Alma Clark Glass Hall

ALMA CLARK GLASS-KAPPA COMMUNITY

THE RIDGE

The 4 Floors of Alma Clark Glass

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.

Ridgeway Photo Tour

Need Help?

person Front Desk

Location: Ridgeway Commons

Desk Hours: 1-9pm daily

Desk phone: 360-650-3032

lock Locked out?

Call 360-650-NEED (6333)

Available 24/7

help Other assistance

7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday - Friday:

phone 360-650-3555
WWU Police Non-Emergency

Saturday & Sunday:

phone 360-935-1310
Resident Advisor On-Call

9 p.m. - 7 a.m.

phone 360-935-1310
Resident Advisor On-Call

Construction Project Updates

mail Mailing Address

Resident's Name
Hall name + room number
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Room Layouts and Tours

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.

 

Room Layout

Kappa Video Tour

Video featuring a virtual "tour" of Ridgeway Kappa.

Room Layout

Furnishing 
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

Room Dimensions 
Average double room: approx. 176 sq. ft.

Flooring 
Vinyl tile

Lighting 
Wardrobe and desk lights, standing lamp.

Please note: actual room layouts may vary.

Features

markunread_mailbox

Mailboxes

Alma Clark Glass: RC 127

Kappa: Second floor in main lounge

Bike Storage

Alma Clark Glass: Covered Bike Storage

Kappa: Outdoor Bike Storage

local_laundry_service

Laundry Rooms

ACG 284, 384, 484: 2 washers, 2 dryers and a laundry sink.

ACG 416: 8 washers, 8 dryers and a laundry sink.

Kappa 128

desktop_windows

Computer Labs

Kappa Room 254 (across from front desk)
Ridgeway Commons 127
See ResTek for more information.

pets

Pet Wash

ACG 418

local_drink

Vending Machines (still to arrive)

165 and 416

fireplace

Lounges

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

meeting_room

Studies

ACG 535, 554,635, 654, 735, 754: Single Studies

ACG 164: Group Study

kitchen

Kitchens

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

Thurman Clark
He/Him

Thurman Clark

Supervising Resident Director

clarkt26@wwu.edu

Office: CG 449

Student Staff

Sam Carvalho
She/Her/Hers 

Sam smiles at the camera with a backdrop of the ocean behind her

Resident Advisor

carvals@wwu.edu

Hannah Cox
She/Her/Hers 

Hannah smiles at camera with glaciers in the background

Resident Advisor

coxh3@wwu.edu

Fraol Debele
She/Her/Hers 

Fraol smiles with blue sky and the space needle in the background

Resident Advisor

debelef@wwu.edu

Mahle Dunham
She/Her/Hers 

Mahle smiling in front of a window

Inclusion Assistant

dunhamm4@wwu.edu

Onika Estrada
She/They 

Onika sitting on the steps of Higginson Hall

Inclusion Assistant

estrado@wwu.edu

Kai Fischer
He/Him/His 

Kai smiles

Resident Advisor

fischek6@wwu.edu

Neisha Gaskins
She/Her/Hers 

Neisha smiling

Resident Advisor

gaskinn@wwu.edu

Lily Hale
She/Her/Hers 

Hale smiles

Resident Advisor

halec3@wwu.edu

Ariel Hall
She/Her/Hers 

Ariel smiles

Resident Advisor

halla40@wwu.edu

Grant Hill
He/They 

Grant smiles from a hammock

Resident Advisor

hillg6@wwu.edu

Alexa Johnson
She/He/They 

Alexa smiling

Resident Advisor

john315@wwu.edu

Kendal Kolasinski
She/Her/Hers 

Kendal smiling

Resident Advisor

kolasik@wwu.edu

Brooklyn Lindsay-Taylor
They/Them/Theirs 

Brooklyn smiles

Resident Advisor

lindseb2@wwu.edu

Maia Luther
She/Her/Hers 

Maia on a sunny day beneath a bridge

Resident Advisor

lutherm@wwu.edu

Ellie Ross
She/Her/Hers 

Ellie smiling for the camera

Resident Advisor

rosse6@wwu.edu

Aiden Simons
He/Him/His 

Aiden smiling with baby goat in his arms

Resident Advisor

simonsa6@wwu.edu

Da Stuart
He/Him/His 

Da sitting in front of a fountain

Resident Advisor

stuartd3@wwu.edu