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Summer Term Housing

The Residence Hall for the 2021 summer sessions is Hilltopper Hall, open May 1-August 11, 2021.


The following people are eligible to stay in the Summer Hall:

  • Students of the previous Spring semester

  • Students enrolled in classes for the Summer terms

  • Students who will be enrolled in classes for the upcoming Fall semester

  • Those who are employed by WKU

  • Those who are participating in an internship at WKU

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.


Hilltopper Hall Summer Rate

Double Occupancy



$2850/entire summer




$3562.50/entire summer

   *Private rooms are limited and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Summer housing fees will be charged at the time of check-in for the entire length of the summer, including the week at their fall assignment (if applicable).  If a student stays for only a portion of the summer, the rate will be pro-rated by days stayed in the summer hall and adjusted for date of checkout.

Fees will be added to a student's university bill, and will be due according to the university's tuition and fees schedule. Learn more at https://www.wku.edu/bursar/coa.php 

A hold will be placed on the student's University account for failure to pay, which will prevent them from being able to register, drop/add classes, or receive transcripts until the fee is paid in full.


How to Make a Payment

The WKU Bursar's office has several ways to make payment - learn more at https://www.wku.edu/bursar/payment_options.php


Advanced registration is required for residents who will be moving directly into summer school housing from their Spring assignment on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

There is also an option to register for move-in on May 8-9.

Advanced registration will begin on April 1, 2021 online in the Housing Portal. Those registering early will receive their room assignment at check-in.

Students who are moving in AFTER May 1, 2021 should register at least 1 business day in advance through the Housing Portal. 


WKU Housing Portal


When you are ready to move in to the summer hall, go to Hilltopper Hall and check into a room at the front desk.

The front desk is open 24/7 and available to assign you a room at any time.



Saturday, May 1, 6 PM

All Halls Close

*Except for students pre-registered for Summer Housing.

Hilltopper Hall Opens for Summer Residents

Pre-registered students may begin moving in.

Sunday, May 2, 10 AM

All Halls Close

Summer residents must be completely moved and checked out of their spring assignment. 

Tuesday, August 10, 6 PM

Summer Hall 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 11, Noon

Deadline for Summer Residents to Check Out of Summer Housing

Students can either move off campus or into a fall room assignment.  



Hilltopper Hall Room Amenities

Each room has two of the following (one set per resident; all furniture is movable):

  • Loftable, adjustable twin XL bed

  • Hovering desk - can be positioned anywhere on the bedframe (double room)

  • Free standing desk (single room)

  • Desk chair on casters; 

  • Dresser on casters; fits neatly into closet

  • Soft lounge chair with cabinet arm - cabinet locks (resident provides lock); residents can place chairs together to create a loveseat effect

  • Hovering side table - can be positioned anywhere on bedframe 

  • Closet - electrical outlets inside

  • Trash Bin

  • Recycling Bin 

  • Window Blinds

  • Hotel Style - Bathroom located in room

  • internet - wireless and ethernet access


 Hall Amenities

  • Air Conditioning

  • Elevators

  • Study Lounge

  • Vending Machines

  • Laundry Room - No Additional Charge for Machines

  • Kitchen on every floor

  • Ice Machine

  • TV Lounge

  • Makerspace

  • Dining location on ground floor (Hilltopper Hub)



View Hilltopics Handbook for Residence Hall Living




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 Last Modified 3/25/21