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Normal Hall

Normal Hall is a six-story residence hall opening fall 2021, and is located in the First Year Village. It houses 260 first year students.


All spaces are designed to enable deep faculty and peer engagement around important ideas that connect directly to student success and learning.


WKU Normal Hall Update | First Year Village | March 2021 Video Preview

March 2021 Update

*Furniture & finishing touches will be added summer 2021

Pod-Style Housing

Residential units include 2-bed suites. Each pod is comprised of approximately 25 students who share a large community living space, two community restrooms, and two private restrooms.

Hall Schedule
Hall Schedule

This hall closes for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks.

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Open to first year students
Open to First Year Students


Watch Construction Progress - LIVE! 

Opening Fall 2021! 


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 Living Learning Programs

Most students living in the First Year Village will participate in a Living Learning Program (LLP), where students with similar academic or social interests live together and participate in activities tailored to their specific majors or interests. 

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 Ground Floor & Public Spaces 

The main floor hosts a public classroom space where many LLP students will attend class and programs together, faculty offices for residence hall office hours, tv/gaming areas, study rooms with individual study pods, and a large community space. Three (3) sound-proof rooms are available for student reservation for music practice or recording.



The lobby provides public and residential access to the building. The residential entrance is locked and has a 24-hour security and information desk. Guests can enter the public classroom and music practice rooms through the main entrance lobby.


 Residential Commons 

The Residential Commons are located on the ground floor of the building. The commons are separated from the lobby so that access to the commons may be restricted to building residents or opened to non-residents during certain hours. The Residential Commons includes the following spaces: reception desk, package storage room, vertical circulation, staff offices, laundry, study rooms, and open community areas. 


 Outdoor Space

A large green space is planned behind Normal Hall that provides opportunities for student connection and special programming.

WKU Spirit Magazine spread

Learn more about Normal Hall and the First Year Village in the WKU Spirit Magazine from the Alumni Association.

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View from the Hill: First Year Village anchored by two new residence halls Video Preview

View from the Hill: First Year Village anchored by two new residence halls




 Ethernet Access

 Air Conditioning


 Vending Machines


 Ice Machine

 Community & Private Bathroom Options

 Closet space with electrical outlets

 Laundry Room


 Free Laundry

 Public Classroom Space

 Three (3) sound-proof rehearsal rooms, available for reservation at the front desk

 Faculty office space for in-hall office hours

Dimensions are approximate, as rooms may vary slightly.

 Room Size

145”W x 200"L (includes closet space)


36"W x 84"L x 3"H





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1723 Normal Street, Room ###

Bowling Green, KY 42101




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 Fire Evacuation Plans

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 Safe Spaces

Any stairwell, lowest possible floor



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 Last Modified 3/10/21