2017-18 room and board rates top WMU board agenda

contact: Cheryl Roland
| WMU News
Photo of Western Heights residence hall.

Western Heights residence hall

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Room and board rates for 2017-18 in Western Michigan University's residence hall system will top the agenda when the WMU Board of Trustees meets Thursday, April 27.

Meeting in formal session at 11 a.m. in the ballroom of Heritage Hall, WMU Trustees will consider rates recommended by the administration for the coming academic year. The University operates an on-campus residence system that includes 22 residence halls attracting more than 5,100 students, including 90 percent of beginning freshmen.

Also on the April 27 agenda is a recommendation to name the two buildings in the Western Heights residence hall complex as well as a conference room in Heritage Hall in recognition of a major gift. In addition, trustees will review the University's annual five-year capital outlay plan.

At the meeting, the board also will will act on consent items that include reports on curricular changes, personnel moves and gift and grants recently received by the University. Extension of a lease in the Bernhard Center and an agreement with the Michigan Department of Transportation on sidewalk reconstruction also are part of the consent items that will be recommended to the board.

As is the case with all meetings of the WMU Board of Trustees, the event will be live streamed online at http://bit.ly/1Go6KLc. Background materials on items the board will consider at the April 27 meeting will be posted at wmich.edu/trustees as soon as they are available.

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