Housing and Dining Planning

  • Exterior of Valley Dining Center at night

    The Valley Dining Center positively impacts student life in the Valley Residential Neighborhood.

  • Interior of the Valley Dining Center showing Blazin' Bronco and salad bar

    Nine micro-restaurants at Valley Dining Center serve a variety of on-trend and healthy options.

  • High quality living facilities support student engagement, retention and degree completion.

  • Students in lobby of Western Heights

    Western Heights features community living-learning environments designed for student success.

Fund 41 IPB GroupHousing and Dining master plan (HDMP)

Residence Life and Dining Services operations are committed to adding value to the WMU student experience, while containing costs so that access to higher education is attainable and affordable. As self-operated auxiliary units, these self-supporting functions do not receive tuition revenue or state funds. Reporting through the Vice President for Student Affairs, they maintain a commitment to student development and recognize that a safe, structured and engaging living experience enhances academic success.


Recruitment and retention in the South Residential Neighborhood continues to be an overarching goal for housing and dining master planning. Housing options that will provide a broader scope of choices for all WMU students in supportive living environments are in the early planning stages. For additional information about the South neighborhood plans, visit www.wmich.edu/news/2017/11/44075



New Valley Dining Center video

Valley Dining Center

  • Opened Sept. 1, 2016 overlooking Goldsworth Valley pond
  • Offering nine micro-restaurants with a variety of healthy options

Western Heights

  • Innovative housing complex opened fall Western Heights Thank You video2015
  • Designed for community engagement and student success

Stadium Drive Apartments

  • Re-opened fall 2016
  • Graduate student units included

Western View

  • Phase II and community center opened fall 2013
  • New complex opened fall 2011

Plaza Café

  • Major renovation fall 2011

Bistro3 Dining

  • Opened fall 2010

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