Services and Resources

Children's Place Learning Center

The WMU Children's Place Learning Center is a National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited early childhood learning center that offers flexible child-care options for students, faculty, staff and community members. The center partners with the WMU College of Education and Human Development to provide high quality, professional care appropriate to each child's development.

The Children's Place has a distinctive philosophy in childcare, with a focus on: 

  • Hands-on experience
  • Individualized child-initiated learning
  • Movement and physical development
  • Personal and social interaction


The Conferences office coordinates a variety of services to help guests plan their visit to WMU. Staff members will help make arrangements for meetings, camps and conferences for visitors from all over the world. Please contact the Conferences staff to confirm conference dates or to arrange for a campus visit.

Family Engagement

The WMU Family Engagement office partners with parents, guardians, student mentors and family members to promote and encourage student learning, responsible independence and personal development. The program provides comprehensive information, advice and reassurance to better understand the University experience and effectively support student success. 

The Invisible Need Project

The Invisible Need Project is a multi-faceted initiative intended to serve students with unmet needs, while strengthening the culture of giving at Western Michigan University. The Project engages the entire campus community, encouraging all faculty, staff, administrators, and fellow students to come together to help students in need. 

Student media

The Western Herald is the student newspaper which highlights campus news, entertainment and opinions about Western Michigan University. The Western Herald is available at any of the distribution boxes located on campus.

WIDR 89.1 FM logoWIDR-FM, 89.1 is a student-operated noncommercial radio station that serves the WMU campus and community. WIDR features contemporary music, news, sports, community and campus information, and also provides a place for students to learn about the broadcasting industry.

WMUK-FM, 102.1 is a National Public Radio affiliate owned and operated by Western Michigan University. WMUK provides a unique blend of news, music, and cultural programming to the Southwest Michigan area.