By Abby Williams
Due to the high demand of the current on-campus apartments, Western Michigan University will be opening the doors of the new Western View Apartments next fall.
“It’s brand new, you can’t beat it,” said Steve Palmer, Director of Residence Life at WMU. “It’s convenient. There is an option of up to four people in the apartment, as well as an option of a furnished or un-furnished apartment.”
According to a press release from WMU, space is limited and that any student interested is highly encouraged to apply now if they want to move in next fall.
“Students can find the contract on our website, once they sign up they will be put on a waiting list and someone will contact them either later this semester or the beginning of next semester,” said Palmer.
“Western View is for 18 year olds, as well as sophomores on up,” said Adam Wall, a hall director at WMU. “Students have to also have finished their freshman year and have at least one credit in the fall and one credit in the spring in order to stay at Western View.”
Included in the Western View Apartments are parking, Bronco Fix-it maintenance, water, waste removal, recycling services, basic cable television and security features, according to the press release.
“Every student also pays an $80 technology fee for a wireless option when it comes to the internet,” said Wall.
“There is not a deposit or a down payment fee. A student can choose to pay by month or by semester, whichever is easiest for them,” said Palmer. “The cost is per person and it ranges from $699 for one person to $404 for four people, if it is furbished then an additional $35 will be added on to the payment.”
“Also, we are in the process of building more Western View Apartments across the way,” said Palmer. “It’s going to add 175 more beds.”