Academic Catalog

EKU Housing and Residence Life

EKU Campus

Karen Peavler, Interim Executive Director
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:

Cable Television

All major network and major cable stations are offered with any cable-ready television at no cost. Enhanced services and premium channels are available at an additional charge. For additional information, contact the College Cable Services, Inc. at 800-472-2054 ext. 222.

Phone Services

Basic phone service is provided for all residents. Each room is equipped with one phone line. Residents are asked to provide their own touch tone phone. In order to dial long distance, students may use any calling card. Enhanced phone features are available at an additional charge. For additional information on enhanced services or long distance, contact EKU Telecommunication Services at (859) 622-1903.

Laundry Rooms

Several washers and dryers are located in every residence hall. All the machines are operated by coin or Colonel Dollars. All laundry machines are free for on campus residents.


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

Study Rooms

Within 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 University Housing 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 University Housing programs are open to all campus residents.

EKU Housing & Residence Life has traditional residence halls, enhanced traditional halls (each room has built-in wardrobes and a sink), 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.