Transfer Student Communities

New for fall 2018: WMU’s Tenzing and Shilling transfer communities are merging into one community in Shilling Hall.

Wherever you are transferring from, fantastic opportunities await you at Western Michigan University.

One of those opportunities is campus housing tailored to the incoming transfer student experience. The residence halls have two different transfer communities, Shilling Transfer Hall and Tenzing House. Both communities focus on easing your transition to WMU with activities to connect you with other students and the campus. Since each community is in a different hall, you can mix and match building styles and amenities to find the place that is right for you.

Shilling Hall

All residents in Shilling Hall are incoming transfer students who have completed at least 21 credit hours. Each resident lives in a single room that is provided at a discounted rate, which equals a $2,934 savings for the year. The discounted single room is unique to Shilling and only offered for your first year at WMU. Shilling is a suite-style building, meaning two rooms are connected by a full bathroom. Staff members in the hall come from a variety of backgrounds, and they strive to create a positive environment with a strong sense of community.

Tenzing House

Tenzing House is a community that grew so much it is located in two halls, Davis Hall and French Hall. The floors are a mixture of incoming and continuing transfer students, so you will have neighbors around you who can relate to all the emotions and questions that come with being at a new school. Tenzing House does not offer single rooms at the discounted rate; all rooms are double occupancy. A limited number of single rooms may be available but at the price of a full single room.

Transfer students can live anywhere on campus, but those who live in our transfer 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. We are proud of our transfer communities, and we hope you will consider calling them home next year.