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Eligibility Requirements

Any WMU student enrolled in at least one credit hour is eligible to live in a WMU Apartment if he/she is:

You don't need to be eligible at the time you apply, but requirements must be met by move-in time.

Elmwood, Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive Complexes: Priority assignments will be given to non-traditional students, graduate students and students with families.

Western View: Students must be at least 18 years old and sophomore status. The View is designed for single students without families.

* If you are actively working on a thesis or dissertation you must be enrolled for the required one hour of thesis/dissertation credit.


Students requesting disability related accommodations should contact:

Disability Services for Students
1903 W Michigan Ave Phone: (269) 387-2116
Western Michigan University TTY: (269) 387-2120
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5326 Fax: (269) 387-0633


Assignments are made based on the date the application is submitted, so applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Every effort is made to assign you to your first choice. However, the vacancy status at the time of assignment may necessitate assigning you to your second or third choice. A transfer to another location may be permitted after occupancy. If an assignment is not possible, you will be notified approximately 30 days before your move-in date so you can explore housing alternatives.

There is no application fee or penalty for not accepting an assignment.

Applications are in the Residence Life office, third floor Faunce Student Services, and online.