KALAMAZOO--Online registration is under way for all Western Michigan University students who plan to return to the residence halls this fall.
In addition to the social and academic benefits of living on campus, there are added incentives for students who choose to live in traditional residence halls in 2012-13.
- The Residence Hall and Dining Advantage ensures that room and board rates will remain the same for four consecutive years. As a component of the University's Western Edge commitment, room and board rates are automatically locked in the first year a student signs a housing contract, so there is no additional paperwork to fill out.
- The VIP Bronco program through Residence Life offers free intramural sports and fitness classes to students living in the residence halls.
- The Second-Year Experience learning community in French Hall focuses on common second-year issues and assists with internship guidance, studying abroad and networking with WMU alumni.
- The Academic Achievement Incentive allows students who sign up for a single room in the residence halls for 2012-13 to save up to $2,450 by receiving the lower double rate if their cumulative GPA is 3.25 or higher at the end of spring semester. Students with sophomore status or higher at the start of fall 2012 are eligible. Space is limited, so interested students are encouraged to sign up early, while single rooms are still available.