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RESIDENCE HALL SIGN UP INFORMATION 2017-18


Danielle

Junior Health Informatics and Information Management Vicksburg, MI

“I’ve lived on campus for three years because it’s so convenient. You are close to everything—classes, the library, etc. Being on campus makes me feel more a part of WMU.”

FALL 2017 HOUSING SIGN UP To sign up, go to GoWMU > My Self Service and choose the link Residence Life Housing.

Sign up timeline Feb. Sign up begins at 10 a.m. EST on Feb. 1.

May May 15 is the last day for roommate requests.

JuneJuly Room, roommate and move-in information sent to student’s WMU email account.

Aug. First year students move in Aug. 28 or 29 for Fall Welcome.


housing

Welcome! Whether you are joining us this fall or getting a head start on exploring colleges, you’ve made a great choice with WMU. Living on campus is more than just having a place to sleep. It’s about maximizing your college experience and building a foundation for personal success. Most first-year students choose the convenience and support of living in the residence halls while making the transition to university life. Living in the halls is the best way to get the total campus experience, and it offers students the opportunity to make friendships that will last a lifetime. Plus, an outstanding team of experienced professionals is there to help answer questions, provide support and encourage campus involvement.

Living on campus means... Friendships: it’s easy to meet a variety of people Involvement: there is always something to do Excitement: open your door and new experiences are waiting Satisfaction: students on campus say they’re more connected to WMU Success: higher average GPAs than off campus students Support: we’ve got your back Convenience: everything’s a walk away (or a shuttle bus in cold weather!) Choices: housing options that evolve with your needs

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EXPL O R E H O U S I NG

EXPL OR E


choosing WHERE

TO LIVE Most residence hall rooms are “doubles” with two people sharing a room.

WMU offers a variety of residential neighborhoods and housing options, so you’re sure to find your fit. Each hall has different amenities and special features, so some things to consider when making your choice are:

Other rooms types are: Triples: Burnhams, Draper, Davis, French, Henry, Siedschlag and Zimmerman halls. Quads: Burnhams, Draper and Siedschlag halls. Quads have two double rooms connected by a common living room.

• Proximity to class, computer lab, recreational facilities and food • House, suite-style or traditional community with shared bath • Learning communities • Hall amenities

housing BY THE NUMBERS 13 residence halls

8 with an academic college connection

5 honors-focused

3 for upper-level students

5 with apartmentstyle housing

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4 that bring people together with common experiences

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living learning communities


RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS

Valley

• Large, coed halls. • Suites where two student rooms share a connecting bathroom. • Picturesque, peaceful setting. • Close to the Intramural Fields, Goldsworth Valley Pond and business and education colleges.

• Buildings focus on creating community.

Center

• Single sex houses/floors in co-ed halls. • Henry Hall students share community bathrooms on each floor. • Western Heights has centrally private bathrooms in each house. • Close to the Bernhard Center, Student Recreation Center and Sangren Hall.

• Larger rooms and smaller communities. • A good mix of first-year and upper-level students in each hall. • Burnhams and Draper/Siedschlag halls are single-sex floors with community bathrooms. • Davis, French and Zimmerman halls are for upper-level and nontraditional students. • Floors are co-ed, and rooms are suite-style or have a private bathroom. • Close to academic buildings, Waldo Library, Bernhard Center, Student Recreation Center and Read Fieldhouse.

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Residence hall rooms

come with the basics. You are encouraged to make your room your own, adding personal items or carpeting to decorate it. Most halls have loftable furniture, which means that the beds can be raised or lowered to create alternate furniture layouts to better utilize space.

EACH RES I DE NCE H AL L H AS :

• Wireless Internet available throughout the hall and in student rooms. • High-speed Ethernet in student rooms. • A campus dining center or Carryout option for food a short distance away. • A game room, lounges, study room, laundry room, kitchen and vending areas. • A smoke-free campus environment.

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Hanna

Freshman Undeclared major Portage, MI

H A LL PRO FI LES

“It is a great way to get the true college experience and to meet a diverse group of people.”

• Security systems for accessing the hall and residential areas. • Free digital cable. • Student parking close to the buildings, and bus stops in front of most halls. • A front desk open evenings and weekends that provides mail service, campus information and equipment rentals like vacuums.

• Staff members living in the hall to assist with building community, planning activities, safety and security of the hall, and meeting individual needs of students. • A hall office open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with access to a professional staff member.

