"You just feel her when she walks into a room," friend Nicole Caddow, a fellow sophomore at the school, told MLive.com. "You just know Emily Stillman is there."
Kalamazoo College President Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran said in an email to the campus community that Stillman died with family members by her side.
"On behalf of the Kalamazoo College community I extend heartfelt condolences to Emily's family, friends, teachers, and fellow students," Wilson-Oyelaran wrote. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved her."
The school's Student Health Center extended its hours to reach out to students to provide antibiotic treatment, offer information about symptoms and discuss vaccination recommendations. Counseling Center staff members also are available to students.