Spindler Services

Building security

Each floor requires a separate security key for entry. After 5 p.m. the main doors are locked, and you will need a valid Bronco Card to enter the building.

Campus Dining

Optional commuter dining plans. Cash accepted at every dining unit.

Cable television

Each room is wired to receive basic cable television access at no additional charge. Visit WMU EduCable for more information.

Community Room

Residents can enjoy an open community room with a kitchen, lounge with a big-screen TV and gaming equipment like billiards. Gaming equipment can be checked out at the front desk. Spindler residents can also reserve the room for events at the hall office.

Hall office and desk

The Spindler Hall office and desk is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The desk has gaming and cleaning equipment, as well as sends and receives mail.

Internet access

Each Spindler room has an Ethernet port that connects residents to ResNet, the high-speed residential computing network at Western Michigan University. An Internet fee will be charged to each student's WMU account. Visit the ResNet website for details.

Laundry

The laundry room is located in the basement. Residents use quarters, Laundry Bucks or a Laundry Access Card to operate the machines.

Mail

Mailboxes are on the first floor in the main lobby. The U.S. Postal Service provides mail delivery and pickup. All intercampus mail will be routed through the Residence Life office. There may be a one-to-two day delay in receipt.

To ensure fast delivery, your mail should be addressed as:

Your name
1000 Oliver Street
Spindler Hall, your room number
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5454

Maintenance

Students can submit their own maintenance requests via Bronco Fix-It. If it is a maintenance emergency that threatens safety, security or sanitation, please contact:

  • Residence Life, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday: (269) 387-4735
  • Maintenance Service Center, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday: (269) 387-8514
  • WMU Department of Public Safety, evenings, weekends and holidays: (269) 387-5555

MicroFridge

A MicroFridge is a combination microwave, freezer and refrigerator. They are available to rent through Bedloft, or you can purchase your own. For service questions, contact Bedloft at (866) 651-LOFT.

Pest control

Photo of micro fridge

If you have pest concerns, please contact Residence Life at (269) 387-4735 to have a licensed exterminator inspect your room.

Questions about bed bugs

Telephone

A telephone line with local service is provided in resident rooms. Students will need to bring their own phone. Voice mail and other phone options are available for a minimal charge from the Office of Information Technology.

Utilities

All utilities, as well as basic cable and local phone service, are connected and available when you arrive. Cost for service is included in rent payments.