Facebook Pixel Summer Term Housing | Western Kentucky University Skip to main content
Spend Your Summer at WKU

Summer Term Housing


Due to COVID-19, WKU Summer Housing is available for students who are approved through WKU Housing & Residence Life. Hilltopper Hall will be open for those students May 16-August 12, 2020.



In order to follow the safety measures recommended by the CDC, the following people are eligible to stay in the Summer Hall:

  • Students who demonstrate a need during the COVID-19 pandemic and are approved by HRL, and 

  • Students must be enrolled in classes for either Summer 2020 and/or Fall 2020 semester

All outstanding balances with the department of Housing & Residence Life must be paid in full before moving in to summer housing. Those with an outstanding balance will not be permitted to check in to the summer hall. Contact the Office of the Bursar to make your payment.


Please contact hrl@wku.edu to be considered for approval


Students experiencing financial hardship can reach out to Ms. Emmeline Essler, Student Success Coordinator at 270.745.6169, or at Emmeline.Essler@wku.edu.



 Hilltopper Hall

Private Rooms Only - $2436/summer

 *Private rooms are offered due to Covid19 social distancing guildelines; there is not an additional charge for the ammenity



The summer housing charge will be assessed to your WKU student billing account. Summer housing will be assessed in May, and added to the summer billling cycle of June 1, with a due date of June 16.   

Please refer to the Office of the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.   


Payment Options | Office of the Bursar


Students experiencing financial hardship can reach out to Ms. Emmeline Essler, Student Success Coordinator at 270.745.6169, or at Emmeline.Essler@wku.edu.



*Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this schedule is subject to change

Sunday, May 17, 10 AM

Summer Housing Term Begins

Approved students at Hilltopper Hall will continue in room for Summer 2020 term. 

Newly approved students are eligble to move in on this date.

Tuesday, August 11, 6 PM

Residents Begin Moving to Fall Assignment

Summer residents should go to the front desk of their fall residence hall assignment to complete the check-in process and receive their key. Once all belongings are moved, residents should complete the check out process at Hilltopper Hall and return their key.  

Wednesday, August 12, Noon

Deadline for Summer Residents to Check Out of Summer Housing

All summer students moving into a fall assignment will be billed for intersession housing through August 20, 2020 at a rate of $28/night.



View Hilltopics Handbook for Residence Hall Living






Connect With Us


Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 10/12/20