Apartment Sign-Up

When to sign up

Apply as soon as possible! Apartments will be assigned based on the date and time your application is received.

How to sign up

Apply online for any Western Michigan University Apartment, or stop by the Residence Life office on the top floor of the Faunce Student Services Building.

Assignments

Elmwood, Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive

Elmwood, Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive are semester-by-semester leases. As such, current resident intentions must be gathered before new applicants can be assigned. Assignments for new residents will be made approximately 30 days prior to the end of the current session. If an apartment is available you will receive notification along with the payment information by email.

Every effort is made to assign you to your first choice. However, the vacancy status at the time of assignment may necessitate assigning you to your second or third choice. A transfer to another location may be permitted after occupancy.

There is no application fee or penalty for not accepting an assignment.

Submitting an application does not guarantee an assignment.

Western View

Western View offers a 12-month contract beginning in August each year. Residents sign an individual per-bedroom contract, which means that each roommate is financially responsible for their own portion of the rent. If a roommate transfers or moves out, it will not affect your apartment contract. Each resident is responsible for their portion of the utilities.

Assignments begin spring semester for the following fall. If an apartment is available you will receive notification along with the payment information by email. Current residents have priority renewal for the following fall.

Every effort is made to assign you to your first choice of apartment size. However, the vacancy status at the time of assignment may necessitate assigning you to your second or third choice.

There is no application fee or penalty for not accepting an assignment.

Submitting an application does not guarantee an assignment.

Roommates

Residence Life does not facilitate roommate matching for apartments. Students seeking roommates are encouraged to use various Web and social media sites to find a WMU student roommate.

Elmwood, Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive complexes

Students are able to request a roommate or co-ed apartment on the application.

Western View

At Western View, students can choose their own roommates.

  • One student will need to fill out an online application and include each roommate's name and Bronco NetID.
  • Roommates must then go online and accept the request to be a roommate. Any roommate who does not accept the request will not be offered a room. Requested roommates should already have submitted a Western View application.
  • If you do not have a roommate preference, you may be assigned to an apartment with other student residents of the same gender.
  • Co-ed apartments are assigned by request only.
  • Each apartment will be filled to maximum capacity.