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Southwest Hall

WKU Southwest Hall

About Southwest Hall

  • Co-ed Residence Hall
  • Upperclassmen
  • Honors Housing

Southwest Hall was originally constructed in 1957 as two separate halls but was combined in 2002 to become one. Southwest houses 300 upper class men and women on three floors and is located in the center of campus on the Charles Keown Plaza. The main Housing & Residence Life office is located in this building across from the Minton Hall entrance.

Southwest Hall is undergoing renovations to create an even better on-campus living experience. During the 2016-2017 academic year, the building is split into two separate wings as follows: 

South Wing

Mailing Addres: 1591 Normal Street

1st Floor: Rooms 100-127

2nd Floor: Rooms 200-227

3rd Floor: Rooms 300-327

Lobby entrance is on Normal Street


West Wing

Mailing Address: 1587 Normal Street

1st Floor: Rooms 128-155

2nd Floor: Rooms 228-255

3rd Floor: Rooms 328-355

Lobby entrance is on Centennal Mall/Keown Plaza

Room Features

  • Movable Furniture (one set per resident):
    • 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: 15' 8" x 11' 9"
  • Window Blinds - Window dimensions:  Length: 47.5", Width: 83"
  • Cable TV
  • Internet (Wireless and Ethernet Access)

Hall Features

  • Air Conditioned
  • Study Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Laundry Room
  • Kitchen on Every Floor
  • Private and Semi Private Bathrooms
  • Front Desk Open 24/7
  • In-Hall Social and Educational Opportunities


These rates are for double occupancy rooms. The private room rate is 1.25 times the double rate. 

Fall 2017: $2,515

Spring 2018: $2,515

2016-2017 Hall Staff

Residence Hall Director

Lydia Blankenship

Lydia Blankenship

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 Last Modified 3/29/17