Transfer Community

Wherever you are transferring from, fantastic opportunities await you at Western Michigan University. One of those opportunities is campus housing tailored to the incoming transfer student experience. The Transfer Community in LeFevre Hall focuses on easing your transition to WMU with activities to connect you with other students and the campus.

Lefevre Hall

Residents in the Transfer Community are incoming transfer students. Each resident lives in a single room that is provided at a discounted rate. The discounted single room is unique to the community and only offered for your first year at WMU. LeFevre is a suite-style building, meaning two rooms are connected by a full bathroom. Staff members in the hall come from a variety of backgrounds, and they strive to create a positive environment with a strong sense of community.

Transfer students can live anywhere on campus, but those who live in the Transfer Community love it. They have all the conveniences of living on campus plus the benefit of living with others who can relate to the transfer student experience. We are proud of the Shilling transfer community, and we hope you will consider calling it home next year.

For those who may want a unified educational and residential experience, there are also a variety of academic learning communities to consider.


  • 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 Housing and Residence Life to confirm veteran status.)