Western Kentucky University

About WKU Housing & Residence Life

About WKU Housing & Residence Life

WKU is located in south-central Kentucky. Bowling Green is 110 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky and 60 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. A residential and industrial community of about 100,000, it offers the advantages of a moderate size “college town”. The area is bordered by the Kentucky Lake system which provides a scenic opportunity for recreation and relaxation.

 The residence hall system has a capacity of 4,950 students and is comprised of 15 halls and offers a variety of living options: traditional, suite style living, community living, wellness floors, a leadership community, and a twelve month extended living hall. Western Kentucky University recognizes the fact that its residence hall programs system is an integral part of the total educational process. A major objective of this program is the creation of an environment in the residential setting that is compatible with and supportive of the student’s personal, social, and academic development. The University seeks to achieve these objectives through its residence hall program by the employment of qualified professional staff members, the encouragement of residence hall self-governance, community development, respect and appreciation for diversity, and through conscientious efforts to keeps students cost to a minimum.

WKU offers a variety of excellent Master’s Degree programs including Student Affairs, Communications, and Mental Health Counseling. WKU staff members receive a six hour tuition waiver per semester. The pursuit of a Master’s Degree is highly encouraged and supported.

The Housing and Residence Life staff includes 8 Coordinators, 9 Residence Hall Directors, 7 Assistant Hall Directors, and over 200 paraprofessional staff members. Premium is placed on initiative, independence, communication, and teamwork. Professional development is encouraged through conference and workshop attendance, as well as other avenues. Working on the Housing and Residence Life staff at WKU can offer a positive experience to any Student Affairs Professional!

 Last Modified 7/22/13