Which Residence Hall is Best For You?

Students in residence hallWestern Michigan University currently has 12 residence halls to choose from, and each one has something unique to offer with different room features, living options, or learning communities.  

Before you make a decision, you'll want to explore the housing options and compare the different amenities. Be sure to sign up early for the best selection.  

Where on campus do you want to live?  

There are four residential neighborhoods where halls, WMU apartments and dining facilities are located. Each neighborhood has distinctive features that draw on the surrounding environments.  Your choice may depend on where your classes are located, or the proximity to computer labs, the library, food and recreation.

Do you have a special interest?   

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.  

Where do most first-year students live?  

First-year students can live in any campus residence hall except for French, Davis and Zimmerman, which are designated for upper-level students only. Most 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 or if you opt to live in the new residence halls.

What are the choices for transfer students?  

The residence halls have two different transfer communities, Fox Transfer Hall and Tenzing House. Both communities are designed to ease your transition to WMU, where activities and social events focus on connecting residents with other students, the campus and Kalamazoo.  

How do I indicate a hall preference?  

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.  

Need help?  

If you still have questions, we’ll be happy to go over your housing options with you. Please contact us online or call Residence Life at (269) 387-4735.