The Student Recreation Center at Western Michigan University is 240,000 square feet of fun! We allow imagination to flourish as you create the right setting or ambiance for a successful event. Hosting your event at the rec center is affordable and convenient, and provides a safe, interactive environment. We can customize a rental package to meet your organization's needs—small or large, indoor or outdoor. Our space is equipped with storage for decorations and supplies, along with walkie-talkies for communication with on-site participants. Ask about the various equipment available for rent.

Rental inquiry form

Renting our facility

Please fill out the rental inquiry form. We will contact you regarding facility availability and cost of hosting your event. When scheduling of the event has been confirmed, a rental summary and contract will be sent to you for verification. After verifying the agreement, sign and deliver or mail the agreement to:

University Recreation
Western Michigan University
Attn: Chris Voss
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5447 USA

Some of the groups we have accommodated:

  • Camps
  • Dances
  • Dinners
  • Grad bashes
  • Little League
  • Lock-ins
  • Parties
  • Reunions

Visitors participating in any event must use parking meters or purchase one-day permits. With prior approval, parking services will allow loading and unloading at the rec center. 

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For additional information, contact Chris Voss at (269) 387-3772 or