Move-In Schedule Fall 2014

Western Michigan University is excited to welcome students to campus! With 5,000 students anxious to move in and get settled, we’ve designed a move-in system that differentiates between new and returning students. Please refer to the chart below to see what date and, for new students, what time you should arrive.

The residence halls will not open their doors prior to the official move-in time, so you don’t need to arrive early to “beat the rush.”  We’ve already taken care of spreading out arrival times to minimize your wait for unloading, checking in and the elevators.

Student group

Move-in date

Move-in time

First-year students

New residents move in over two days. Which day you arrive depends on if you are a part of a specific early move-in program. Early program participants will be notified by their program coordinator or college by Aug. 1 confirming their arrival date.

Your move-in time is based on your last name.

Early program participants
Monday, Aug. 25

First-Year Seminar, Lee Honors College, Emerging Leaders, ROTC and AFROTC

(Non-early program participants who move in early will be charged $100 for the additional day.)

A to K      9 a.m. to noon
L to Z      1 to 4 p.m.

Final freshman orientation ROTC and AFROTC  participants move in 9 a.m. to noon regardless of last name.

Floor meetings for all students 5:30 p.m.

Fall Welcome
Tuesday, Aug. 26

A to K      9 a.m. to noon
L to Z      1 to 4 p.m.

MLK Academy participants move in 9 a.m. to noon regardless of last name.

Floor meetings for all students 5:30 p.m.

Returning students

Friday, Aug. 29

Halls open at 9 a.m.  Students may check in any day during Labor Day weekend.

Transfer students

Transfer Express participants 
Tuesday, Aug. 26

Move in 9 a.m. to noon regardless of last name.

If participating in First-Year Seminar, Lee Honors College, Emerging Leaders, ROTC or AFROTC, move in Monday, Aug. 25.  See First-Year Student, Early Program Participant section, for specific details.

Friday, Aug. 29

Halls open at 9 a.m. Students may check in any day during Labor Day weekend.

International students

New international students
Sunday, Aug. 24

New students may arrive beginning at 9 a.m. If you arrive prior to that date, please make arrangements for other accommodations until you can check in. Please refer to your international student orientation newsletter for details.

Returning international students
Friday, Aug. 29

Halls open at 9 a.m. Students may check in any day during Labor Day weekend.

Early arrival—Can I move in before my scheduled date?

Students are not able to move in earlier than their assigned move-in date. If you have a conflict, you are welcome to move in at a later time than your scheduled arrival day. You do not need to arrive on your assigned day.

Late arrival—Can I move in after my scheduled date?

You are welcome to move in any day after your assigned move-in date. Students who will be moving in after the first week of school should contact the Residence Life office so their room can be held.

Fall Welcome participants who will not be arriving on their move-in day should contact the First Year Experience office at (269) 387-2167 for directions on checking into the program. You will need a program book, ambassador group assignment and name tag to eat.