WMU has 13 residence halls for you to choose from, and each one has something unique to offer with different room features, living options, or learning communities.
There are two main areas on campus where residence halls are located, the Valleys or Main Campus. Valley residence halls are situated in a peaceful, picturesque setting near Goldsworth Valley pond. All Valley buildings are suite style, where two rooms share a connecting bathroom. Main Campus housing is closer to the center of campus and academic buildings. Most Main Campus halls have large community bathrooms located on each floor. Your choice may depend on where your classes are located, or the proximity to computer labs, the library, food and recreation.
WMU offers several learning communities, some with an academic connection and others with a lifestyle connection. Learning communities are a great way to make friends and connect with other students who share your personal or educational interests.
First-year students can live in any residence hall except for French, Davis and Zimmerman, which are designated for upper-level students only. All halls are charged a flat rate, except for single rooms, so every room is the same price. The only thing that will differentiate your cost is the meal plan you choose.
The residence halls have two different transfer communities at Tenzing House and Hoekje Hall. Both communities are designed to ease your transition to WMU, and activities and social events focus on connecting residents with other students, the campus and Kalamazoo.
The sign up process allows for you to indicate your top six choices. Room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you submit your request, the better your chances are of getting your hall choice.
If you still have questions, we’ll be happy to go over your housing options with you personally. Please call us at (269) 387-4735 or use our online form to ask a quick question: