About WKU Housing & Residence Life
When you live on campus at Western Kentucky University, you have the unique opportunity to live in community with Hilltoppers from down the road and across the globe. Our living options will enable you to learn about yourself and others, experience meaningful connections, and realize your peak potential. It's more than just a place to live!
The live-on experience is an essential part of your education at WKU.
All full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus for two years. Some exemptions apply.
WKU's transition program for all new undergraduate students, designed to help you smoothly transition to your new life as a Hilltopper.
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break*
- *All residence halls except Hilltopper, Northeast, and Rodes Harlin Halls
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday
- (270) 745-4359
- Southwest Hall | Entrance across from the Downing Student Union
Mailing Address1906 College Heights Blvd. #11093 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1093