- 18 years old on the day sign-up starts
- Continuing or transfer student at sophomore standing (26 credits earned by start of housing contract). Students who are transferring must be close to 26 credits in order to sign up. They must be at 26 credits on May 1, which allows for confirmation of spring credits to be transferred.
- Graduate student
- Housing for students who are married or have dependent children is available in Stadium Drive Apartments.
You made a great choice with WMU Campus Housing!
Nowhere in Kalamazoo will you find the convenience, choices and support available with Western Michigan University’s campus housing. Once you sign up, check your WMU email on a regular basis. Housing and Residence Life only sends communication to your WMU student account.
Students enrolled in at least one credit hour are eligible to live in WMU's residence halls and apartments. There are additional eligibility requirements for apartments.
You will need your Western Identification Number (WIN) to e-sign the contract. No deposit is required to sign up for housing.
The housing contract is a legally binding agreement with WMU. View the cancellation schedule for applicable cancellation fees.
Admitted students: A WMU login is needed to enter the portal. If you have not created yours, please click on the “create your password” link in your email (subject line: Your Western Michigan University (WMU) login). The email was sent shortly after you were admitted.
Once you have identified your roommate(s), create a Roommate Group to link together in the housing system. That is how you can claim a room or apartment as a group.
Residence hall students can use the Roommate Finder to find a roommate. Enter search parameters related to living habits, social preferences, and interests. We will provide up to 20 matches and their contact information for you to reach out and introduce yourself. Students must opt-in for the roommate search future when they sign their housing contract.
Click here for more information about Roommate Groups and finding a roommate.
Students requesting disability-related accommodations should contact:
Disability Services for Students
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5326
Phone: (269) 387-2116
TTY: (269) 387-2120
Fax: (269) 387-0633
Gender Inclusive Housing
Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. Recognizing that single-gender housing may not be appropriate or comfortable for everyone, Residence Life offers Gender Inclusive Housing in both the residence halls and apartments.