Welcome to the Alma Clark Glass - Kappa Community, home to Western’s newest residence hall built in 2020.
Set on the hill above campus, Alma Clark and Kappa are a short distance to the Ridgeway Commons and Red Square. The communities are welcoming and have a friendly atmosphere.
In honor of Alma Clark, the first black student to attend Western, Alma Clark Glass Hall provides 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 join this community.
Below you will find information like front desk hours, community updates, floor plans, professional live-in staff, and more.
person Front Desk
Location: Ridgeway Commons
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.
Beds, Twin XL mattresses, chairs, desks and wardrobes
Bed Storage Space (Inches)
Low/High Single : 8.2 – 30.7
*Bed configured to maximum amount of storage space upon arrival
Average double room: approx. 176 sq. ft.
Wardrobe and desk lights, standing lamp.
Please note: actual room layouts may vary.
Alma Clark Glass: RC 127
Kappa: Second floor in main lounge
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
Kappa 250: Main lounge
Kappa 131: TV & game lounge
Kappa 102, 202, 362, 337, 401, 449: 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
Kappa 102, 131, 202, 360, 401, 449: Kitchenettes
Kappa 131: Full kitchen
Professional Live-In Staff
Residential Office Assistant
IA for Pride Housing
IA for Black Affinity Housing
RK 346-364, 427-451