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, and will extend north toward College Hall.

University Residences is currently finalizing the design and cost of the new residence hall (see graphic below). Construction is scheduled to begin in August, following the end of the design and cost phase.

During the design and cost phase, Housing has marked off fenced off the construction zone during the demolition of Highland Hall, which may impact traffic routes along with the waste and recycling collection stations.

See Western Today for construction information.

View North from Ridgeway Commons parking lot
New Residence Hall Live Stream from Ridgeway Commons parking lot. (2 Second Delay)
View South from Construction Site
New Residence Hall Live Stream from Ridgeway Commons parking lot. (2 Second Delay)

 

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.

Anticipated Completion Date: 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