Visiting Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University's main campus and is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, 140 miles from each, 2 and a half hours of driving time on Interstate 94. Kalamazoo offers commercial transportation by major airline, train, and bus.
WMU has regional centers in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, and Benton Harbor/St. Joseph. The WMU College of Aviation is located at the W. K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek.

Concierge Card holders are eligible for additional discounts in the Kalamazoo area and around the country. Visit our Benefits and Services page to view discounts in the Kalamazoo area.

Where to Stay

Kalamazoo offers a range of lodging to fit your taste and budget. Some hotels offer a discount—be sure to mention that you are an alumnus or alumna when making your reservations. Visit the Michigan Accommodations of our Benefits and Services page to view a list of hotels that have partnered with MyWMU.


Kalamazoo is a small town, packed with all the punch of a big city—which means a variety of tasty dining options. Many local restaurants offer discounts to MyWMU Concierge Card holders. For a complete list, visit the Michigan Restaurants section of our Benefits and Services page.

Discover Kalamazoo

From where to dine to what to see and do, Discover Kalamazoo is the “go to” site for all things Kalamazoo.


For more information about parking on campus, please visit WMU's Parking Services home page.