• Please follow any instructions posted on doors for COVID-19 safety precautions.

  • Regular Dalton Center building hours: 7 a.m.—Midnight.


Student Forms AND Information

Hello students and welcome back - we've missed you and we have lots of changes to make it safe for all of us.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility!

To make an appointment with our undergraduate advisor, please use our online scheduler: 


PLEASE NOTE: Beginning August 28, face-to-face appointments will be available every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m by request only. Please call (269) 387-4676 if you would like to schedule a face-to-face meeting. All advising appointments made through the online appointment scheduler will be done via Google Meet for current students and phone for new or prospective students until further notice. 


To return keys and/or items to the School of Music, we'll be having a return event in the Miller Plaza/front of Dalton on August 28, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. ( or directly in the front lobby if it is raining). Prepare your keys marked in an envelope with your name and WIN# or we'll have envelopes there. Please note, the building is NOT open at this time for student entry until Sept. 2.

If you're not able to make this time, please return your instrument on Sept. 2 to the main office of the School of Music in Dalton Center Room 2132 9-11 a.m. or noon-4 p.m. Sept. 4, 2020, is the last day to return keys or face fines. Please call (269) 387-4667 once there for entry. We require masks and social distancing protocol for all returns. Lockers and keys can be renewed here.


  1. For any keys, first-time key renters need to fill out this form: 
    You'll only need to do this once during your time at WMU.
  2. Then go to our payment link here
  3. You will be emailed when your key is ready to pick up with the location. (Those that paid already will get emails soon - please be patient - I'm only here Monday through Friday - thank you!) 


We need an email from your instructor (to this email saying you have permission AND the above form and rental fee (rental fee for practice room covers keys EXCEPT for percussion) complete before you can get any special room keys. This includes such keys as large instrument storage and the reed room. 

Maestro-needed keys: we need to have your form completion in the system and permission from Helen R., but there is no fee for Maestro associated keys unless lost.



Practice Room Keys for music majors ONLY (Includes music performance, music education, composition, MAT, and music theatre students):

Practice room availability will be split into two categories: brown rooms and gold rooms. Usage will be alternating: Brown rooms will be available on the odd-numbered hours, for one hour of use. Gold rooms will be available on even-numbered hours, for one hour of use. In the hour a room is not being used, it is ventilating to give the air handling system time to exchange the air in the space. Signs are on each room listing the hours the room is available for use and the hours it is to be empty and ventilating. These rooms will be checked and if a Troll (Employee of the Concerts Office) tells you to move, you must do so. PLEASE NOTE: There is a key-loss fee for keys not returned on time explained in the student key contract. 

Practice Room Keys for non-music majors ONLY (Includes music minors):


Non-majors can only rent for one semester at a time, showing proof of approved music course enrollment each time.  PLEASE NOTE: There is a key-loss fee for keys not returned on time explained in the student key contract. 

  1. First, you'll need to fill out the Student Key Contract. This only needs to be done once during your undergrad career, unless your contact information has changed. Please see above for Spring & Summer 1 key returns/renewals.
  2. Send a copy of your class schedule to music
  3. Then pay at our online store and if you're getting keys for the first time, you'll receive an email when your key is ready to pick up. 

Locker Rentals:

FIRST PAID, FIRST SERVED, but those with large instruments will get the big lockers first. (If you have a large instrument, I recommend renting ASAP.) Rental fee to be paid here, then you'll get an email once your lock/locker is ready with further instruction. If not picked up within the deadline given in the email, we will rent your locker to the next person!

Instrument Rental:

Start the process by filling out the student section of this pdf, then save. Send to your instructor for permission and signature, then email to the address on the form. Instrument control will then contact you with more information. 

MAT Room Access:

For access to MAT rooms, you'll need both your instructor's permission and to pay the $5 semester fee. This fee covers all rooms that you are authorized for during the whole semester and please allow 2-3 business days after paying for access to be assigned. We request that you submit payment through our online store

Other needs: