Directions to the Oaklands

The Oaklands is located on the campus of Western Michigan University. Please note that most internet-based mapping sites provide incorrect directions to The Oaklands. Accurate driving directions, both general by region as well as customized from your specific location, are provided here. If at any time during your drive you feel that you need assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at (269) 387-4073.


From US 131 North

(Grand Rapids, Muskegon)

  • At Exit #36A, turn left onto Stadium Drive and continue for 2.8 miles to Oliver Street.
  • Turn left onto Oliver Street.
  • Proceed to the three way stop at Western Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Western Avenue. You will come to a stoplight at West Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn left onto West Michigan Avenue. Proceed through the next stoplight.
  • The Oaklands will be on your left and the Bernhard Center will be on your right.
  • Turn left into the circle drive right before the crosswalk and stop sign. Enjoy your stay!
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From I-94 East or West

(Detroit or Chicago)

  • Take exit #74B to 131 North.
  • At Exit #36A, turn right onto Stadium Drive, continue for 2.8 miles to Oliver Street.
  • Turn left onto Oliver Street.
  • Proceed to the three way stop at Western Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Western Avenue. You will come to a stoplight at West Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn left onto West Michigan Avenue. Proceed through the next stoplight.
  • The Oaklands will be on your left and the Bernhard Center will be on your right.
  • Turn left into the circle drive right before the crosswalk and stop sign. Enjoy your stay!
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From M-43, North of Kalamazoo

(Through Campus)

  • Follow westbound M-43 through downtown until you reach the stoplight at Solon Street.
  • Turn left onto Solon and drive south 0.5 miles where Solon turns into Howard Street.
  • Proceed to the next stoplight and turn left onto Valley Drive.
  • Proceed to the three way stop, and turn left onto Rankin Avenue.
  • Turn right at the next four way stop, onto Gilkison Avenue.
  • Continue around a large left bend and proceed through the stop sign.
  • Continue to follow the road until you reach the stoplight at West Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn right onto West Michigan Avenue.
  • The Oaklands will be on your left and the Bernhard Center will be on your right.
  • Turn left into the circle drive right before the crosswalk and stop sign. Enjoy your stay!
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(Around Campus)

  • Follow westbound M-43 through downtown Kalamazoo until you reach the stoplight at Solon Street.
  • Turn left onto Solon and drive south 0.5 miles where Solon turns into Howard Street.
  • Proceed on Howard 1.1 miles to Stadium Drive.
  • Turn left onto Stadium Drive, and continue to Oliver Street.
  • Turn left onto Oliver Street.
  • Proceed to the three way stop at Western Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Western Avenue. You will come to a stoplight at West Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn left onto West Michigan Avenue. Proceed through the next stoplight.
  • The Oaklands will be on your left and the Bernhard Center will be on your right.
  • Turn left into the circle drive right before the crosswalk and stop sign. Enjoy your stay!
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From M-43, West of Kalamazoo

(Through Campus)

  • Drive easterly past US 131.
  • After 1.9 miles, turn right onto Solon Avenue and proceed south 0.5 miles where Solon turns into Howard Street.
  • Proceed to the next stoplight and turn left onto Valley Drive.
  • Proceed to the three way stop, and turn left onto Rankin Avenue.
  • Turn right at the next four way stop, onto Gilkison Avenue.
  • Continue around a large left bend and proceed through the stop sign.
  • Continue to follow the road until you reach the stoplight at West Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn right onto West Michigan Avenue.
  • The Oaklands will be on your left and the Bernhard Center will be on your right.
  • Turn left into the circle drive right before the crosswalk and stop sign. Enjoy your stay!
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(Around Campus)

  • Drive easterly past US 131.
  • After 1.9 miles, turn right onto Solon Avenue and proceed south 0.5 miles where Solon turns into Howard Street.
  • Proceed on Howard 1.1 miles to Stadium Drive.
  • Turn left onto Stadium Drive, and continue to Oliver Street.
  • Turn left onto Oliver Street.
  • Proceed to the three way stop at Western Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Western Avenue. You will come to a stoplight at West Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn left onto West Michigan Avenue. Proceed through the next stoplight.
  • The Oaklands will be on your left and the Bernhard Center will be on your right.
  • Turn left into the circle drive right before the crosswalk and stop sign. Enjoy your stay!
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From Downtown Kalamazoo

  • Drive westerly on Stadium Drive (Business Route 131).
  • Turn right onto West Michigan Avenue.
  • Proceed on West Michigan Avenue for 0.3 miles, through two stoplights.
  • The Oaklands will be on your left and the Bernhard Center will be on your right.
  • Turn left into the circle drive right before the crosswalk and stop sign. Enjoy your stay!
  • [ view location ]