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Students who choose campus housing are part of active, social communities living in close proximity to dining, classes, campus events and resources. It's easy to make friends, get immersed in college life, and build a foundation for personal success. Through it all, Housing staff is there to ease your transition to college and provide support for any challenges you may face.

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New residence to open in 2026

A new residence hall for incoming students is being planned on the site of Valley 3. The current buildings will close this summer and undergo new construction. The new residence hall will open fall 2026. The project is part of Housing’s ongoing goal to modernize and enhance services and facilities to provide the amenities students expect. While the closure of Valley 3 will shift available housing options, including the number of single rooms and the location of Learning Communities, Housing’s goal is to continue to offer on-campus living space for as many students as possible. Henry Hall will reopen this fall to add to housing options on main campus.

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    Residence Halls

    Western Michigan University's housing is intentionally designed to help students become engaged in college life, form diverse social networks, and easily participate in academic activities and learning opportunities.

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    Living Learning Communities

    Learning Communities are a great way to tailor your college experience by living with others who share similar majors or interests.

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    WMU Apartments

    The Western Michigan University Apartments are a great way to enjoy apartment living while experiencing all the conveniences that come with living on campus.

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    1,849 events offered in campus housing last year

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    95% of students feel safe in the residence halls

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    121 building staff to support the student experience

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    63% of residence hall students had a 3.0 or higher term GPA in fall 2020

YOU at Western

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