Board approves 2018-19 apartment rental rates

Contact: Nancy Meister
Exterior shot of WMU's Western View apartment-style residences.

WMU's Western View apartment-style residences

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees has approved a slight rate increase for on-campus apartments and apartment-style residential units, keeping WMU rental rates in alignment with the surrounding community, with rates for fall 2018 going up between $8 and $19 per month.

The board action was taken at its Dec. 12 meeting.

Starting in fall 2018, Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive apartments will be contracted by the room rather than by unit in response to student feedback. Monthly unfurnished rates will rise 2 percent, ranging from $394 to $683 per-bedroom, depending on the unit selected. Furnished apartments are available at an additional cost. WMU Apartments are currently at 94 percent occupancy.

Operating at 98 percent occupancy, Western View apartment-style residences continue to be in high demand throughout the year. Rates for fall 2018 will increase by 2.5 percent, with monthly charges ranging from $481 to $764 per person. One-bedroom apartments will increase by $19 per month, two-bedroom units will go up $14 per person, and three or four-bedroom units will increase by $12 per person.

Extra amenities at Western View, such as furnished units or expanded floor plans, are available for an additional charge. Students can find out more about the options at

Elmwood Apartments will be closing at the end of spring 2018 semester to prepare for future campus needs in the South Residential Neighborhood. Current residents have already been notified that the complex will close at the end of their contract period. To keep impact on students minimal, building demolitions will take place over the summer.

Students living in WMU's residential neighborhoods enjoy the safety of campus living with convenient access to classes, special events and academic services.

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

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