Student Center, Housing and Dining Planning

  • New South Neighborhood architectural concept

    New South Neighborhood housing concept opening fall 2020.

  • New WMU Student Center exterior concept

    The new WMU Student Center projected to open fall 2021, will be conveniently located in the heart of Main Campus.

  • High quality living facilities support student engagement, retention and degree completion.

  • Exterior of Valley Dining Center at night

    The Valley Dining Center positively impacts student life in the Valley Residential Neighborhood.

South Neighborhood

Recruitment and retention in the South Residential Neighborhood continues to be an overarching goal for master planning. Options that will provide a broader scope of choices for all WMU students in supportive living environments are in the early planning stages.

New Housing

The newest WMU housing complex, Arcadia Flats, is planned to open fall 2020 in the South Residential Neighborhood. Located near the academic core of campus, the innovative apartment-style housing will offer multiple urban-living styles for upper-level and graduate students.

New Student Center

The distinctive new Student Center will be a central gathering point for the entire campus community. Projected to open fall 2021, the center will be a mosaic of interconnected spaces and customer-oriented retail options for diverse student populations.

New Dining

Located in the new Student Center, new WMU Dining retail and residential options will provide a variety of food options, service styles and seating choices in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

For additional information about projects planned for the South Neighborhood, visit the Capital Projects web pages:

Housing and Dining Master Plan (HDMP)Fund 41 IPB Group

Residence Life and Dining Services operations are committed to adding value to the WMU student experience, while containing costs so that access to higher education is attainable and affordable. As self-operated auxiliary units, these self-supporting functions do not receive tuition revenue or state funds. Reporting through the Vice President for Student Affairs, they maintain a commitment to student development and recognize that a safe, structured and engaging living experience enhances academic success.

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RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

New Valley Dining Center video

Valley Dining Center

  • Opened Sept. 1, 2016 overlooking Goldsworth Valley pond
  • Offering nine micro-restaurants with a variety of healthy options
  • Awarded LEED Gold certification

Western Heights

  • Innovative housing complex opened fall Western Heights Thank You video2015
  • Designed for community engagement and student success

Stadium Drive Apartments

  • Re-opened fall 2016
  • Graduate student units included

Western View

  • Phase II and community center opened fall 2013
  • New complex opened fall 2011

Plaza Café

  • Major renovation fall 2011

Bistro3 Dining

  • Opened fall 2010

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