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Valley I

Valley II

ACKLEY/SHILLING Ackley/Shilling residents are a lively group so there is always an event or social networking opportunity happening in the hall. Residents like chilling in the lounges, working out or grabbing a meal together.

GARNEAU/HARVEY Garneau/Harvey is a predominantly first-year student environment, housing an energetic community of individuals looking to explore all WMU has to offer. Students opting out of the meal plan can cook in one of the hall’s two kitchens.

LEARNING COMMUNITIES Shilling Transfer Hall Shilling STEM

All Valley floors are coed with male and female suites

SPECIAL FEATURES Fitness room BRITTON/HADLEY Britton/Hadley is a community of students who love where they live. Students can often be found in the lobby and lounges socializing, doing homework or simply relaxing. Students like to get involved with working the front desk and the Leadership Council. LEARNING COMMUNITIES Education and Development Community Spectrum House SPECIAL FEATURES Work space with drafting tables and sewing machines

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LEARNING COMMUNITIES Science Scholars SPECIAL FEATURES No meal plan required EICHER/LEFEVRE Eicher/LeFevre residents like to enjoy time playing ping pong, air hockey or pool in the hall’s game room or spending time working out in the hall’s weight room facility. The hall has a strong Leadership Council and active floor community environments. LEARNING COMMUNITIES Health Professionals Community SPECIAL FEATURES Fitness room Tutoring in the hall


Valley

VALLEY

NEIGHBORHOOD

Valley III

LEARNING COMMUNITIES Business Community Business Community - Honors

CLOSET

Valley I, Valley II, Valley III Bedroom 12´ x 12´ 2˝ Entrance 5´5˝ x 6´ 1˝

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SPECIAL FEATURES Computer lab Student Success Center (tutoring)

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SPECIAL FEATURES Fitness room Tutoring in the hall

CLOSET

LEARNING COMMUNITIES Engineering House Engineering House - Honors Honors Community Honors STEM/Health

HARRISON/STINSON Harrison/Stinson is a vibrant and lively community. Residents are highly involved and active in their environments. The building creates a welcoming and fun atmosphere while also supporting students in their chosen majors.

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ELDRIDGE/FOX Eldridge/Fox residents have a strong academic drive, a desire to fully experience WMU, and a loyalty to one another. A friendly place to gather with students who are striving in their chosen fields, Eldridge/ Fox provides opportunities for students to gain experiences that will help propel them to success.


Trey

Freshman Aviation Maintenance Technology Ellsworth, WI

“Henry Hall is a great hall for students who are in aviation-related majors. I made connections with others who have the same major as me, and we’re able to study and hang out together.”

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Center

• Coed with male, female floors

• Male, female houses, with three houses making up a coed floor

• Community bathrooms LEARNING COMMUNITIES Aviation House

DRESSER

DRESSER

Henry Bedroom 11´ 10˝ x 14´ 10˝

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Western Heights Bedroom 11´ 1˝ x 17´ 4˝

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SPECIAL FEATURES Air conditioned Kitchen, living room and study nook in each house

DESKS

SPECIAL FEATURES Aviation lounge with flight maps No meal plan required Some 3-person rooms

• Centrally-private bathrooms

CENTER

WESTERN HEIGHTS Western Heights is a social environment where residents create strong bonds within each house. Houses average 36 residents, and each hosts events catered to the needs of the community. The unique building design facilitates meeting others and forming social connections.

NEIGHBORHOOD

HENRY Henry is a great community located right in the middle of campus. Residents are a diverse group of individuals who are social, passionate, energetic and fun! They enjoy using the game room and cooking meals in the kitchen. Located next to the Bernhard Center.


South Neighborhood has some triple and quad rooms.

For the layout of a quad, please visit the Draper/Siedschlag and Burnhams hall pages at wmich.edu/ housing/options

DRAPER/SIEDSCHLAG Draper/Siedschlag is an energetic hall with an eclectic vibe. Residents are creative and passionate, expressing themselves and practicing their art judgement free. The building is a mix of first-year and upperlevel students from all majors across campus. No matter the time, there is always something going on in the hall. • Draper: all male floors • Siedschlag: all female floors • Community bathrooms

ERNEST AND SMITH BURNHAM The Burnhams is great mix of first-year and upper-level students who actively show their Bronco pride. Students are heavily engaged with campus activities and athletics, and the hall is home to many of WMU’s student athletes. • Coed with male, female floors • Community bathrooms SPECIAL FEATURES Some 3- and 4-person rooms

