Facilities and Technology

The WMU-Southwest regional location marks the first time a Michigan university has chosen to build a facility on a community college campus. The promise of WMU-Southwest is to provide the benefits of Western Michigan University's main campus in Southwest Michigan, in conjunction with our valued partnership with Lake Michigan College. The facility includes multiple classrooms, science and computer labs, conference rooms, study areas and a reading clinic. Faculty, advising and administrative offices are also housed within the facility.

Students have access to WMU computer services, including Internet, email and online library services. Being in close proximity to LMC gives our students the opportunity to use the LMC library and other key resources. Students can also participate in the child care services offered at Lake Michigan College on a fee-for-services basis.

The Mendel Center for Arts and Technology at LMC offers a complete catering service so groups meeting at Southwest can order anything from snacks and meals to specially designed menus.

Classroom and Workshop Space

WMU-Southwest offers classroom facilities for training sessions, group meetings, educational programs and other events. We also are an approved sponsor for State Board Continuing Education Units (SB-CEU) for programs or training sessions. For questions and additional information, please contact us.


  • students at tables in front of a mural
  • students at desks in front of computer monitors
  • exterior of WMU-Southwest
  • rooms being monitored on video
  • students studying in a lobby
  • WMU-Southwest interior lobby
  • WMU-Southwest exterior picnic tables
  • students seated at desks in class
  • WMU-Southwest interior, tables in front of plants and windows
  • students sitting underneath umbrellas at tables outside
  • WMU-Southwest exterior