Residence Halls

Western Michigan University residence halls are located in three neighborhoods. Compare halls and amenities side by side with the residence hall summary chart.

2014-15 housing rates

Valley neighborhood

The Valley neighborhood features suites where two student rooms share a connecting bathroom. These large, coed halls have a picturesque peaceful setting and are close to the Haworth College of Business, Intramural Fields and Goldsworth Valley pond.

Valley I Ackley/Shilling Britton/Hadley
Valley II Garneau/Harvey Eicher/LeFevre
Valley III Harrison/Stinson Eldridge/Fox


Center neighborhood

The Center neighborhood is at the heart of campus just north of the student center and Hoekje/Bigelow dining hall. Predominantly first-year students, the programming focus is on community development, social engagement and connecting students to campus. 

Main campus Henry      
Western Heights New residence halls

South neighborhood

Close to academic buildings, the library and Student Recreation Center, the South neighborhood houses a diverse group of students. The Little Three complex is for upper-level and nontraditional students.

Big Four* The Burnhams Draper/Siedschlag
Little Three Davis French
  Zimmerman  

* Space in the Big Four is currently limited due to high demand from returning students. Please keep this in mind as you are making your hall choices, and consider other hall options.

If you have any questions about hall options and what they offer, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Room types

Most residence hall rooms are assigned as doubles with two people sharing a room. There are a limited number of larger rooms designed for three or four people. The Big Three has some three-person rooms, and the Big Four has several three-person rooms and some quads.