All of WKU's residence halls have been renovated in the past 10 years, which is something most places can't say. All facilities are nice and clean, and each has their strong points. Some, like Minton Hall, are right in the center of campus. Others, like Poland and McCormack, are single-sex dorms, and then there are dorms like Northeast, which are a little larger than others. Overall, there are tons of different options, and they all offer students the chance to be close to their classes and not worry about parking every day.
Besides convenience and parking, the social environment of the dorms also provides a reason to stay in contact. The close proximity allows students to be in contact with many people, be close to people in their classes, attend on-campus events, and attend events put on by their residence halls, as well. Each building has a certain number of programs created by the RAs to get people involved and to get them to have a good time without leaving the building. Though many people choose to live off campus as upperclassmen because of cost, the dorms are definitely not a place to fear or hate.