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Campus Housing

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2 College Student

Campus Housing: Dorms are pretty small but you should be able to manage. Definitely live in Valley 1 or 2, 3 sucks. Look into the new dorms called Western Heights. Only perks you get is free admission to sporting events and rec center. People here are nice. Cost is very unreasonable and there are a lot of stupid fees you have to pay. Pretty strict for living in the dorms; check-in every night after 9, only 1 way in and out of residence halls, and only can have a max of 4 guests. Food is the absolute worst.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is great! The people here are friendly and always willing to talk. There's a lot of events they hold that open students to the professional world of the hiring process. Western Michigan university has opened me up to becoming a lot more active in extra curricular activities.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus and it is great to be close to everything. But the dorm rooms are a little small, especially when you have 2 girls sharing a room. But overall, it is pretty great

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are nothing special and as a freshman you are very far away from main campus which sucks. I would recommend trying to get into burnhams or the little 3 as I regret living in the valleys.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Roommate selection is dismal. Quiet hours are never enforced, and resident assistants are useless. The rooms could be worse. I live next to a bathroom and the plumbing has broken twice. My room flooded, and it took a couple hours for anyone to come fix the problem. I lost a ton of personal property and was not reimbursed for any of it. Some of the dorms are convenient, close to classes, but if you live in the Valley it's a stupidly long walk to anything. Plus none of the dining halls are open on the weekends.

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The majority of freshmen lives in the "Valleys," which are large and contain cafeterias within the buildings. However, student opinion is pretty divided on these halls, as students either love them or hate them. There are a few other specialty dorms located on campus, reserved for transfer students and University athletes. The freshman dorms are located in the far corner of campus, which makes the trek to class long and hilly; however, there is a bus that will take you from the dorms to your classes.

The few dorms located on Main Campus are near most of the buildings where classes are held. There are also a variety of apartments on campus that are available for rent, reserved for upperclassmen. The dorms are basic and contain cable and Internet, which are included with your room and board fees as part of your tuition.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,045
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
26%
Freshmen Living On Campus
88%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Any of the Valley suites
  • Draper/Siedschlag halls
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Any of the Little Three halls
  • French Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Any of the Valley suites
  • Henry Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Any of the Valley suites
  • The Burnhams
What You Get
  • Basic cable TV
  • Bed/mattress
  • Chest drawers
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Draperies or blinds
  • Internet access
  • Lights
  • Local telephone line
Available for Rent
MicroFridges are available for rent through Bedloft.com

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Ackley/Shilling Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Extended quiet hours, fitness room, loftable furniture; Honors community, part of the Valley suites
Bigelow Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Loftable furniture, nearby parking, on-site dining; home to Engineering House, part of Big Three
Britton/Hadley Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Card-access system for interior/exterior doors, loftable furniture, on-site dining; home of Mug Shots coffeehouse, part of Valley suites
Davis Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: On-site dining; home to Tenzing House, part of the Little Three
Draper Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Practice rooms and studio space; home to Fine Arts House, connected to Siedschlag Hall, part of Big Four
Eicher-LeFevre Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Card access system for interior/exterior doors, fitness room, loftable furniture, on-site dining; home to Health and Human Services House, business community, and wellness house, part of Valley suites
Ernest/Smith Burnhams Hal
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: On-site dining; Part of Big Four
French Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchen, on-site dining, pre-bunked beds; home to Tenzing House, Second-Year Experience, part of the Little Three
Garneau/Harvey Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Card access system for interior/exterior doors, loftable furniture, nearby parking, on-site dining; home of education community, science scholars program, and Magellan House, part of Valley suites
Harrison-Stintson Hall
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (double)
Special Features: Card access system for interior/exterior doors, community kitchen, fitness room, game room, loftable furniture, parking nearby; part of Valley suites
Henry Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchen, loftable furniture, nearby parking, on-site dining; home to Aviation House, part of Big Three
Hoekje Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Loftable furniture, nearby parking; Transfer student hall, part of Big Three
Siedschlag Hall
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Practice rooms and studio space; home to Fine Arts House, connected to Draper Hall, part of the Big Four
Spindler Hall
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors, grad students, nontraditional students
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities
Zimmerman Hall
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: On-site dining; part of the Little Three

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Elmwood Complex
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include air conditioning, carpeting, full kitchen and living areas
Nine apartments available for students with mobility challenges.
Goldsworth Valley Complex
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen and living areas
Stadium Drive Complex
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen and living areas; building features laundry facilities, outdoor picnic area with grills and picnic tables
Western View Apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen and grad students
Room Types: One-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted bedrooms, free parking permit, full kitchen, furnished living areas, laundry, maintenance, wood laminate common areas
Some utilities included.

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