Arrival, Parking, and Departure

ARRIVAL

Plan to arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. for orientation check-in and morning showcase.   When you first arrive, come to the Valley II residence halls.  The New Student Orientation Program will conclude the following day at noon.  When you first arrive, parking will be in lots the Sangren parking lot with overflow parking in the Height parking lot.  See parking map for specific directions

PARKING

Long-exposure shot of traffic.A free parking permit for a specific enrolled session will be available with your orientation confirmation for those guests attending the New Student Orientation Program or Parent and Family Orientation Program. The permit will be available anytime after you register. Please print the permit and place it in your vehicle on the passenger-side dashboard.

The orientation parking permit will allow the guest to park in any student, employee or metered lot. It is not valid for any reserved parking space such as a maintenance space. Guests do not have to pay the posted meter fee with the orientation permit. The orientation permit may not be used by any current WMU employee or student.

DEPARTURE

The following is a guide of where students will reconnect with their parents and families at the conclusion of Orientation on day 2: 

College of Aviation students will meet with their parents and families in Kohrman Hall, on day 2, at the conclusion of Parent and Family Orientation activities.  Here you will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff for a pizza lunch.  The event will conclude by 1:30 p.m., at which time students will return to the residence hall, collect their belongings and check out.

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences students will meet with their parents and families at the Parkview campus, on day 2, at the conclusion of Parent and Family Orientation activities.  The address for the campus is  4601 Campus Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008.  Students will have already checked out of the residence hall, and taken their belongings with them.

College of Health and Human Services students will meet their parents and families on the Oakland Drive campus, on day 2, at the conclusion of Parent and Family Orientation activities.  The address for the Oakland Drive campus is 1101 Cass Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008.  Students will have already checked out of the residence hall, and taken their belongings with them.

Haworth College of Business students will meet their parents and families in Schneider Hall, on day 2, at the conclusion of Parent and Family Orientation activities.  The event will conclude by 1:30 p.m., at which time students will return to the residence hall, collect their belongings and check out. 

All Other Students (Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education & Human Development, Fine Arts, and Lee Honors, as well as Exploratory/University Curriculum students) will meet their parents and families, on day 2, at the conclusion of Orientation activities, in the Valley 2 residence halls.