Housing Sign-up

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.

Eligibility

  • Apartment Eligibility
    • 18 years old on the day sign-up starts
    • 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.
    • Housing for students who are married or have dependent children is available in Stadium Drive Apartments
  • Spindler Hall Eligibility
    • Graduate student, undergraduate student with senior status, or a non-traditional student at least 21 years of age

Sign-up Process

Log in to the Housing Portal with your Bronco NetID and password.  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. If you are enrolled in classes and change your mind about campus housing, a cancellation fee will apply. 

  • Residence Halls - New students

    Spring semester sign up begins November 16. Click for more details.

    Fall sign up beings 10 a.m. EST January 29, 2021.  There are three stages to complete the process:

    1. Reserve a space

    2. Select a roommate

    3. Choose your room

    January - May

    January - May

    May

    Complete a housing contact, create your roommate profile, and opt in to the roommate search feature if you choose. Students under 18 will need a parent/guardian co-signature. An email is sent to the individual you identify giving them directions on what to do.

    Create a Roommate Group to link you and your roommate in our system. If you are looking for a roommate, our Roommate Finder goes live April 1.  Search by lifestyle, interest and academic college.  You will receive up to 20 matches and their contact information.

    Check your WMU email May 17 for your assigned date and time to choose your hall, room and meal plan. All students are entered into a lottery to determine the order they choose their room in late May.

     

  • Residence Halls - Returning students

    Returning student sign up beings in January.  Directions are emailed to students, and dates are advertised in the residence halls.  Students pick their fall room the same time as completing their housing contract.  There are two stages of sign up:  choose your same room or choose any room in any hall.

    Single rooms are available on a limited basis. 

    • Choose one-bed or two-bed singles.
    • Single room discount:  Continuing students are billed a lower single room rate that is applied to all students regardless of GPA. 
    • GPA discount:  Continuing students who choose a single room during returner sign-up can take advantage of the GPA promotion.  If you have a 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA after spring semester, you will receive your single room at the lower double room rate ($989 savings in 2020-21). Students must have sophomore status at the start of fall 2021 to be eligible. Discount only available those who choose a single room during the returner sign up process (Jan. to Aug. 15).
  • Apartments

    Student choose their apartment when they sign their housing contract.  Current residents have priority to remain in their space or transfer to a new unit prior to sign up opening to new residents.  Residents sign an individual per-bedroom contract, which means that each roommate is financially responsible for their own portion of the rent. If a roommate moves out, it will not affect your apartment contract.

    If you have friends you want to live with, create a Roommate Group prior to selecting a unit.  Only one person in the Group needs to select an apartment.  All other roommates will get an email confirm the unit and sign their contract. They will have a week to complete their contract or the space is released to another student.

    Apartments are designated as male, female or coed, as well as furnished or unfurnished. 

    Arcadia Flats and Western View

    • Arcadia Flats:  Utilities and laundry are included. View the 2020-21 contract.
    • Western View:  Each resident is responsible for their portion of the utilities. Gas and electricity are paid directly to Consumers Energy.

    Stadium Drive Apartments

    • Summer (sessions I and II) – 4-month contract
    • Academic year (fall and spring) – 8-month contract
    • Spring only contract based on availability
    • Utilities included.  Laundry rooms are self-pay using a credit or debit card.
  • Spindler Hall

    Students choose their room when they sign up for Spindler Hall.  Current residents have priority to remain in the building.

    Contract options:

    • Summer (sessions I and II) – 4-month lease
    • Academic year (fall and spring) – 8-month lease
    • Spring only contract based on availability
    • Utilities included.  Laundry room is self-pay using a credit or debit card.

    Students with an academic year lease who do not return spring semester due to graduation, student teaching, studying abroad or leaving the university are not financially responsible for spring semester.  

  • Summer housing

    Residence Halls

    A residence hall is set aside for summer housing.  Summer contacts can be for Summer I, Summer II or both sessions.  Sign up begins after spring break.  Room assignments are made as students check into the summer hall. 

    Apartments

    Apartment space for new contracts is not guaranteed during the summer.  Refer to the sign up calendar for dates for the different complexes.  Apartments are designated as male, female or coed, as well as furnished or unfurnished.

    • Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive Apartments - Summer is a four-month contract covering Summer I and II. 
      • New apartment residents:  You must be enrolled and taking at least 1 credit hour the semester that you move in.  For example, if you are only taking Summer II classes, you cannot move in Summer I. 
      • Current apartment residents:  If you are a resident spring semester and have a contract for the upcoming fall, you are not required to be enrolled for either summer session. If you do not have a contract for fall, you must be enrolled for at least one credit hour for Summer II.

    Spindler Hall

    Summer is a four-month contract covering Summer I and II. 

    • New Spindler residents:  You must be enrolled and taking at least 1 credit hour the semester that you move in.  For example, if you are only taking Summer II classes, you cannot move in Summer I. 
    • Current Spindler residents:  If you are a resident spring semester and have a contract for the upcoming fall, you are not required to be enrolled for either summer session. If you do not have a contract for fall, you must be enrolled for at least one credit hour for Summer II.
  • Housing portal access issues

    The housing portal is located in the GoWMU student portal, which is different from the Golden Gateway used in the admissions process.  After being admitted, an email with your Bronco NetID and temporary password was sent to your personal email account.  If you have not changed the temporary password, visit Change Password prior to logging in to the housing portal. If you do not have your Bronco NetID and temporary password, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (269) 387-HELP or email helpdesk@wmich.edu.

Roommates

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.

Accommodations

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.