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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. 


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First Year Village



Strategic Plan Approved
Spring 2016

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

Northeast Hall
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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 Last Modified 2/18/22