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WKU Residence Halls

WKU residence halls are more than just a place to live! Each hall has been fully renovated and features moveable furniture, high-speed internet access, cable TV, floor kitchens, study and TV lounges, vending machines, laundry facilities, community rooms, and resident mailboxes.

Educational and Social Programming

Trained Hall Staff create dynamic opportunities specific to your floor and residence hall to provide a premier living/learning experience that promotes student success. We offer a wide range of programs on your floor, in your hall and across campus, such as: pancake nights, Pinterest parties, outdoor movies, campfires with s'mores and games, hot topic discussions and education, and much more! Some programs have a rich history and tradition at WKU, such as the outdoor-bash "Valleypalooza," which has been a Housing & Residence Life favorite for over 20 years. 

No matter who you are, there is a wide array of opportunities for you to become apart of the close community at Western Kentucky University! Make your mark on the halls: get involved in Hall Council and the Residence Hall Association, or become a Resident Assistant!

Information Desks

Each residence hall is equipped with a front desk staffed around the clock to provide residents with the best customer service and security. Residents can use their Big Red Card to check out games from the front desk. Brooms and mops are also available to check out. Residents should present the front desk staff with their WKU I.D. every time they enter the building. If you are visiting a resident, please have a valid photo I.D. available to check in with the resident you are visiting.

Please visit or call your front desk if you have questions or concerns about your building.

Required Housing Policy

All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. To learn more or apply for an exemption, view our Required Housing Policy.

The Future of WKU Housing

We have big plans for WKU residence halls! Check out the future of WKU Housing. 

2018-2019 Residence Halls

All Male Residence Halls

Douglas Keen Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen North Tower - Male Community Style

Hugh Poland Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen   Community Style

McCormack Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen   Community Style

All Female Residence Halls

Douglas Keen Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen South Tower - Female Community Style

 Gilbert Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen    Community Style 

Meredith Hall

Upperclassmen Sorority Housing Suite Style

Pearce Ford Tower

Freshmen - Upperclassmen   Community Style

Rodes Harlin Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen   Community Style

Coed Residence Halls

Barnes Campbell Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen Extended Living Community Style

Bates Runner Hall

Upperclassmen   Hotel Style

Bemis Lawrence Hall

Freshmen Living Learning Communities Community Style

Hilltopper Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen Extended Living Hotel Style

McLean Hall

Upperclassmen   Hotel Style

Minton Hall

Freshmen - Upperclassmen Honors Housing Community Style

Northeast Hall

Upperclassmen Extended Living Hotel Style

Southwest Hall

Upperclassmen Honors Housing Hotel Style

Zacharias Hall

Upperclassmen   Suite Style

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 Last Modified 7/30/18