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Spring 2021 Housing Sign-up

You made a great choice with WMU's campus housing!

Students enrolled in at least one credit hour are eligible to live in WMU’s residence halls and apartments. Apartment complexes are for upper-level students and have additional eligibility requirements.

Transfer student or a veteran? Consider our Shilling Transfer Community. The community focuses on easing your transition to WMU by connecting you with other students and the campus. Residents are in a single room provided at a discounted rate.

Eligibility:

  • First-semester transfer students with 14 transfer credits and at least 20 years old or 21 transfer credits.

  • Veterans who are beginning students (please contact Residence Life to confirm veteran status).

 

Sign up for campus housing

Spring 2021 sign-up begins Nov. 16, 2020. Log in to the Housing Portal with your Bronco NetID and password, and choose the housing option you want.

Housing OptionsDate and Time 

Residence halls

10 a.m. EST Nov. 16

Sign spring contract; room selection in December

Western View Apartments

1 p.m. EST Nov. 16

Sign spring and summer 1 contract; choose an apartment

Goldsworth Valley Apartments, Stadium Drive Apartments, Spindler Hall

1 p.m. EST Nov. 16

Sign spring contract; choose an apartment

New students: If you have not changed the temporary password that was provided in your admission letter, visit Change Password prior to logging in. 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.

Accommodations

Students requesting disability-related accommodations should contact:

Disability Services for Students
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5326
Phone: (269) 387-2116
TTY: (269) 387-2120
Fax: (269) 387-0633

Move-in

  • International students
    • Residence halls: New international students move into the residence halls Jan. 6. Please call the phone number posted on your building’s front door when you arrive.  If you are able, please complete online check-in via the housing portal the first week of January: Housing Portal > Residence Halls > Spring move-in.
    • Apartments: Move-in varies by the apartment complex. Please see “Apartments” section below.  
  • Residence halls

    New students may opt to move in on Jan. 15 before other students return. Select a move-in time slot via the housing portal. Slots are 10 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and 3 to 5 p.m.  During that time, arrive, check-in, unload and move your car. Take as much time as you need to set up the room.

    Complete the online check-in via the housing portal the first week of January:  housing portal > Residence Halls > Spring move-in.

  • Apartments
    • Arcadia Flats:  Students choose a move-in time from Jan. 4 to 10 via the housing portal. To check in, go to the Arcadia Flats Building A (1760) lobby.
    • Goldsworth Valley Apartments, Spindler Hall, Stadium Drive Apartments, Western View:  New students move in Jan. 8.  Arrive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to get your key at the Housing and Residence Life office, top floor of Faunce Student Services.

Safety

A variety of measures are being taken to protect the health and safety of our students and their families during move-in.

  • Limited to 2 move-in helpers
  • Masks to be worn at all times 
  • Touchless check-in process with an online pre-check-in form, keys in envelopes, and online room condition forms
  • Doorways propped open for touchless passage during peak move-in times
  • Elevators limited to one family at a time 
  • Additional custodial staff wiping down high-touch surfaces
  • Move-in prior to other students returning
  • Parking and unloading

    Students and parents can park in any student space in lots designated A, C, F, K and W during move-in. Cars in employee (R), reserved and handicapped (unless a permit is displayed) spaces will be ticketed. 

    Virtual parking passes are available from Parking Services. They should be purchased by the end of the first week of class.

  • Problems with your room/apartment?

    Residence halls:  If you have any concerns with your room upon arrival, please speak with the hall director or graduate assistant. They can be found in the hall office or by contacting a number posted at the front desk. Custodial is on standby to assist, and maintenance can be contacted.

    Apartments:  If you have any concerns with your room/apartment upon arrival, please contact a resident manager or the housing office.  Custodial is on standby to assist, and maintenance can be contacted.

  • Room/apartment inventory

    After you check-in, you will complete the online room/apartment inventory found in the housing portal. This documents the state of your room, furniture, etc. upon arrival. When you move out, housing staff compare the inventory to the room/apartment's move-out condition to determine if damages happened. Room inventories are due a few days after you move in.

  • Logging on - computer, phone, gaming system, tv

    Once you get into your room/apartment, register your computer or phone on the wireless network. If you have a gaming system or TV, register them on the network too. The site includes a list of incompatible devices.

  • Mail

    Mail will begin to be delivered on the first day of move-in. Click here for details about sending and receiving mail.

  • Student ID

    Students will go to Parking Services during regular business to get their ID. To expedite the process, a photo can be submitted at least 24 hours in advance. Most buildings require swiping your ID to enter, so we recommend getting your ID the day you arrive. 

  • Pets

    Pets, other than fish and service animals, are not allowed in campus housing. We recommend leaving family pets at home so you do not have to leave them in the car during cold temperatures.

Residence Halls - Miscellaneous

  • What to bring

    Click here to see what comes in the room, TV compatibility, wireless compatibility for gaming systems and other devices, and what is not allowed. There is also a printable packing list that covers all the bases. If you order a microfridge, delivery arrangements will be made on or shortly following your move-in day.

  • Lofts

    All halls but Ackley/Shilling come with loft kits already in the room. Some beds may already be lofted. If not, the extra head and footboard, stabilizer rail and safety bar will be in the closet. You can set the loft to any height you desire. Watch our video showing how to loft your bed so you know what to do.

    • Harrison/Stinson residents:  Beds are different in Harrison/Stinson. Please watch this video for how to loft your beds.
  • Carts and dollies

    Each hall will have 15-20 large bins students or families can use out to help get belongings to the room. Families can also bring their own carts and dollies to move boxes and belongings. We will disinfect bins between users as we are able, but we recommend bringing something to wipe it down with prior to use.

  • Dining Services

    Meal plans begin Sunday, Jan. 10. Click here for hours and locations.

  • Doors, elevators and stairs

    Inner security doors and stairwell doors will be unlocked to eliminate a high-touch surface area.

    All halls have elevators. Elevators will be limited to one family at a time to respect social distancing. To expedite the use of elevators, we encourage you to take the elevator up with belongings but use the stairs to come down, as long as you are able to do so.

    Valley halls have two stairwells, so one will be designated for traffic going up, and the other for traffic going down.