• Students on the Gathering Stairs

    Gathering Stairs

  • Student sitting in lounge

    Level 1 Entry

  • Students at the Voices Wall and Hammocks

    Voices Wall and Hammocks

  • Patio outside WMU Student Center


  • Students getting food at Fuego Verde

    Fuego Verde

    Latin restaurant

  • Mi Pi


    Customized, personal pizzas

  • Re•fresh Market

    Fresh food for on-the-go!

  • Students at Starbucks


    Everyone's favorite coffeehouse

  • The WMU Student Center is now open. The Center enriches the student experience socially and intellectually by creating a safe hub of dialogue and a culture of civility welcoming all. Collaboration and inclusivity are in its architectural DNA which celebrates the Bronco spirit in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable setting.

WMU’s vibrant and distinctive new Student Center is located at the heart of WMU’s main campus in the Hilltop Village. The innovative design includes an array of diverse spaces and customer-oriented retail options, intentionally focused on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Support for student organizations, affinity space and lounges are integrated into the building plan to encourage social engagement and co-curricular activities, and to help connect the lines between the classroom and student life.

Land acknowledgement

We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples and their continued presence.



  • Highlights
    • 162,000 square feet; a major anchor in the Hilltop Village
    • State-of-the-art residential dining center featuring 8 micro-restaurants with innovative views of food preparation, cuisines ranging from traditional to on-trend and international selections, multiple seating options and outdoor views of campus and a grab’n go location
    • Student organization resources center featuring nearly three times the current space
    • Seven unique lounges and two study rooms
    • Restaurants – Starbucks, Mi Pi, Fuego Verde, Re-Fresh Market and a pub
    • Campus bookstore
    • Game On game room
    • Commuter Resource Center
    • Variety of meeting rooms
    • Mosaic Affinity Suite
    • PNC branch bank
    • FedEx print/pack/ship store
    • Admissions Welcome Center
    • Student pop-up space
    • Student Media Group
    • Parent's room
    • Wonderful views of campus with beautiful outdoor spaces surrounding the building
  • Design drivers

    The innovative design will cultivate an environment that will:

    • Celebrate Western Michigan University’s unique identity and promote Bronco pride.
    • Become a vibrant and timeless expression of student life.
    • Create a sense of WOW where students are compelled to gather, find meaning and explore.
    • Create, foster, and enable a culture of civility, inclusivity and living-learning support.
    • Be outwardly engaged to the community and to the globalized world.
    • Focus on the student experience - success, wellness, entertainment and dining.
    • Create flexible, efficient and accessible spaces inside and out that easily adapt to changes in use.
  • First level, WMU student center
  • Second level, new student center
  • Third level, WMU Student Center