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Students gain an Advantage in residence halls

Jan. 26, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University students who choose to live in traditional residence halls have housing and meal plan rates locked in so they remain the same for up to four consecutive years with no increases.

The Residence Hall and Dining Advantage, a component of the University's Western Edge commitment, automatically sets room and board rates for the first year a student signs a housing contract. Residence hall sign-up for returning students began earlier this month.

There are many benefits to living on campus in addition to affordability. Close proximity to classes and campus activities, and safe, student-focused environments give students an edge in the classroom. National research shows that students who live in residence halls have better grades and are more likely to graduate than those living off campus.

The Western Edge represents the University's commitment to provide students with an affordable education and opportunities to excel at WMU and beyond. For details about the Residence Hall and Dining Advantage, visit wmich.edu/housing/advantage or call the residence life office at (269) 387-4735.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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