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Dero Downing Student Union

The exterior of Downing Student UnionStairwell of Downing Student UnionDowning Student Union AuditoriumDSU Study LoungeDSU Rec Center

The Crossroads of Campus

The renovated Downing Student Union opened August of 2014

Downing Student Union

The complete Union opened August of 2014

Union Auditorium

The Downing Student Union Auditorium is able to seat 633 people

DSU Study Lounge

DSU Study Lounge provides a relaxing open environment with tables and lounge chairs as well as individual group collaboration rooms for student use

DSU Recreation Room

Student can enjoy billiards, ping pong, PlayStation, X-Box and Wii in the Union Recreation Room


Welcome to the heart of Western Kentucky University's campus!

Located in the center of WKU, the Downing Student Union is truly the crossroads of WKU activities. Constructed in 1970, the building was named after former Western Kentucky University president, Dr. Dero Downing. Today, the facility houses auxiliary and academic support services, is the primary dining location on campus, and serves as a student organization meeting facility.

A variety of student-based programming occurs throughout the year including pageants, lectures, and special events. Whether you want to buy books/supplies, enjoy a meal, become involved in leadership/volunteer activities, inquire about student organizations, seek job opportunities, acquire about your student ID, find tutoring assistance, buy postal stamps, or just meet friends, the Downing Student Union is the place to visit while you are at Western Kentucky University.




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 Last Modified 7/16/18