2020-21 Calendar

Move-in dates Residence Hall Dates Housing Sign Up Dates Summer Dates

Residence Hall Dates

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Aug. 27-29 See schedule Fall Welcome participants move in
Aug. 30 9 a.m. Residence halls open
Sept. 2   Classes begin
Sept. 14   Nov. 20 housing credit application goes live – Housing portal > Residence Halls > Early Move-out Request
Nov. 23 to 27 Noon, Nov. 23 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. 3   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 check in at front desk.
Jan. 11   Classes begin
Jan. 18   Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no classes
TBD   Last day to change your meal plan for spring
March 29 to April 2   Spring break
April 5   Distance education begins (except for programs with hands-on instruction)
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 2021 10 a.m. Nov. 16 Sign up begins
For Summer 2021 March 15 Summer housing sign-up begins
For Fall 2021 Jan. 29 Sign-up begins; Roommate Groups begin
  April 1 Roommate Finder goes live
  May 17 Receive email to your WMU account with your date and time to choose a hall, room and meal plan
  May 24 Room selection begins
Residence Halls - Returning residents
For Summer 2021 March 15 Summer housing sign-up begins
For Fall 2021 Jan. 25-27 Sign-up begins for students wanting to remain in their current room
  Jan. 28 Sign-up begins choose any hall
Arcadia Flats and Western View Apartments
For Spring and Summer I 2021 1 p.m. Nov. 16 Sign up begins (limited availability)
For Fall 2021 Dec. 1 Lottery sign-up begins
  Jan. 11 Roommate Groups begin
  Noon, Feb. 2 Lottery closes
  Feb. 8 Apartment selection for those with lottery numbers begins

Current Arcadia Flats and Western View residents are emailed in early December with an option to sign a contract for an additional year.

Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive Apartments; Spindler Hall
For Spring 2021 1 p.m. Nov. 16 Sign-up begins
For Summer 2021 Jan. 11 Roommate Groups begin
For Fall 2021 March 1 Roommate Groups begin
  April 4 Sign-up begins

Current apartment residents are emailed in January regarding summer housing and in February with an option to sign a contract for an additional year.

SUMMER 2021

May 9 9 a.m. Summer I housing contract begins
June   Orientation for new domestic students
June 30   Summer I housing contract ends; Summer II housing contract begins
Early/mid-Aug.   Vendor orders due for in-room delivery
Aug. 20 5 p.m.  Summer II housing contract ends