Move In

Move in is hectic as 5,000 Western Michigan University students and their families try to get settled in the halls. We recommend students unload their belongings in front of the hall, and then go park their car before taking things up to the room. This allows more people to get in close to the hall and not carry things as far. Detailed move in maps are available to help you know where to unload and park.

Bronco Buddies

Volunteers called Bronco Buddies will be available to assist with move in. They will help unload cars and carry belongings to your room. Additional ideas to consider that will make your move in easier are cutting handles in boxes for easy carrying, and bringing a dolly. We also recommend bringing a few basic cleaning supplies. They come in handy for a quick sprucing up and keeping the room clean during the year.


Check-in will consist of several stations, such as receiving your room key or student policies, and completing paperwork such as an emergency contact card. This includes a health insurance policy number, so please bring the appropriate information with you.

Room inventory form

An important part of check-in will be the room inventory form. Take this form to your room and make notes regarding any damages or wear and tear you see in the room. When you check out in April, this form will be used to compare the condition of your room to August, before you moved in. Any damages not previously noted on the form will be billed to your student account when you leave.

Hall postings

Please take time to look at the information posted in the halls. This will include information about policies and campus services, as well as information about campus and hall events happening the first week.