Alma Clark Glass Hall
In December, 2020, Western’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved naming the University’s new residence hall, after Alma Clark Glass, the first Black student to attend Western. In her honor, Alma Clark Glass Hall will provide Black Affinity Housing as well as other themed living groups that are represented in this 400-bed residence hall. All students interested in themed living groups and committed to the goals of the program are encouraged to apply.
The new building sits where Highland Hall and Highland Lounge were previously located, and extends north toward College Hall.
Students moved in during September move-in September 16-19, 2021. The student dedication celebration was held on October 6, 2021, and the dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, October 7.
person Front Desk
Location: Ridgeway Commons
Normal Desk Hours: 1:00 - 9:00 PM
Desk phone: 360-650-3032
lock Locked out?
Call 360-650-NEED (6333)
mail Mailing Address
Hall name + room number
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Alma Clark Glass Hall Video Tour
Video featuring a virtual "tour" of Alma Clark Glass Hall, WWU's first new residence hall in over 40 years. Alma Clark Glass Hall is a 400-bed residence hall in Western's north campus Ridgeway Complex, and is named after WWU's first black student, Alma Clark Glass, who attended New Whatcom Normal School (as it was called at the time) in 1906.
Alma Clark Glass: RC 127
ACG 284, 384, 484: 2 washers, 2 dryers and a laundry sink.
ACG 416: 8 washers, 8 dryers and a laundry sink.
Kappa Room 254 (across from front desk)
Ridgeway Commons 127
See ResTek for more information.
Vending Machines (still to arrive)
165 and 416
ACG 167: Main Lounge
ACG 165: Small Lounge
ACG 278, 378, 478: Floor Lounges
ACG 440: Community Lounge
ACG 435, 510, 610, 710: Floor Lounges
ACG 535, 554,635, 654, 735, 754: Single Studies
ACG 164: Group Study
ACG 278, 378, 478: Floor Kitchens
ACG 440: Community Kitchen
ACG 435, 510, 610, 710: Floor Kitchens
Professional Live-In Staff
Residential Office Assistant
IA for Pride Housing
IA for Black Affinity Housing