New Residence Hall

The new Residence Hall location has officially been announced! The new building will be sited where Highland Hall and Highland Lounge are currently located.

University Residences is now in phase II of the project, approved on Nov. 24 2017. The design and cost of the new building will be finalized in August. Construction is scheduled to begin following the completion of the design and cost phase.

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

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

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.

March 2019
Site Analysis and program verification
Design and cost of project finalized
Aug. 2019
2019 - 2020
Construction begins
Construction completed
July 2021
Sep. 2021
Students move in to new building

Western is currently finalizing the location for a new residence hall.

Anticipated Completion Date: March 2019.

Once the location has been finalized, Western will begin the design phase; working to determine the features and amenities of the building based on a fixed budget.

Anticipated Completion Date: August 2019.

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.

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

Anticipated Completion Date: July 2021

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