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Summer Term Housing


The Residence Hall for the 2019 summer sessions is Rodes Harlin Hall, open May 11-August 14, 2019.


Additionally, Hilltopper Hall will open July 7, 2019 and is available as an option for students who have a fall assignment in Hilltopper Hall. 



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.



 Rodes Harlin Hall

Room Occupancy Rate
Double Occupancy $140 per week
Private* $210 per week

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

 Hilltopper Hall

Room Occupancy Rate
Double Occupancy $175 per week
Private Not Available



In order to maintain summer residency, regular payments are due throughout the summer according to the following due dates:

  • May 24, 2019

  • June 21, 2019

  • July 19, 2019

  • August 2, 2019

Failure to make a payment on the assigned dates may result in termination of the agreement and the student will have 48 hours to check out of the residence hall unless prior approval is granted by the Department of Housing & Residence Life. 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

You can make a payment by:

  • Visiting the Housing & Residence Life office located in Southwest Hall from from May 14-August 16, 2019; office hours are 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday.

  • Calling HRL at (270) 745-3143 and make a payment with a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Diners Club card

  • Mailing a check or money order to our office at:
Housing & Residence Life
Southwest Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11093
Bowling Green, KY 42101

*Please make a note that the check/money order is for Summer Housing and include your WKU ID#



When you are ready to move in to the summer hall, go to Rodes Harlin Hall or 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.

Payment information will be available to you at check in. Stay as little or as long as you need (summer hall closes at noon on Wednesday, August 14, 2019). Intercession housing is available (see below).



Advanced registration is required for those residents who will be moving directly into summer school housing from their Spring assignment on Saturday, May 11, 2019.


Advanced registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Department of Housing and Residence Life located in Southwest Hall, and will continue until Friday, May 10, 2019.



Saturday, May 11, 6 PM

All Halls Close

*Except for students pre-registered for Summer Housing.

Rodes Harlin Opens for Summer Residents

Pre-registered students may begin moving in.

Sunday, May 12, 10 AM

All Halls Close

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

Sunday, July 7, 10 AM

Hilltopper Hall Opens for Summer Residents

*Available only to students who have a Fall 2019 Hilltopper Hall assignment.

Tuesday, August 13, 6 PM

Rodes Harlin 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 Rodes Harlin and return their key.

Wednesday, August 14, Noon

Deadline for Summer Residents to Check Out of Summer Housing

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

All summer students moving into a fall assignment will be billed for intersession housing through August 22, 2019 at a cost of $140, or $175 for Hilltopper Hall.




Rodes Harlin Hall Room Amenities

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

  • 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 Dimensions: 16' x 11'8"

Each room has cable access (TV and cable cord not provided), and internet (wireless and ethernet access)

 Hall Amenities

  • Air Conditioning

  • Elevators

  • Study Lounge

  • Vending Machines

  • Laundry Room 

  • Kitchen on every floor

  • Ice Machine

  • TV Lounge

  • Community Bathrooms 



View Hilltopics Handbook for Residence Hall Living



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