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We create a connected community for students to thrive. A student on the climbing wall at the rec center, students looking up.

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We create a connected community for students to thrive.

Welcome, students!

Our goal for you at WMU is to thrive in your academic and personal life as a Bronco. We believe student life is at the core of your college experience. With opportunities like 300 Registered Student Organizations and clubs, more than 4,000 events offered each year, Campus Activities Board and Greek life, you can get connected and involved. And at Western, we understand the importance of mental and physical health, so we provide resources to help make sure this time of your life is one in which you connect, grow and thrive as never before.

  • Group of students sitting on the edge of the fountains on main campus.

    Pursue your passions. No matter who you are, where you’ve been or where you’re going, you’ll discover a great fit at Western.

  • Student at the Rec Center lifting weights.

    Participate in one of our club sports, join an intramural team or work out at our Student Recreation Center.

  • Student with mentor, preparing for a career.

    Get the experience you need with our numerous career and student employment opportunities.

Explore life on campus

A place to call home

Students preparing to climb the wall at the Rec Center.

Health and well-being

WMU helps every student maintain their total health and manage their well-being. Find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health to friendships and finding balance with YOU at Western.

Student engagement

This is your chance to thrive on campus by gathering, socializing, developing leadership skills and taking part in cultural activities.

Students studying with friends.
Students hanging out in the lobby of Western View.

Living on campus

Living on campus is a great way to immerse yourself in the WMU experience.

Essential Needs

Essential Needs supports WMU student needs related to unexpected costs, food, books and menstrual products.

Food, meal prep for Invisible Needs Project, photo of meal containers.
  • If it wasn't for the Latino Student Alliance, I wouldn't be the leader I am today. I've networked with so many community leaders and built really good relationships, and I've grown as an individual as well.

    Jessica Cortes '22, social work (from Bangor, Michigan)

Commitment to success

At Western Michigan University, we strive to be a leader that embraces diversity and multiculturalism. We commit to building inclusive and engaging environments for each student to feel included, celebrated and successful.

Division of Student Affairs

Female student at the rec center in a class.

We are dedicated to fostering student involvement, growth and development in a safe, healthy and inclusive learning environment. We want to cultivate a community that embraces multiculturalism and focuses on individual holistic development.

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