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About the Southwest Regional Location

As far back as 1905, Western Michigan University has offered extension courses in southwest Michigan, and WMU-Southwest continues that tradition today. WMU-Southwest is located at the entrance of Lake Michigan College's Napier Avenue campus in Benton Harbor. The partnership between Western Michigan University and Lake Michigan College (LMC) allows LMC's students to make a seamless transition into junior and senior level courses at WMU-Southwest.

At WMU-Southwest, our students are our priority. Our staff is here to help you navigate through the academic waters and reach your professional and educational goals.

Academic Programs

At WMU-Southwest, students have the unique flexibility of starting a degree program at LMC and finishing it at WMU. Students can attend LMC for the first two years to obtain an associate's degree, complete their bachelor's degree at WMU-Southwest, and enroll in and complete a WMU graduate degree, all in one location.

WMU-Southwest offers continuing education opportunities, including a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, in the fields of business, education, engineering, and nursing. Classes are scheduled at convenient times, including nights and weekends, and are tailored to meet the needs of working adults.

Academic Programs

South West Holiday Schedule 2014

Holiday recess begins with the end of fall semester Dec. 12, and WMU-Southwest offices will have reduced hours until the start of the holiday closure.

Offices will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The holiday closure begins on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. Office hours will continue to be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. after the holiday closure and resume normal business hours on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.