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Western Heights

Hall-Archer-Pickard East

Hall-Archer-Pickard West



Western Heights complex is for first-year students only. The innovative living concept has environmentally conscious features, ample public areas and abundant green space. Each living area is arranged into single-gender houses of 30-35 students with a kitchen and study area, plus centrally private bathrooms maintained by staff. Community spaces on four levels feature laundry and study areas, an open-air terrace, plus entertainment and game rooms.


NOTICE: In conjunction with the opening of the Student Center, the re-opening of Henry Hall and the closure of the Bernhard Center, there will be construction fencing up and demolition activities taking place during the 2023-24 academic year. Although the exact schedule is not yet determined, we want future residents to be aware of the potential disruption.


  • Air conditioned
  • Card access system for interior and exterior doors
  • Coed floors with male and female houses (3 houses per floor; houses are single-gender)
  • Two co-ed houses with single-sex rooms and centrally located private unisex bathrooms
  • Centrally located semi-private bathrooms
  • Kitchen area with each house
  • Open-air terrace
  • Parking nearby

Walking Time

  • Valley Dining Center

    Valley Dining Center

    8 minutes

  • Bernhard Center

    Student Center

    1 minute

  • Student Recreation Center

    Student Recreation Center

    4 minutes

  • Waldo Library

    Waldo Library

    7 minutes

Video of WMU Western Heights Residence Halls

The Room

Dimensions: 11 feet 1 inch wide, 17 feet 4 inches long Room sizes vary. Closets average 3 feet 6 inches wide by 2 feet 2 inches deep.

Two-person room. Room sizes and configurations vary

Furniture provided

  • Two beds and mattresses—bunkable, loftable (kit in room)
  • Two desks
  • Two chairs
  • Two single-drawer stackers (26”Wx22”Dx14”H)
  • One recycling bin


Hall director: Meg Gust
Graduate assistant: Chilo Urama
Graduate assistant: Kim White

Hall-Archer-Pickard East hall: (269) 387-4777
Hall-Archer-Pickard West hall: (269) 387-6652
Hall-Archer-Pickard East desk phone: (269) 387-4779
Hall-Archer-Pickard West desk phone: (269) 387-6650