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Student Life Happens Here

Welcome to WMU student life.

Life beyond the classroom is an exciting part of your college experience. You’ll find countless opportunities here to meet new people, join student organizations, work, and live.

Hi, I’m Diane Anderson, Vice President of Student Affairs - and I hope you will become engaged here, and participate in the many facets of university life.

Get involved

Getting involved in WMU student life will

We have many programs and resources here to

Experience campus living

The best way to experience campus life is to live here – close to the action.  Campus residence halls and apartments are within walking distance to dining rooms, the Rec Center, libraries, computer labs, and the Bernhard Center – which is WMU’s student center, and a major gathering place. Living on campus means that you are the heart of WMU.

Join student activities

One of the best parts of being a college student is getting involved. WMU has over 300 student clubs and organizations that you can choose from – ranging from paintball to student government. Student activities are a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and become part of WMU.

Be sure to kick off the year right by coming to Bronco Bash in September where 25,000 students and visitors get together to celebrate the beginning of the school year – with live music, free gifts and lots of activity.

Stay fit and energized

During your college career here, you’ll also want to take time to stay fit so you can keep up with the demands of college life. University Recreation has fitness classes, intramural sports, and other options to keep your mind and body in peak condition. For a challenge, join a climbing clinic on the 45-foot climbing wall – or try a CycleFit class.

Stay in touch

If you want to find out more about WMU activities, the Western Herald student newspaper is great place to stay up to date about campus news and events.

WIDR is also an excellent way to learn about what’s happening on campus and to hear unique music programming chosen specifically for WMU students.

Develop successful careers

As you begin the foundations of your career at WMU, the Career and Student Employment Services staff can help you with a career development strategy. Experts will work closely with you to explore career options, gain practical experience, and build professional skills. Many WMU students choose to work on campus, or complete internships within the community. Whichever direction you choose, the BroncoJOBS online system is a good place to start your job search.

Stay healthy

Healthy minds, bodies, and lifestyles are critical to your overall college success – and we have dedicated professionals and facilities here to support you.

Right on campus, Sindecuse Health Center provides a full range of medical services designed to prevent and treat illness or injury.

At the University Counseling and Testing Center, licensed counselors and psychologists help students manage educational, career and personal issues.

Supporting families

Of course – moms, dads and family members will want to stay connected to WMU. The Office of Parent and Family Programs is a great way for parents to get updates about campus activities.

For students with children of their own, the Children’s Place Learning Center offers flexible child care options right on campus – with staff who understand the unique challenges of WMU parents.

Celebrate diversity

At Western, we celebrate, affirm and encourage all forms of diversity. You’ll find our community embraces cultural differences through campus organizations, activities, and programs that advance inclusiveness – and encourage open minds.

Build character and citizenship

We hope you will take advantage of the many exciting opportunities here to grow, learn, and to become responsible citizens and future leaders.

Whether you join a student organization, work on campus, join a fitness class, or volunteer your time – the Student Affairs network is here to support you.

We want you to know that student success is always our top priority.