or an accessibility map here.

CAMPUS ACCESSIBILITY

Getting around on main campus can be a challenge for any student. We hope that this accessibility guide will make things a little easier. Just scroll down to find the building of interest.

•Administration Building
There are two sets of doors that are wheelchair accessible. The doors on the northwest side (are not automatic). The main entrance is equipped with automatic doors on the north side of the building. The elevator is located at the far north side of the building. There is a wheelchair accessible pay phone directly inside the main (north) entrance.

•Brown - Brown has recently gone through a large renovation. There are now two wheelchair accessible entrances with automatic doors to Brown Hall one is on the east side of the building while the other is on the west side of the building facing Miller Plaza. Make sure to keep to the right of the sidewalk while exiting through the east side automatic doors. There is an elevator located in the main hallway. Rest rooms are reasonably wheelchair accessible. There are a few handicap parking spaces located to the south of the building.

•Chemistry Building
The new Chemistry building has wheelchair accessible entrances with automatic doors on the north entrance, the southeast entrance and the south entrace to the building.

•College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The new CEAS building is at the Parkview Campus but accessible buses run every 30 minutes from main campus. Map to the engineering campus.

•College of Health and Human Services
The new CHHS building is off of main campus but accessible buses run every 30 minutes. There are wheelchair accessible entrances on the south and west entrances of the building. The building is fully accessible. There are four passenger elevators; two on the south end and two on the north end of the building. There is handicap parking available on the south end of the building and the west side of the building.

•Computer Center
The University Computing Center is wheelchair accessible from the north side, however there are no automatic doors. You may also access the Computing Center via the sky walk on the second floor of Waldo Library. The restrooms are reasonably wheelchair accessible. There are automatic doors on the first floor.

•Dalton Center
The Dalton Center is wheelchair accessible from both the northeast side on the second level, as well as from the main entrance on the southeast side. Both entrances have automatic doors. The elevator is located to the right of the lobby on the west side of the building.

•Dunbar
The main entrance to Dunbar is wheelchair accessible, and does have automatic doors. The doors that face the amphitheater are also wheelchair accessible. The elevator is located on the far east side of the building. The restrooms are accessible for some wheelchair users (please check ahead)

•Faunce
The Faunce Student Services building is wheelchair accessible through the main entrance. There are ramps and automatic doors. An elevator located in the southwest corner is also available.

•Friedmann
The restrooms on the second floor are accessible. Which are the only ones accessible in Friedmann, Dunbar and Knauss.

•Knauss
Knauss Hall can be accessed from both the north and the west sides, however only the west side has automatic doors.

•Kohrmann
The automatic doors are located on the east side of the building. There is however a ramp located on the north side of the building and a ground level entrance on the west side of the building. The elevator is located south of the north side entrance, approximately in the center of the building.

•McCracken
There are two ground level entrances, one located on the northwest side and the other on the north side of the building. There are no automatic doors. The elevator is located between 3140 and 3170. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A VERY OLD BUILDING AND SOME DOORWAYS ARE VERY NARROW.

•Rood
There is a elevator in the northeast corner of the building. There is also an elevator in Everett Hall, you can take the sky walk across. Many of the hallways in Rood are very narrow. Please check ahead and contact us if you need assistance.

•Sangren (under construction)
There is one elevator in Sangren Hall, the first is located in the center entrance on the north side. Iif you enter from the north side of the building some doors are automatic.

•Schneider
The elevator for Schnieder Hall is located just to the left of the main lobby utilizing the west entrance. The west entrance is also equipped with automatic doors. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible

•Sindecuse
The University Health center is wheelchair accessible. The main entrance is located on the south side of the building and is equipped with automatic doors.

•Sprau
Sprau Tower is equipped with automatic doors on the west side of the building. There is a bank of elevators just inside the entrance.

•Trimpe
The Trimpe Distributive Education Building is wheelchair accessible with a ramp and power door. Handicapped parking for Trimpe is located next to the lower level of Faunce. The ramp entrance to Trimpe is on the north side of the building.

•Waldo
Waldo Library is wheelchair accessible from the main entrance, which is equipped with automatic doors. The library is also wheelchair accessible from the University Computing Center. There are two sets of elevators in the library. The first is just to the south of the main rotunda. The second is located on the east end of the building.

•Wood
Wood Hall is wheelchair accessible from the north entrance. Automatic doors are available. The elevator is located in the northwest corridor. Additionally there are lifts available in the two main lecture halls to bring wheelchair users to the main level.

•Woodlawn Place
Woodlawn Place is wheelchair accessible from the west entrance. The downstairs of Woodlawn Place where the Children's Place Learning Center is located is accessible from the Sindecuse Health Center parking lot on the northwest side of Woodlawn Place. There is no elevator in this building. An automatic door is available at the west entrance to the Disability Services for Students office.

If you need any further information about building accessibility, please feel free to call Dorothy Fancher at (269) 387-4128.

 

 

 

 

 

Disablity Services for Students
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5277 USA
(269) 387-2116 | (269) 387-0633 Fax