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Summer Term Housing


The Residence Hall for the 2018 summer sessions is Bemis Lawrence 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.




Room Occupancy Rate
Double Occupancy $135 per week
Private* $202 per week

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



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

  • May 25, 2018
  • June 22, 2018
  • July 20, 2018
  • August 3, 2018

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.

You can make a payment by:

  • Coming to the Housing & Residence Life office located in Southwest Hall from from May 14-August 17, 2018; office hours are 7:30am - 4pm, Monday through Thursday and 7:30 - 12:30 on Fridays.
  • Calling HRL at (270) 745-3143 and make a payment with a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Diners Club
  • 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 



Whenever you are ready to move in to the summer hall, go to Bemis Lawrence 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 Friday, August 17, 2018).



Advanced registration is required for those residents who will be moving directly into summer school housing from their Spring assignment on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Advanced registration will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Department of Housing and Residence Life located in Southwest Hall, and will continue until Friday, May 11, 2018.



Sunday, May 13, 2018



8 AM - The summer hall (Bemis Lawrence Hall) opens for summer school students to begin moving in.

10 AM - All residence halls close. Everyone must be completely moved and checked out of their spring assignment unless they are registered for summer school housing.

1 PM - All residence halls close and summer school move in is complete. All students must be out of their spring assignment.



Thursday, August 16, 2018

6 PM - Summer school residents begin moving to the Fall 2018 room assignment



Friday, August 17, 2018

Noon - Deadline for summer school residents to be out of summer housing and either move into a fall room assignment will be billed for intercession housing through August 23, 2018 at a cost of $135.



Room Amenities

Each room has two of the folliowing (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



David Baskett

Coordinator for Facilities

(270) 745-3125 | david.baskett@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 12/6/18