Directions

Spring and summer 2015 alert

Significant summer highway construction in the Kalamazoo area, beginning March 30, means visitors to campus will want to take alternative routes to campus. The U.S. 131/Stadium Drive interchange is under construction, with some entrance and exit ramps closed, and Stadium Drive is down to one open lane in each direction. Alternate routes are below.

You can also get turn-by-turn directions to or from any building using WMU campus maps with the familiar Google interface.

From north- or southbound U.S. 131

Visitors are encouraged to get off U.S. 131 at Exit 38 (Main Street, M43) and follow Main Street east 3.3 miles to Stadium Drive (street sign at that intersection bears the names of Main Street and Michigan Avenue.). Turn right on Stadium and drive .5 miles. Get into right turn lane opposite Waldo Stadium and turn right onto West Michigan Avenue. Follow that road to the center of campus where the road ends in a traffic turnaround. Just before you reach the traffic turnaround, the Bernhard Center will be on your right and the Administration Building and admissions office will be on your left.

From east- or westbound I94

Take Exit 74 North onto U.S. Route 131. Travel 4.6 miles to Exit 38 and follow the directions down Main Street detailed above.

Standard directions for getting to main campus

Photo of road sign in Kalamazoo pointing to Chicago and Detroit.Kalamazoo, the home of WMU’s main campus, is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, 140 miles from each, on Interstate 94. Kalamazoo offers commercial transportation by train, bus and major airline.

To get to the University’s main campus, take Interstate 94 to exit 74 North onto U.S. Route 131. Travel 2.8 miles on U.S. 131 N to Stadium Drive East or exit 36. From there, use the directions below for popular destinations on the University’s main campus and its Parkview Campus. You can also get turn-by-turn directions to or from any building using WMU campus maps with the familiar Google interface.

  • Admissions Office — Stadium Drive east about 2.8 miles. Turn left on Oliver Street. Turn right onto Western Avenue, and then left onto West Michigan Avenue. The Admissions Office is on the left side of the street.
    GPS: 42.283535 -85.612475
  • Bernhard Center — Stadium Drive east about 2.8 miles. Turn left on Oliver Street. Turn right onto Western Avenue, and then left onto West Michigan Avenue. The Bernhard Center is on the right side of the street.
    GPS: 42.285155 -85.611988
  • Fetzer Center — Stadium Drive east about 2.2 miles to Howard Street. Turn left on Howard Street to West Michigan Avenue and right on West Michigan Avenue. Follow the traffic circle left to Rankin, and turn right on Business Court.
    GPS: 42.284996 -85.617715
  • Lawson Ice Arena — Stadium Drive east about 2.2 miles to Howard Street. Turn left on Howard Street, left on Crane Lane, yield onto Western Avenue and then turn right on Roell. The Lawson and Gabel complex is straight ahead.
    GPS: 42.275927 -85.618025
  • Miller Auditorium — Stadium Drive east about 2.2 miles to Howard Street. Turn left on Howard Street, make the first right turn onto South Vande Giesen, make the first left onto Western Avenue, and make the next right to Miller Auditorium.
    GPS: 42.279306 -85.615514
  • Parkview Campus — Stadium Drive east to the first intersection off U.S. 131, Drake Road. Turn right on Drake Road straight to Parkview Campus.
    GPS: 42.253223 -85.641305
  • University Arena — Stadium Drive east about 2.8 miles to Oliver Street. Turn left on Oliver Street to University Arena. GPS: 42.283359 -85.608488
  • Valley Residence Halls — Stadium Drive east about 2.2 miles to Howard Street. Turn left on Howard Street to West Michigan Avenue and right on West Michigan Avenue. Follow the traffic circle to Rankin, which becomes Goldsworth Drive. Continue on Goldsworth. Entrance drives to the Valley Residence Halls will be on your left and will be marked.
    GPS: 42.290102 -85.615115