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Student Communication

Housing and Residence Life uses student WMU email accounts for all business-related communication. Copies of key information and updates can be viewed here.

Summer Communication Calendar

The following emails will be sent after 5 p.m. EST to your WMU account.  Additional emails will be added if there are significant updates for fall.

June 4 

 Updates, move-in groups for new students (who comes which day)

June 24 

 Roommate information (how to look up your roommate, their contact information)
 Move-in information-move in arrival dates  

July TBD

 Summer updates

Aug. 6 or 9 

 Move-in – your designated day and time to move in

Aug. 20 

 Move-in – instructions, pre-arrival form link 

Residence Halls

  • 05/17/21 – Room selection

    It is almost time to choose your room!

    Your scheduled day and time to select a residence hall room and meal plan for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 is below. All times are EST.

    [Your Scheduled Start Time]

    You can select your room at or any time after your assigned start time, but not earlier. Watch our short video to get familiar with how to search and select a room. If you do not select a room by July 30, we will assign you one and select the Gold Meal Plan.  

    Take a tour 

    Choosing your room

    • Login to the housing portal by clicking here. Select Residence Halls >> Fall + Spring Room and Meal Plan Selection. 
    • View our short video or read more detailed directions online about how to navigate through halls and floors to open beds and rooms.
    • Open beds will be green or an open circle. Occupied beds have an X or are a solid circle. If you want to learn about who is already in the room, click on the X to see their age, college and roommate profile. 
    • Decide what meal plan you want before beginning. Once you choose your room, you have 10 minutes to complete the process and click submit.  

    Roommate information

    • Roommate Groups must be completed prior to room selection. If you invited someone to be in a Roommate Group, they must accept before you select a room.  
    • You will not be able to add a roommate after you select a room.
    • Only one Roommate Group member will choose a room. The other person will automatically be assigned the same space. Talk beforehand about what meal plan each person wants. Whoever chooses the room will enter the meal plan preference for each roommate.   

    Canceling housing

    Please see our cancellation schedule. Fees are dependent on when you cancel and if you are taking classes or not.  First year students with all online courses have until July 16 to cancel housing.

    Summer Communication Calendar 

    The following emails will be sent after 5 p.m. EST to your WMU account.  Additional emails will be added if there are significant updates for fall.  A copy of all of these emails will be posted on our Student Notices webpage.

    June 4 

     Updates, move-in groups for new students (who comes which day)

    June 24 

     Roommate information (how to look up your roommate, their contact information)
     Move-in information, move-in arrival dates  

    July TBD

     Summer updates

    Aug. 6 or 9 

     Move-in – your designated day and time to move in

    Aug. 20 

     Move-in – instructions, pre-arrival form link 

    Helpful links

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