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 under development.
Please join us for a Hilltop Village celebration to mark major milestones on Tuesday, Sept. 10. A beam signing and topping out ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Arcadia Flats, and a groundbreaking event will start at 4:30 p.m. at the Student Center construction gate near the Sangren Pedestrian Mall.
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 living styles for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.
New Student Center
The distinctive new Student Center will be a diverse central gathering point for the entire campus community with a mosaic of interconnected spaces and customer-oriented retail options. The first phase projected to open fall 2021, includes the first two floors containing most of the student center functions. The third floor facilities and dining center will come online fall 2022 during phase two of opening.
Located in the Student Center, new Dining retail and food service operations will provide a variety of options, service styles and seating choices in a welcoming and inclusive environment. The third floor residential dining center will come online during phase two of opening for fall 2022.
For additional information about projects planned for the South Neighborhood, visit the Capital Projects web pages:
- Arcadia Flats Housing Project
- Student Center and Dining Facility
- South Neighborhood Sub-campus Master Plan
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.
- April 24, 2019
Arcadia Flats name approved for new housing
- November 26, 2018
Information sessions set for South Neighborhood
- September 17, 2018
Input sought on South Neighborhood
- April 30, 2018
Public input session and survey
- March 29, 2018
South Neighborhood input sessions
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- November 30, 2017
South Neighborhood development
- 09-18-17 Project Update
- Opened Sept. 1, 2016 overlooking Goldsworth Valley pond
- Offering nine micro-restaurants with a variety of healthy options
- Awarded LEED Gold certification
- Re-opened fall 2016
- Graduate student units included
- Phase II and community center opened fall 2013
- The new complex opened fall 2011
- Major renovation fall 2011
- Opened fall 2010