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August 14-15

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Move In

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is WKU's transition program for all new undergraduate students and is designed to help you smoothly transition to your new life as a Hilltopper. M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan takes place August 14-19, 2023. 

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Friday, August 18

Residence Halls Open

All residence halls open at 8 AM for all new and returning students not participating in M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan.

View Move-In Guide

Monday, August 21

Fall Semester Classes Begin
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Tuesday, September 5

Room Change Requests Begin

Room change requests are accepted through the Housing Portal.

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October 1-14

WKU Apartments Application Open

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn More

Wednesday, November 22

Halls close at 10 AM for Thanksgiving Break*

All halls close for Thanksgiving Break except Hilltopper and Rodes Harlin Halls. 

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November 22-24

Thanksgiving Break

University closed.

Sunday, November 26

Halls reopen at Noon.
 

December 4-7

Friday, December 8

Halls Close for Winter Break at 6 PM

All residence halls, except Hilltopper and Rodes Harlin Halls, close for Winter Break.

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Friday, January 12

Halls Reopen at 8 AM

All residence halls reopen for the spring semester.

Tuesday, January 16

Spring Semester Classes Begin
View Academic Calendar 

Friday, January 19

Spring Room Change Requests Begin at 7 AM

Room change requests are accepted through the Housing Portal.

Learn More

February 1-14

WKU Apartments Application Open

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn More

Thursday, February 15

Room Change Requests End
 

February 26-March 1

Phase 1 | Renew Your Housing for 2024-2025

Students Returning to On-Campus Housing for 2024-2025

During Phase 1 you can choose to stay in the same room, add a roommate, and update your housing application.

Learn More & Renew

March 11-31

Phase 2 | Renew Your Housing for 2024-2025

Students Returning to On-Campus Housing for 2024-2025

During Phase 2 you can select a new room, add a roommate, join a hall waitlist, and update your housing application.

Learn More & Renew

Friday, March 15

Halls close at 6 PM for Spring Break*

All halls close at 6 PM for Spring Break except McCormack and Rodes Harlin Halls.

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March 18-22

Spring Break

Spring Break - no classes. University offices are closed March 20-22.

Sunday, March 24

Halls reopen at Noon
 

Monday, April 1

Advanced Registration for Summer Housing Opens

Advanced registration is required for residents who will be moving directly into summer school housing from their Spring assignment on Friday, May 3, 2024.

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

Students who are moving in AFTER May 3, 2024 should register at least 1 business day in advance through the Housing Portal. 

Learn More | Summer Housing

April 29-May 2

Friday, May 3

All Halls Close at 6 PM

All residence halls close and residents must checkout of their rooms. 

Move Out Instructions

 

Friday, May 3, 6 PM - 10 AM Saturday, May 4

Summer Hall Move-In

Students living on campus during the summer will move into the summer hall.

All summer hall residents must be chceked out of their spring assignment before 10 AM, Saturday, May 4. 

Summer Hall Information 

 

August 12-13

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan Move In

M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan is WKU's transition program for all new undergraduate students and is designed to help you smoothly transition to your new life as a Hilltopper. M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan takes place August 13-17, 2024. 

Learn More

Friday, August 16

Residence Halls Open

All residence halls open at 8 AM for all new and returning students not participating in M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan.

View Move-In Guide

Monday, August 19

Fall Semester Classes Begin
View Academic Calendar

Tuesday, September 3

Room Change Requests Begin

Room change requests are accepted through the Housing Portal.

Learn More

October 1-14

WKU Apartments Application Open

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn More

Wednesday, November 27

Halls close at 10 AM for Thanksgiving Break*

All halls close for Thanksgiving Break except Pearce Ford Tower, Meredith, and Zacharias Halls.

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November 27-29

Thanksgiving Break

University closed.

Saturday, November 30

Halls reopen at Noon
 

December 2-5

Friday, December 6

Halls Close for Winter Break at 6 PM

All residence halls, except Pearce Ford Tower, Meredith Hall, and Zacharias Hall. 

Students in PFT, ME, & ZA who plan to stay over the break will need to opt-in to extended living housing to retain building access. More information forthcoming. 

View Instructions

Friday, January 17

Halls Reopen at 8 AM

All residence halls reopen for the spring semester.

Tuesday, January 21

Spring Semester Classes Begin
View Academic Calendar 

Friday, January 24

Spring Room Change Requests Begin at 7 AM

Room change requests are accepted through the Housing Portal.

Learn More

February 1-14

WKU Apartments Application Open

The WKU Apartments offer premiere, fully furnished two-bedroom and one-bedroom options for students with more than 60 credit hours who desire an apartment experience while living on the Hill.

Learn More

Thursday, February 13

Room Change Requests End
 

February 24-28

Phase 1 | Renew Your Housing for 2025-2026

Students Returning to On-Campus Housing for 2025-2026

During Phase 1 you can choose to stay in the same room, add a roommate, and update your housing application.

Learn More & Renew

March 10-31

Phase 2 | Renew Your Housing for 2025-2026

Students Returning to On-Campus Housing for 2025-2026

During Phase 2 you can select a new room, add a roommate, join a hall waitlist, and update your housing application.

Learn More & Renew

Friday, March 14

Halls close at 6 PM for Spring Break*

All halls close at 6 PM for Spring Break except Pearce Ford Tower, Meredith Hall, and Zacharias Hall. 

Learn More

March 17-21

Spring Break

Spring Break - no classes. University offices are closed March 19-21.

Sunday, March 23

Halls reopen at Noon
 

Monday, April 1

Advanced Registration for Summer Housing Opens

Advanced registration is required for residents who will be moving directly into summer school housing from their Spring assignment on Friday, May 9, 2025.

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

Students who are moving in AFTER May 9, 2025 should register at least 1 business day in advance through the Housing Portal. 

Learn More | Summer Housing

May 5-8

Friday, May 9

All Halls Close at 6 PM

All residence halls close and residents must checkout of their rooms. 

Move Out Instructions

Friday, May 9, 6 PM - 10 AM Saturday, May 10

Summer Hall Move-In

Students living on campus during the summer will move into the summer hall.

All summer hall residents must be chceked out of their spring assignment before 10 AM, Saturday, May 10. 

Summer Hall Information 

 


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