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Out-of-State Students


Students are required to stay on campus during Orientation. They will be staying in the Valley 1 residence halls. The cost of staying on campus is included in the Orientation fee. The Valley 1 residence hall is also where you will go when you first arrive on campus. Here you and your family will check in for Orientation and have lunch. For directions that will get you directly to the Valley 1 residence halls, use the following address in Google Maps or your GPS: 2299 Goldsworth Valley, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.

Parent and family accommodations

We do not have on-campus housing for parents and families of Orientation students. For a list of local hotels please visit: If you would like to sign up for a free WMU concierge card that offers many discounts for cardholders please click here.

On-campus housing

Students will stay on campus during their stay at Orientation. They will be staying in the Valley I Residence Halls.

For information about on-campus living, please visit the Residence Life website.

Overnight housing

For overnight housing, students will be assigned roommates based on gender. Rooms are suite style with four students sharing a single bathroom. If you need Orientation housing modifications based on gender identity, medical conditions or other factors, please let us know. You can indicate this when you register for Orientation, or let our staff know when you arrive, and we will do our best to accommodate you.