2020-21 Calendar

2020-21 move-in dates Opening/Closing Dates Housing Sign Up Dates Summer Dates


All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Aug. 23 to 24 See schedule Fall Welcome participants move in
Aug. 13
  Western View Apartments open
Late August See schedule Fall Welcome participants move in – move-in process  being re-evaluated; watch for updates
Aug. 28 9 a.m. Residence halls open; Goldsworth Valley Apartments, Stadium Drive Apartments and Spindler Hall open
Sept. 2   Classes begin
Oct. 21 to 23   Fall break—residence halls remain open with reduced services
Nov. 25 to 30 Noon, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving recess—residence halls remain open with reduced services
Dec. 14 to 17   Final exam week
Dec. 18 7 p.m. Residence halls close for winter recess
Dec. 24 to Jan. 1   University closure
Jan. 9, 2021 10 a.m. Residence halls open
New students move in any time after 10 a.m. when buildings open. Please go to the front desk to check in. 
Jan. 11   Classes begin
Jan. 18   Martin Luther King Jr. Day — no classes
March 5 to 12   Spring Break — residence halls remain open with reduced services
April 26 to 29   Final exam week
April 30 7 p.m.  Residence halls close

Housing Sign-up Dates

All processes begin at 10 a.m. EST.

Residence Halls - New residents
For Spring 2020  Oct. 15 Sign-up begins
For Fall 2020

10 a.m. EST Jan. 29 Sign-up begins; Roommate Groups begin
 April 1 Roommate Finder goes live
May 15 Email sent to your WMU account with summer updates for fall.
June 26 Room selection information sent to your WMU email account
July 13 Fall room selection begins – choose your hall, room and meal plan
Residence Halls - Returning residents
For Summer 2020 10 a.m. EST March 16 Summer housing sign-up begins
For Fall 2020

 10 a.m. EST Jan. 21-23 Students wanting to remain in their current room sign up
10 a.m. EST Jan. 24 Sign-up begins for any hall
Current Western View residents are emailed in early December with an option to sign a contract for an additional year.
Arcadia Flats and Western View Apartments
For Fall 2020

 Dec. 6 Lottery sign-up begins
 Jan. 6 Roommate Groups begin
10 a.m. EST Feb. 3 Apartment selection for those with lottery numbers begin
Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive Apartments; Spindler Hall
For Spring 2020  Nov. 18 Sign-up begins
For Summer 2020 Feb. 20 Sign-up begins
For Fall 2020

March 2 Roommate Groups begin
 10 a.m. EST March 30 Sign-up begins


May 3 9 a.m. Summer I housing contract begins
June   Orientation for new domestic students
June 23   Summer I housing contract ends; Summer II housing contract begins
Early/mid-Aug.   Vendor orders due for in-room delivery
Aug. 13 5 p.m.  Summer II housing contract ends

[WMU Academic Calendar]