Alma Clark Glass Hall

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.

The new building is sited where Highland Hall and Highland Lounge were previously located, and will extend north toward College Hall.

University Residences is currently in the middle of the construction phase. See the progress via our live cams below!

Live construction cams

Floor Plan

Progress Photos (New additions!) 

Click here to view photos of the latest progress on Alma Clark Glass Hall.


The new hall will have approximately 400 beds and will include:


  • Laundry
  • Storage
  • Lounges
  • Common Kitchens
  • Kitchenettes in some units
  • Study areas

Construction is scheduled for completion in July 2021 and students are slated to move into the new building fall 2021.

Please see the graphic below for an estimated project timeline.

Note: Completion dates are subject to change. Check back to see updated timelines and information.

Visit Shape the Future of Housing and Dining at Western to see how the new hall will impact Western’s long term plans.

Site Analysis and Program Verification

The new building will be sited where Highland Hall and Highland Lounge are currently located, and will extend north toward College Hall.

Completed: March 2019

Design and Cost of Project Finalized

Western is currently in the design phase; working to determine the features and amenities of the building based on a fixed budget.

Completed: Fall 2019.

Construction Begins

Once design and budget have been determined, Western will break ground for construction. Prior to the beginning of construction, University Residences will provide information on how the project will impact the WWU community.

Anticipated Construction Start Dates: Between August 2019 – January 2020.

Construction Ends

After construction is complete, University Residences will begin commissioning and furnishing the new residence hall.

Anticipated Completion Date: July 2021

Students Move In

Western’s newest building is tentatively scheduled to open for the first time prior to the start of fall 2021.

Fall 2021 Move-In Day: September 19, 2021

Student Staff

Cit Alcaide

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Resident Advisor

Carlos Barajas-Zamora

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Resident Advisor

Victoria Bentley

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Resident Advisor

Sam Carvalho

Sam poses and smiles against a green background of trees

Resident Advisor

Sebastian Doll

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Resident Advisor

Maria Gonzalez

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Resident Advisor

Paul Helmich

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Resident Advisor

Owen Middleton

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Resident Advisor

Rowan Schutz

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Resident Advisor

Andrew Takemura

Andrew sits and smiles on a gravel path lined with colorful flowers

Resident Advisor