LEARNING COMMUNITIES Fine Arts House Fine Arts House – Honors

BED DRESSER

DESK

DRESSER

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SPECIAL FEATURES Sound-proof practice rooms Art rooms Dance studio Some 3- and 4-person rooms

ARMOIRE

Draper/Siedschlag, Ernest and Smith Burnham Bedroom 9´ 5˝ x 13´ 5˝ Study room 8´ 5˝ x 13´ 5˝

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South

SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD

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Chase

Freshman Gender and Women’s Studies Traverse City, MI

“Living on campus really makes you feel a part of WMU as a whole, like you’re something bigger than yourself. It really helps you smoothly transition into living on your own because everyone is so friendly and really cares about your success.”

TA I L O RE D FOR TRANSFER ST UDENT S Transfer students can live anywhere on campus, but those who live in our transfer learning communities love it. They have all the conveniences of living on campus plus the benefit of living with others who can relate to the transfer student experience. WMU’s two transfer communities focus on easing your transition to campus with activities to

connect you with other students and the University. Since each community is in a different hall, you can mix and match building styles and amenities to find the place that’s right for you. Shilling: suite-style rooms, single room at a discounted rate, 21 credit hours and above required.

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Tenzing House and Davis Hall: room with private bath, junior status or 21+. Tenzing House and French Hall: suite-style rooms, sophomore status or above. (For students in science, technology, engineering and math majors, you can opt to be on the Shilling STEM transfer floor.)


FRENCH A diverse group of students, including many transfer and second year students, live in French Hall. Residents form strong bonds and enjoy a friendly setting with other students who have already spent time at college.

ZIMMERMAN Residents in Zimmerman create a welcoming and friendly community atmosphere that is conducive for studying and extra-curricular engagement. They enjoy socializing with each other and support each other’s involvements.

DAVIS Davis Hall is a mature, quiet environment where residents are focused on academics and campus engagement. Students enjoy a balanced atmosphere of work and entertainment with a peer group who shares many commonalities.

• Coed with male, female suites

• Coed with male, female suites

• Coed with male, female rooms

• Sophomore status or above

• Sophomore status or above

• Junior status or 21+

• Beds are bunkable; do not loft LEARNING COMMUNITIES Second Year Experience Tenzing House (transfer community)

LEARNING COMMUNITIES Second Year Experience

LEARNING COMMUNITIES Tenzing House (transfer community)

SPECIAL FEATURES Some 3-person rooms

SPECIAL FEATURES Some 3-person rooms

SPECIAL FEATURES Student Success Center (tutoring) Some 3-person rooms

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• Private bathrooms in each room

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French, Zimmerman Bedroom 12’ x 15’ 5” Zimmerman has one sink in the bathroom.

Davis Bedroom 8’ 2” x 13’ 7” Study room 10’ x 13’ 7”

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CLOSET

NEIGHBORHOOD

DRESSER


learning COMMUNITIES wmich.edu/housing/info/communities

Students who want to have a more seamless college experience or focus on an area of interest can choose from a variety of learning communities that are a floor or two within a larger building.

ACADEMIC LEARNING COMMUNITIES Aviation House Henry Hall

Engineering House* Eldridge Hall, Valley III

Honors STEM/Health Fox Hall, Valley III

Plan flights in the aviation lounge, enjoy events with faculty and ample nearby parking when you come back from Battle Creek.

Use the computer lab with specialized software or visit a tutor in the Student Success Center.

Science, technology, engineering, math and healthrelated majors can opt to live on this floor within the Honors Community.

Business Community* Harrison Hall, Valley III Interact with alumni and upper-level students involved in Haworth College of Business, as well as get in-hall tutoring for business classes. Education and Development Community Hadley Hall, Valley I Live and go to class with other College of Education and Human Development majors. Support for education prep exams and in-hall resources for human development majors.

Fine Arts House* Draper/Siedschlag Hall Practice is easy with sound-proof practice rooms, art studio space and a dance studio in the hall. Health Professionals Community Eicher Hall, Valley II Open to students in the colleges of Health and Human Services and Arts and Sciences interested in health-related careers. In-hall tutoring. Honors Community Fox Hall, Valley III Support for meeting Honors College co-curricular requirements. In-hall Student Success Center.

*Honors students can opt to live in Honors sections of these communities.

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Science Scholars Garneau Hall, Valley II Explore science-oriented careers and take field trips to see science in action.

