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Bates Runner Hall

WKU Bates Runner Hall


About Bates Runner Hall

  • Coed Residence Hall
  • Open to Upperclassmen

Bates-Runner Hall is a three story residence hall that was built in 1958 and underwent a significant renovation in 2002. Each room is set-up as hotel-style living, with each room having a private bathroom for use by two students. Bates-Runner houses 147 upperclass men and women. Also located on the bottom floor of Bates Runner Hall is the P.O.D. convenience store and a Subway. It is located in the middle of campus across from the Downing Student Union.

This hall closes during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks. If you need to stay on campus during those times, please choose a residence hall that offers extending living and list "extended living" as your most important preference on your application. 

Room & Hall Features

Room Features

  • Movable Furniture (one set per resident):
    • A low, loftable, bunkable twin bed (80" x 36")
    • Desk
    • Desk Chair
    • 2-Shelf Bookcase
    • Dresser
    • Closet
    • Trash Can (one per resident) - trash bags available at the front desk
    • Recycling Can (one per room)
  • Room Dimension: 15'2" x 11'10"
  • Window Blinds
  • Window Dimensions: Length: 65", Width: 46.5"
  • Cable TV - Includes HBO GO Access
  • Internet (Wireless & Ethernet Access)

Hall Features

  • Air Conditioned
  • Study Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Laundry Room - New Laundry Equipment Installed 
  • Kitchen on Every Floor
  • Ice Machine
  • TV Lounge
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Front Desk Open 24/7
  • In-Hall Social & Educational Opportunities
Fire Evacuation/Floor Plans

Fire Evacuation/Floor Plans (PDF)

Safe Areas

  • North Wing, East Side First Floor

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 Last Modified 9/13/18