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Western View Apartments


Apartment Details

Western View is a complex designed for upper-level and graduate students. Apartments have one, two, three and four private bedrooms/bathrooms with a shared lived room, kitchen and laundry area. Located on the west side of campus, Western View residents enjoy a Community Center with fitness and meeting rooms, a basketball court and lots of green space.  Bronco Transit has a stop at the complex.


  • Private bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • Co-ed or single sex units.
  • Furnished and unfurnished options.
  • Air conditioned.
  • 10.5 month contract.
  • Card access to stairwells for security.
  • Stackable washer and dryer in each unit.
  • Kitchens equipped with garbage disposals and dishwashers.
  • Community Center with fitness and meeting rooms and a large kitchen
  • Outdoor seating, basketball court and green space.
  • Trash included. Gas and electric paid direct to Consumers Energy.
  • WiFi throughout unit, and high-speed Ethernet ports in the bedrooms.
  • 217 units, accommodating 504 residents.

Walking Time

  • Valley Dining Center

    Valley Dining Center

    11 minutes

  • Bernhard Center

    Student Center

    10 minutes

  • Student Recreation Center

    Student Recreation Center

    12 minutes

  • Waldo Library

    Waldo Library

    8 minutes

The Units

One- to four-bedroom apartments with private bedroom and bathroom, and a shared kitchen and living room.  Bedroom/bathroom doors are on a unique key per person.


Students interested in living in Western View must request a lottery number.  The fall lottery opens early December and closes a few days before apartment selection begins, usually in early February.  Roommate Groups begin in January. Create a group to claim a unit with friends.

  • Lottery numbers are determined at random. 
  • There is no priority based on when a student enters the lottery. 
  • Requesting a lottery number does not commit you to choosing a unit.
  • There is no guarantee you will get a unit with a lottery number. Roommate Groups begin in January. Create a group to claim a unit with friends.

There is no lottery for spring vacancies.  Watch the housing portal and Housing and Residence Life’s social media channels for announcements about space and sign up.


Assistant Director, Apartments: Andrea Mellendorf
Graduate assistant: Ja'Nae Jones
Resident manager, Western View 302
Resident manager, Western View 304
Resident manager, Western View 303
Resident manager, Western View 306