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The Western Michigan University Office of Residence Life provides a variety of services for on- and off-campus students. Most first-year students live in the residence halls, but there are also campus apartments for upper-class and graduate students, and students with families. In addition to convenience, living on campus offers the benefit of a community of peers, instant access to staff, a safe environment and support for the challenges associated with being a busy college student.
When students do have problems or questions, student and professional staff are easily accessible. They can help with everything from how to get involved on campus to tips for living with a roommate and referrals for campus services. In the residence halls, there is a resident assistant who lives on each floor. RAs are upper-class students who are responsible for creating a floor community through hall activities, assisting students with personal and academic concerns, and helping in emergency situations. They should be the first person students seek if they need advice or assistance.
Managing each residence hall is a full-time professional hall director who has an advanced degree in college student development, higher education, counseling or a related field. The hall director lives in the building and is responsible for student-staff supervision, facilities management, crisis intervention and creating an environment supportive of education and self-discovery. Typically, there is also a graduate assistant who lives in the hall and assists the hall director.
The opportunity for an outstanding on-campus experience awaits your student. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at RLemail@example.com (269) 387-4735.
|2014-15 Academic Year|
|Aug. 29, 2014||Residence halls open at 9 a.m.|
|Thanksgiving Break||Residence halls will remain open with reduced services|
|Dec. 12, 2014||Residence halls close at 7 p.m.|
|Jan.10, 2015||Residence halls open at 10 a.m.|
|Spring break||Residence halls will remain open with reduced services|
|May 1, 2015||Residence halls close at 7 p.m. - Students must move out completely|