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.
March 2021 Update
*Furniture & finishing touches will be added summer 2021
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.
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Opening Fall 2021!
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.
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.
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.
A large green space is planned behind Normal Hall that provides opportunities for student connection and special programming.
Learn more about Normal Hall and the First Year Village in the WKU Spirit Magazine from the Alumni Association.
Community & Private Bathroom Options
Closet space with electrical outlets
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.
145”W x 200"L (includes closet space)
36"W x 84"L x 3"H
1723 Normal Street, Room ###
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Fire Evacuation Plans
Any stairwell, lowest possible floor