Welcome! Whether you’re joining us this fall or getting a head start on exploring colleges, you’ve made a great choice with WMU. Most first-year students choose the convenience and support of living in the residence halls while making the transition to university life. Living in the halls is the best way to get the total campus experience, and it offers students an opportunity to make friendships that will last a lifetime. Plus, an outstanding team of experienced professionals is there to help answer questions and provide support when you need us.
WMU offers choices and opportunities to tailor your residential experience. Housing options range from traditional residence halls to suites to houses with semi-private bathrooms. Hall locations, building population, learning communities and amenities vary in each building, so you can pick what best meets your interests and needs.
Choose your hall
The Valley Residential Neighborhood is a mix of first-year and upper-level students. Rooms in the large, coed halls are suites, meaning two student rooms share a connecting bathroom. The neighborhood is also home to a majority of the learning communities. Picturesque, peaceful setting close to intramural fields, Goldsworth Valley Pond, and business and education colleges.
The Center Residential Neighborhood consists of mostly first-year students. Residents live in single sex houses or floors in coed halls. Henry Hall students share community bathrooms on each floor. Western Heights complex has centrally private bathrooms in each house. Close to the Bernhard Center, Student Recreation Center and Sangren Hall.
The South Residential Neighborhood is a mix of first-year and upper-level students, and halls feature larger rooms and smaller communities. Burnhams and Draper/Siedschlag halls are single-sex floors with community bathrooms. Davis, French and Zimmerman halls are for upper-level and nontraditional students. Floors are coed, and rooms are suites or have a private bathroom. Close to academic buildings, Waldo Library, Bernhard Center, Student Recreation Center and Read Fieldhouse.