Discover Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo. K-Zoo. The Zoo.

Whatever you call it, there’s no mistaking Kalamazoo’s eclectic, electric extension of WMU’s community.

  • Top 20 College Town

    WalletHub

  • Top 15 Cities for Twentysomethings

    Buzzfeed

  • #3 Best Places for Creatives

    Smart Assets

  • 35 miles to the shores of Lake Michigan

  • A group of WMU art students discuss the paintings in front of them

    Thriving arts and culture

    From art hops and art fairs to festivals and farmers markets, to entertainment on stage and screen, Kalamazoo is bursting with can’t-miss culture all year round.

  • A group of WMU students cross West Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo

    A city with character

    Whatever you’re looking for—nightlife, festivals, eclectic eateries, unique shopping or invigorating outdoor recreation, Kalamazoo delivers.

  • A WMU student sitting in a lounge turns to face another person off-camera

    Community commitment

    The Kalamazoo Promise guarantees college tuition to graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools—the largest program of its kind.

  • A WMU student and professor work together discussing the safety and design of the helmets they are holding

    Industry and innovation hub

    Kalamazoo offers students an abundance of internships, jobs and experiential learning opportunities. It’s home to big players like Stryker Corporation, Pfizer, Bell’s Brewery and Zoetis.