Western Michigan University is committed to helping students find a home away from home at WMU through many on and off-campus housing options. WMU does not require students to live on campus, but living on campus benefits students in many ways. Residence Life helps students establish a new home through personal development, civic engagement and learning. WMU offers various living arrangements including community, suite and apartment style rooms. The city of Kalamazoo also offers a variety of off-campus housing options for students to choose from.
- Transfer Student Communities at WMU are specialized housing communities just for transfer students including an all-transfer residence hall with single rooms provided at the double occupancy rate.
- WMU Apartments offer students a different lifestyle than the residence halls. On-campus apartments provide students with the best of both worlds: residing on the WMU campus near important resources, yet enjoying the perks and independence of apartment-style living.
- Western View is the newest WMU housing complex, offering collegiate housing to upperclassmen and graduate students at Western Michigan University. Just minutes from classes, the on-campus location is the perfect option for students who desire the independence of apartment living.
- Off-campus living options are available for students within the Kalamazoo area, from rental apartments and houses to long-term living options.