Student Center, Housing and Dining Planning

  • New South Neighborhood architectural concept

    New South Neighborhood housing concept opening fall 2020.

  • New WMU Student Center site concept

    Opening fall 2021, the new WMU Student Center 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. For additional information about planned projects visit:


A final public informational session on the South Neighborhood projects was held on Thursday, November 29 at 4 and 6 p.m. at the Bernhard Center.  Architectural teams presented final designs, and answered audience questions about the projects.

Public Input Sessions

Work to redevelop the new South Residential Neighborhood kicked off with two input sessions designed to get feedback from the  campus community on April 12. Information about the projects is at or for additional details download the presentation.

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.



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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