Outside on main campus looking at the Student Center at dusk.

Belonging and community drive the WMU Student Center

The WMU Student Center is designed to encourage community in an inclusive, welcoming environment. Our sustainable and innovative spaces allow students to explore their interests, make connections and collaborate, entertain and dine, and access supportive resources.

  • Students in the Student Center, studying and relaxing.

    Study and relax

    You can be alone and quiet in the meditation room, hang with friends in indoor hammocks or set up to study in one of many lounge spaces—including one with a fireplace!

  • Students gathering in the Student Center.

    Connect and collaborate

    Reserve one of 12 meeting rooms for your next group activity or take advantage of performance space to showcase your talent.

  • Game room in the Student Center.

    Entertain and socialize

    Fill your downtime with a visit to the game room or student art gallery.

  • Starbuck's in the Student Center.

    Shop and snack

    Pick up some snacks at the Re•fresh Market or Starbucks, and shop for Bronco gear at the campus bookstore.

  • Central campus, Student Center and Sangren Hall are visable.

The heart of campus

The WMU Student Center is the new home for campus life, conveniently located in the center of Main Campus. You can pop in for a quick bite in between classes, find a cozy nook for studying just steps from your room and meet up with friends for an event or fun in the game room.

Satisfy your appetite with our dining options

The WMU Student Center offers a healthy and casual dining experience with flexible seating on the first floor, so students can run in for a quick bite or spend time with friends between classes.

Floor plans

  • Floor 1: WMU Bookstore, FedEx, PNC Bank, Meditation Room, Starbucks, game room, outdoor terrace, the pub, Re-fresh Market, Fuego Verde, MiPi, Mosaic Affinity Center, The Heart Gathering Stairs, Dining Seating
  • Floor 2: Student Media Center, RSO Offices, The Source, commuter resources, meeting space, Student Art Gallery, East Terrace, study rooms, Admissions Welcome Center, The Heart Gathering Stairs
  • Floor 3: Dining center including Slice, Delight, Village Deli, Handpicked, Classics, Fireside, Simply and the Garden; Global Fusion; study lounge, meeting space, the Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students and Offices of Student Engagement, WMU Dining Services and Student Center Administration.
  • Student organizations The student-focused center is the ideal location for social engagement, co-curricular activies and fostering community.

  • Reservations With more than 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the WMU Student Center is able to support the campus community in a variety of ways.

  • Tribal Blanket gifted to WMU by representatives from the Three Fires Confederacy.

Honoring our ancestral land

This Tribal Blanket that hangs on the first level of the student center was gifted to Western by representatives from the Three Fires Confederacy. The blanket is accompanied by the following Land Acknowledgement Statement:

We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by the 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.