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The Future of WKU Housing & Residence Life

WKU Housing & Residence Life is optimizing the on-campus living experience for current and future students through a 10-year plan to renovate and construct residence halls on WKU's Bowling Green campus.

After an in-depth review of current housing options and extensive focus groups, interviews, and surveys with current WKU students, HRL identified opportunities to improve and enhance the learning-centered community of on-campus living for WKU students.

The improvements made will further promote campus living involvement, intensify each student's connection to WKU, and provide a premier living-learning experience.



The First Year Village 

Featuring two new buildings with pod-style housing. Opening Fall 2021!


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First Year Village



Watch our progress on the First Year Village - LIVE

First Year Village Construction Video Preview




Strategic Plan Approved

Spring 2016

WKU Housing & Residence Life stategic plan was approved by the WKU Student Life Foundation.

Northeast Hall

Northeast & Southwest Halls Renovated

Fall 2017 

Towers were added to the existing lobbies, which included elevators, large kitchens, community spaces, study rooms, and theater rooms. 

Northeast Hall  Southwest Hall

McLean Lobby

Bathroom & Lobby Renovations

Summer 2018

Bathroom renovations were completed in Bemis Lawrence, Barnes Campbell, Douglas Keen, Hugh Poland, and Minton Halls. 

The McLean Hall lobby was renovated.

Hilltopper Hall

Hilltopper Hall Opened

 Fall 2018

Located in the "Valley, " Hilltopper Hall houses 400 students and features a Makerspace, study rooms, and a large community space. Hilltopper Hub, a 24-hour all-you-can-eat dining location, is located on the main level and is open to the community. 

Hilltopper Hall


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