Transfer Communities Davis and French Halls; Shilling Hall, Valley I WMU’s two transfer student communities, Tenzing House and Shilling Hall, are designed to ease the transition to WMU. Activities and social events focus on connecting residents with other students, the campus and Kalamazoo. See page 12 for more information for transfer students.


INTEREST-BASED LEARNING COMMUNITIES Spectrum House Britton Hall, Valley I

Get support during your second year and prepare for the next step such as internships or studying abroad. Opportunities to network with WMU alumni.

Students of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, including allies, live and learn together in an inclusive and supportive community.

Paige

Freshman Secondary Education English and Latin Kent City, MI

“I decided to live in the Education and Human Development Community because of the opportunities it offered. We have a Learning Community Assistant who helps us with homework and anything else academic.�

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LEA R NI NG C OM M UNITIES

Second Year Experience (SYE) French and Zimmerman Halls


life

AT W M U Roommates

Your roommate is someone with whom you can share your WMU experience. They may be a friend from back home or someone new you meet from across the state, the nation or the globe. If you already know someone you want to live with, you can request them as a roommate when you sign up for housing. You’ll need their Western Identification Number, and only reciprocal requests are granted. Both students should sign up for housing by May 15. If you’re meeting someone new, we use living habits, such as cleanliness and sleep schedules, to match you with a roommate. Answer the living habits questions as if it’s the weekend. Your college schedule won’t be like high school with classes starting and ending at the same time each day.

Staff to help you succeed

An outstanding team of professionals and students staff our residence halls. Your primary staff connection will be the resident assistant, or RA, on your floor. As undergraduate students, RAs are selected for their skills in reaching out to peers, listening to concerns and knowledge of campus. They help build social connections in the hall and serve as a personal resource for you. A full-time professional hall director supervises each building and lives in the hall. The hall director is responsible for creating a learning environment by working with students, hall staff, the facilities, crisis intervention and academic support. Assisting the hall director is a graduate student who also lives in the building. The graduate assistant hall director works with hall activities and promoting student involvement.

Campus safety

It takes everyone doing their part when it comes to personal safety, but there are several security measures in place in the residence halls. • Front doors are locked by 10 p.m., so only hall residents or escorted guests can access the building. Davis, French and Henry doors are locked 24/7. • Doors leading to residential hallways are locked 24 hours and are only accessible by those living in the building. • Guests must sign in after 9 p.m. Security cameras are in all public spaces and elevators. • Residence hall staff is on duty nightly and is visable throughout the hall. • Staff receive extensive emergency response training and have a close relationship with campus police.

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Donovan

Freshman Pre-psychology Fennville, MI

“Living in the halls is one of the best experiences anyone can have. You get to make friends, participate in fun activities, and may even do your laundry for the first time.”

DOUBLE ROOM

PER SEMESTER

YEAR

Gold or 20 meal plan

$4,780.50

$9,561.00

15 meal plan

$4,663.00

$9,326.00

10 meal plan

$4,388.50

$8,777.00

Gold or 20 meal plan

$6,205.00

$12,410.00

15 meal plan

$6,087.50

$12,175.00

10 meal plan

$5,813.00

$11,626.00

SINGLE ROOM

ROOM ONLY Available in Garneau/Harvey and Henry halls only Double room

$2,465.50

$4,931.00

Single

$3,890.00

$7,780.00

WESTERN HEIGHTS* DOUBLE ROOM

PER SEMESTER

YEAR

Gold or 20 meal plan

$5,212.50

$10,425.00

15 meal plan

$5,095.00

$10,190.00

10 meal plan

$4,820.50

$9,641.00

*Residence hall meal plan is required.

The bottom line

You can’t put a price on the convenience and impact of living on campus, but it’s helpful to know the bottom line. All rooms come with the basics: beds, dressers, desks and chairs, and closet or wardrobe space. HD cable and utilities are free.

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LIFE AT WMU

Rates are for the 2016-17 academic year. Rates for 2017-18 will be set in spring 2017 by the WMU Board of Trustees. The residence hall contract is for a full academic year unless the resident is transferring, studying abroad, withdrawing or graduating.

TRADITIONAL HALLS


eating

Eat in any dining center

regardless of where you live. Each center offers different menus and food venues.

