Where to park during orientation

Arrival and Departure

  • Plan to arrive on campus between 10 and 11 a.m. for Orientation, residence hall check-in and lunch.
  • The Orientation Welcome will start in the Bernhard Center at 12:30 p.m.
  • The New Student Orientation Program will conclude the following day by noon. Students and families will reconnect in the residence hall.
  • Students that are part of the Engineering College will be picked up at the Parkview campus. A tour and social will be available for parents, families and students.

Where to park during Orientation

Photo: Cars driving at night.For those guests attending the New Student or Parent/Family Orientation Program, a free parking permit for a specific enrolled session will be available with your orientation confirmation. The permit will be available anytime after you register. Print and place in your vehicle on the passenger-side dashboard.

The Orientation parking permit will allow the guest to park in any metered lot or non-reserved parking space for the particular session only. Guests do not have to pay the posted meter fee with the Orientation permit.

If you have any questions regarding parking at WMU, please contact Parking Services at (269) 387-4609.



Ask a question about the WMU Orientation Program online,
or give us a call at (269) 387-2167

First-Year Experience Programs
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5263 USA
(269) 387-2167 | (269) 387-2114 Fax