Take a stroll around Western's campuses to see what's new
Megan Looker August 12, 2021
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A lot can change in a year. That's what many Broncos will find when they step back on Western Michigan University's campus this fall, some of them for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic sent students home in March 2020.
The favorite parts of campus remain with a few new additions to the Bronco family. Here is a glimpse of how things are looking since they've been gone.
A true campus favorite, Miller Plaza Fountain.
The greenery is in full bloom around the pond in front of Sangren Hall.
The curtain wall on the new
student center and dining facility is finished! The gold fins are designed like Michigan tree foliage to help shade the building for sustainability. When light shines in, it will feel like you're in a forest.
Work on the inside of the new student center and dining facility is coming along too. The project is set to be complete in August 2022.
And hey, did you know it will feature a brewpub?
The concrete is getting a face-lift in front of Waldo Library in August. The
main entrance is closed for the month, but the library is open. Just head through the University Computing Center to get inside.
It's almost time for demo day! Construction fencing is going up around Dunbar Hall to
re-imagine learning for students.
Have you seen the
latest additions to the dinosaur park behind Lee Honors College near Rood Hall? Get excited, an even bigger dino is on the way!
Check out the new
Aviation Education Center on the Battle Creek campus. The new facility was built with aviation in mind, including in the architecture and design details.
Life is looking good outside Floyd Hall in the Business Technology and Research (BTR) Park. Did you know
BTR North is set to open this fall?
The Student Recreation Center is open and ready to help you through your wellness journey. Just
check the website for upcoming activities.
Nothing like the sun shining over the Chemistry Building on a hot summer day.
French Hall is no more. Western plans to
re-imagine the entire southern portion of Main Campus to include new student housing, the new student center and dining facility, and other major building efforts.
Move-in begins in August for the first full academic year for Arcadia Flats. The new housing offers
five different styles for upper-level and graduate students—from loft and studio apartments to multiple-roommate flats.
Valley Dining Center is ready to feed hungry students seven days a week.
Check out your options.
Beauty is in full bloom outside the Haworth College of Business.
Wood Hall is ready for the "ology" students to fill the seats once again.