RESIDENCE LIFE | wmich.edu/housing DINING SERVICES | wmich.edu/dining

O N CA M PU S From vegetarian entrees to home-style classics, dining at Western Michigan University is all about choices. With four campus dining centers, seven campus cafés and four meal plans to choose from, there is always an appetizing way to nourish yourself for academic success, extracurricular activities and achieving your personal goals. Whether you’re craving something healthy, spicy, crunchy, grilled or made-to-order, we have it all. • Food service is available continuously from early morning to late at night most days of the week. • You can eat at any of the four campus dining centers with your meal plan. Dining options for students not living in residence halls are available. • Campus dining centers offer plated and self-serve choices. You select portion sizes so you get the right amount for your appetite. Many entrees are individually prepared to your order. • A registered dietitian is available to assist students with dietary accommodations, healthy eating and meal selections in the campus dining centers. • My Pantry, at Valley Dining Center, is a controlled gluten free, peanut and nut-free kitchen and serving area for students with food allergies or specialized needs. • Numerous locally sourced products are included in recipes and menus. • A meal equivalency option is available at Parkview Café.

What are Dining Dollars? Dining Dollars are a prepaid declining balance account. To access your account, present your WMU Bronco Card to the cashier or the checker at the dining center door. • Declining cash balance account included with each meal plan. • Used in lieu of cash at the campus cafés. • Accepted at all campus dining centers to purchase guest meals. • Additional Dining Dollars can be added at any time on the Dining Services website.


Joseph

Freshman Aerospace Engineering Grant, MI

“I like how there’s a variety of choices, and Cilantro’s would definitely be my favorite.“

EATING ON CAMPUS

On the go? Need a meal?

Sometimes you have a crazy day without much time to stop and eat. When that happens, you can order a Carryout sack lunch and pick it up at your campus dining center Monday through Friday. Carryout is available without advanced notice at Draper Dining Service Carryout Express.

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campus cafés WMU Dining Services campus cafés are retail locations conveniently located throughout campus. Offerings include grab and go sandwiches, pizza, salads, soup, fruit, snacks, desserts, fountain and bottled beverages, and Western Grounds coffee, a self-branded fair trade and organic coffee. Cash, Dining Dollars or credit cards are accepted at all cafés. • Bernhard Café and Market Bernhard Center • Bella Vita Café East Campus • Café 1903 Lower level Valley Dining Center

• Parkview Café Parkview Campus • Plaza Café Sprau Tower • Schneider Café Haworth College of Business

• Flossie’s Café Sangren Hall

Rachel

Freshman Pre-nursing Battle Creek, MI

“You always see someone you know and have someone to sit with in the dining centers.”

PAYMENT METHODS: Dining Dollars, cash, Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® at all dining locations.

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Jason

Junior Accountancy Rockford, MI

“With a food allergen like celiac it can be very stressful New Valley Dining Center to find safe meals that won’t Nine distinct venues in the dining room make me sick. My Pantry will allow guests to select from Asian cuisine, home-style pizza with hasclassics, been amazing or pasta choices, Latin dishes, deli sandwiches and wraps, breakfast fare, helping me and providing a full grill menu, salad bar with fresh cut fruit, and a fullhealthy dessert and station tasty meals specializing in crepes. while on campus.“

MEAL PLAN OPTIONS If you live in the residence halls, you are required to have a meal plan unless you choose a “room-only” housing plan in Henry or Garneau/Harvey halls. All meal plans give you access to any campus dining center. Each plan comes with Dining Dollars which can be used at the campus cafés. A meal plan week is Monday breakfast through Sunday late-night services.

BRONCO GOLD

BRONCO 20 MEAL PLAN

BRONCO 15 MEAL PLAN

BRONCO 10 MEAL PLAN

• Most popular plan and ideal for first-year students.

• Access to any dining center or Carryout up to 20 times per week.

• Access to any dining center or Carryout up to 15 times per week.

• Access to any dining center or Carryout up to 10 times per week.

• Unlimited access to dining centers.

• Beginning balance of $75 Dining Dollars.

• Beginning balance of $50 Dining Dollars.

• Beginning balance of $25 Dining Dollars.

• Up to two Carryout sack lunch meals per day. • Beginning balance of $50 Dining Dollars.

Mobile Menu WMU DINING SERVICES View online menus at

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Students, we are happy to have you here, and we are ready to assist you. WMU’s student affairs staff is committed to helping you achieve success and support your learning. We welcome the opportunity to help you reach your educational, career and personal goals. Whether you are utilizing health and wellness services, living in a residence hall, participating in intramural sports or joining a student organization, we are here to help you.

