Academic Catalog

EKU Housing and Residence Life

EKU Campus

Karen Peavler Associate Vice President, Student Life
Whitlock Building 552
Phone: (859) 622-1515
Fax: (859) 622-8384

EKU Housing & Residence Life fosters the development, engagement, and success of our residential community by providing an inclusive home that enhances the collegiate experience. Campus living offers opportunities that will help you excel academically, develop leadership skills and connect with life-long friends. You will meet students from all walks of life gathered together as part of a vibrant, close-knit community.

We offer Living Learning Communities (LLCs), which consist of students with similar majors and interests who live on the same floor/floors of a residence hall. Live and learn with others who share your goals, career interests and life passions!

All single, full-time undergraduate students under the age of 21 prior to the first day of classes, having fewer than 60 credit hours, or having lived in a residence hall less than four academic semesters (fall/spring) are required to live in University residence hall facilities. Exception is made for students residing with their parent(s) at their parent’s principle residence within 50 miles of the Richmond campus. Students living with parents must submit a verification form which is available through the housing office or at Students may request exemption to the residency requirement under specific circumstances to the Executive Director.

Each residence hall is equipped with the following services that come as part of the basic room rental rate:

Laundry Rooms

Several washers and dryers are located in every residence hall. EKU Housing and Residence Life offers free laundry.  Each student is given 96 credits each semester to use the machines. It averages out to 3 full washes and 3 full dries per week. While these credits do not roll over to a new semester, you will start each semester with 96 credits no matter your usage.  All residence halls have their own laundry facility within the building.


All rooms come equipped with high-speed internet connections. Wireless network access is also available. For more information about equipping your computer for Internet access, visit

Study Rooms

In most residence halls, are open, quiet rooms in which to study.


All residence halls are serviced with a variety of drink and snack vending machines. The machines are coin operated, and many accept credit card processing as well.

Social, educational, and service-learning programs are offered and organized by Housing & Residence Life staff in all of our residence halls. These programs range from movie nights on the residence hall floors to volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Most often, the RAs on each floor host social programming so that the residents can get to know each other and enjoy their housing experience even more. Many of the Housing & Residence Life programs are open to all campus residents.

EKU Housing & Residence Life has traditional residence halls, enhanced traditional halls, suite style halls, and apartment style halls.

Features include:

  • Large recreation rooms
  • Indoor gas fireplaces
  • Study rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Kitchen and laundry areas
  • Indoor / Outdoor programming space
  • Large and small classrooms space
  • Leadership opportunities

Visit for rates, floor plans and more details.