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.

Need Help?

person Front Desk

Location: Ridgeway Commons

Desk Hours: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Desk phone: 360-650-3032

lock Locked out?

Call 360-650-NEED (6333)

Available 24/7

mail Mailing Address

Resident's Name

Hall name + room number

516 High Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

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

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.

Kappa Tour

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

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Mailboxes

Alma Clark Glass: RC 127

Kappa: Second floor in main lounge

Bike Storage

Alma Clark Glass: Covered Bike Storage

Kappa: Outdoor Bike Storage

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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

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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

Lalo Torres-Ochoa
He/They

Lalo smiling in front of stairs

Assistant Resident Director

torrese5@wwu.edu

Office: RK 253

Student Staff

Kate Campbell
She/Her/Hers 

Kate smiles through beams of sunlight

Residential Office Assistant

campb88@wwu.edu

9013956675

Sam Carvalho
She/Her/Hers 

Sam poses and smiles against a green background of trees

Resident Advisor

carvals@wwu.edu

CG 541-559

Fox Cunningham
He/Him She/Her 

Fox Cunnigham stands in a tree

Resident Advisor

cunnin6@wwu.edu

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Fraol Debele
She/Her/Hers 

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

Resident Advisor

debelef@wwu.edu

Teagan English
She/They 

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Resident Advisor

englist2@wwu.edu

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Cynthia Gonzalez-Manueles
She/Her/Hers 

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Resident Advisor

gonzal75@wwu.edu

Jack Harjehausen
He/Him/His 

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Resident Advisor

rigdonj@wwu.edu

CG 261-291

Kate Haverstick
She/Her/Hers 

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Resident Advisor

haversk2@wwu.edu

Raven Heggins
She/Her/Hers 

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Inclusion Assistant

hegginr@wwu.edu

Paul Helmich
He/Him/His 

Paul Heimlich smiles

Resident Advisor

helmicp@wwu.edu

CG 741-759

Aodhan Jibril
He/Him/His 

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Resident Advisor

jibrila@wwu.edu

Kylajiah Mathis
She/Her/Hers 

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Resident Advisor

mathisk3@wwu.edu

Emily Mollica
She/Her/Hers 

Emily smiles while sitting inside a vehicle

Resident Advisor

mollice@wwu.edu

David Okabayashi
He/Him/His 

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Resident Advisor

okabayd@wwu.edu

Jason Peters
He/Him/His 

Jason smiles with bright blue sky in the background

Resident Advisor

peter410@wwu.edu

Ellie Ross
She/Her/Hers 

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Resident Advisor

rosse6@wwu.edu

Katherine Skelly
She/Her/Hers 

Katherine Skelly

Resident Advisor

skellyk@wwu.edu

701-718