Our many programs are designed to assist you with: •

Student growth and development

Health and wellness

Career and student employment

Housing, dining and fitness facilities

Personal competence, interpersonal competence and social responsibility

affairs t n e d u t .edu/s

wmich

Bernhard Center wmich.edu/studentcenter Career and Student Employment Services wmich.edu/career Children’s Place Learning Center wmich.edu/childcare Dean of Students wmich.edu/studentaffairs Dining Services wmich.edu/dining Parent and Family Programs wmich.edu/parents Residence Life wmich.edu/housing Sindecuse Health Center Counseling Services wmich.edu/healthcenter Student Activities and Leadership Programs wmich.edu/activities Student Conduct wmich.edu/conduct University Recreation wmich.edu/rec WMU Catering wmich.edu/catering

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family

I NFORM AT I O N Residence Life knows families are active partners in their student’s education. Like you, we’re invested in your student’s success. Our staff strive to create a supportive and engaging experience. We connect students with one another, provide positive social outlets, teach them life skills, intervene when there are concerns, and treat students like the adults they are. Whether it’s offering weekly activities or talking with someone about personal or academic struggles, we bring intentionality to give students a complete Western experience.

What’s next

STUDENT SERVICES

The next step for your student is signing up for a residence hall. We recommend students complete the online sign up process themselves in order to become familiar with the system. However, we know that sometimes a little help or reminding is needed. If you are signing up your student, talk about their preferences so you are selecting what they want. If your student is a minor, a co-signer authorization is needed. They will enter your email, and you will receive a code to enter to confirm their housing.

Parent and Family Programs Western Michigan University is committed to parents and families as valued partners in your student’s educational experience, and Parent and Family Programs is here to serve you. Services and programs are designed to support YOU as together we support your student’s growth, personal development and overall success. 23

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When to sign up Assignments are done based on the date students sign up, so earlier is always better. If you have a roommate request, complete your housing contract by May 15.

Learning community Learning communities are reserved floors within buildings, so picking the hall hosting the community does not mean you’ll live there. Be sure to select the learning community you want in addition to selecting the hall where it’s housed. If you are considering an academic learning community and want to live with a friend who is not majoring in that college, you may still request each other as roommates.

Hall choice

Sign me up HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR HOUSING CONTRACT Go to the GoWMU portal. On the left side is the “My Self Service” box. Open “All” to find the “Residence Life Housing” link. Click the link to open the Housing and Dining Application.

Pick six different buildings so we have a good idea of where you want to live on campus if your first choice hall is unavailable.

As you move through the housing and dining application, you will provide the following information:

Roommates

• Personal contact information

If you have a roommate preference, provide the name and Western Identification Number of the individual. Both roommates must request each other, and both contracts must be completed by May 15. We are unable to accommodate suitemate requests or roommate requests for three-person rooms and quads.

• Emergency contact information

If you want to live with someone new, we use living habits to match you up. RESIDENCE LIFE | wmich.edu/housing

• Meal plan choice • Learning community choice • Hall preference (3 to 6 choices) and if you want a single room

• Roommate preference (questions to match you, enter a requested roommate) • Criminal history After completing the application, you will see a copy of your housing contract to review. The housing contract is for a full academic year. PLEASE BE AWARE YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY. After reviewing it, enter your WIN to sign the contract. A PDF of your contract will be emailed to you.


E’Lexus

Freshman Political Science Benton Harbor, MI

“Living on campus is an awesome experience because you get to meet new people with the same major as you, depending on which hall you stay in. They also host different events to bring everyone in the halls together.”

Brian

Freshman Film and Theatre Troy, MI

“It’s been really great meeting new people who live around me.”

Welcome to the WMU residence halls! Housing assignments will be emailed in early June. For step-by-step directions, visit wmich.edu/housing/signup

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Close to: Bernhard Center Ellsworth Hall Recreation Center Tennis Courts Sangren Hall Flossie’s Café Bernhard Café Sindecuse Health Center

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Close to: Waldo Library Recreation Center Reed Field House Waldo Stadium Chemistry Building Miller Auditorium

C. Burnham Dining D. Draper Carryout E. Bistro3 Dining

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KEY Close to: Miller Auditorium Richmond Center Dalton Center Off-campus Retail Lawson Arena

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Residence Life Viewbook 2017-18  

Rates for 2017-18 were recently set by the WMU Board of Trustees. You can view the 2017-18 rates at https://www.wmich.edu/housing/info/rates

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