Small fall rate increase OK'd for Western View and WMU Apartments

Contact: Cheryl Roland

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Acting at its Dec. 8 meeting, Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees approved rate increases for on-campus apartments and apartment-style residential units, effective with the start of the fall 2016 semester.

The increases mean monthly apartment rental rates will rise between $9 and $18, keeping WMU rates comparable to those in the surrounding community.

The increase for all unfurnished on-campus apartments will be 2.1 percent for 2016-17. The increase means monthly apartment charges will range from $453 to $879 depending on the complex, room style and unit chosen. Extra amenities such as furnished units or expanded floor plans are available in some apartments for an additional charge.

Per-bedroom rates at the Western View complex will range from $745 a month for a one-bedroom unit, to $453 per person for a four-bedroom/four-bath unit. The Western View complex continues to be in high demand operating at full capacity. Students interested in living at the complex next fall are encouraged to begin the application process early at

The new fall rates at Goldsworth Valley, Elmwood and Stadium Drive Apartments will range from $663 per month for a one-bedroom apartment to $879 per month for a two-bedroom unit. These complexes operate at near-full occupancy and are sought after for features such as convenience, sense of community and academic support systems. The Stadium Drive complex is currently being renovated and will reopen for fall 2016. To learn more, visit

The recommended rates for all campus apartments include parking, water and sewer service, cable, trash removal, recycling services and security features. Goldsworth Valley, Elmwood and Stadium Drive rates include all utilities. All students living in WMU’s residential neighborhoods enjoy the added benefits of campus living with convenient access to classes, special events and academic services.

For more information about campus living, visit or contact Residence Life by email at or by calling (269) 387-4735.

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