Travel Directions

For your convenience, detailed travel and parking instructions to Seminar 2019 are given below.

Additional information for visitors is available on the WMU visitors website, including campus maps, parking information, hotels, eateries, and more.

Directions to Dalton Center

Directions from the East

  1. Take I-94 past all five Kalamazoo exits (including the Oakland Drive exit which is marked as the "Western Michigan University" exit) to US 131.
  2. Take US 131 north to the first exit (Stadium Drive).
  3. Follow the Stadium Drive east exit (which is marked as the Kalamazoo exit).
  4. Continue on Stadium Drive to the fourth traffic signal (Howard Street).
  5. Turn left on Howard, cross the railroad tracks and stay in the right lane as you proceed up Howard going under the first overpass.
  6. Take the first available right just before coming to the second overpass.
  7. You will immediately come to a stop sign at Ring Road South.
  8. Turn left on Ring Road South.
  9. Proceed on Ring Road South to the first available right, which is Auditorium Drive (parking structure before you).
  10. Park in this parking structure.
  11. Walk toward Miller Auditorium in the structure. Dalton Center will be on your left as you approach the bridge to Miller.
  12. The lobby entrance to Dalton Center is under the three-story glass walls facing the reflection pool.

Directions from the West

  1. Take I-94 to US 131.
  2. Follow steps two through 12 above.

Directions from the South

  1. Take US 131 north to the first exit past the I-94 exits.
  2. Follow steps three through 12 above.

Directions from the North

  1. Take US 131 south to the Stadium Drive east exit.
  2. Take Stadium Drive east, which is marked as the Kalamazoo exit.
  3. Follow steps four through 12 above.

Using GPS?

Dalton Center's physical address is  2300 Auditorium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Directions to Ackley Residence Hall

From the East

  1. Take I-94 past all 5 Kalamazoo exits (including the Oakland Drive Exit) to the exit for U.S. 131 north.
  2. Take U.S. 131 north to the first exit (Stadium Drive).
  3. Follow the Stadium Drive EAST exit.
  4. Continue on Stadium Drive to the 4th traffic signal (Howard Street).
  5. Turn left on Howard Street and move into the right lane as you go uphill and curve to the right.
  6. Stay in the right lane as you approach the array of traffic signals (West Michigan Avenue).
  7. Proceed through the West Michigan Avenue intersection continuing on Howard Street.
  8. Stay in the right lane on Howard Street preparing to turn right at the next traffic signal (Valley Drive).
  9. Turn right on Valley Drive (we hope to have a “music camp” sign on that corner).
  10. Prepare to turn left when Valley Drive dead ends at the stop sign on Rankin Street.
  11. Turn left on Rankin Street. As it curves to the right it becomes Goldsworth Drive.
  12. Continue to the four-way stop and turn left (North Dormitory Road).
  13. Drive uphill and go to the end of North Dormitory Road where you can park in the lot on your right.
  14. You will then be in front of the entrance to ACKLEY (and Shilling) HALL.
  15. Come into the main lobby and get your room assignment and key at the lobby desk.
  16. Find the registration tables in the lobby area and register for SEMINAR. You can do steps 15 and 16 in the order of your choice.
  17. Then you can move into your room!

From the West

  1. Take I-94 to U.S. 131 north.
  2. Follow steps 2–17 above

From the South

  1. Take U.S. 131 north to the first exit past the I-94 exits (Stadium Drive).
  2. Follow steps 3–17 above.

From the North

  1. Take U.S. 131 south to the Stadium Drive EAST exit.
  2. Take Stadium Drive east.
  3. Follow steps 4–17 above.

Using GPS?

Ackley Hall's physical address is 202 Valley 1 Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Parking instructions

For Seminar students driving themselves, park where the parking pass given to you at check-in allows you to park.

Parking is free for Seminar family and audience members in short-term parking areas.