2022 WKU Housing Fair a success

Cherry Creative’s 2022 spring WKU Housing Fair returned to campus inside Downing Student Union as an in-person event this week and was a success for students, apartment owners and Student Publications.

It was the third spring housing fair to be in person since the event launched in February 2019. The 2021 event was a virtual housing fair because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The housing fair brings apartment complexes that cater to WKU students to campus for a one-day event where students can check out each of the communities, compare costs and amenities and consider their future housing options in a no-pressure environment where they cannot be pushed to sign a lease. WKU’s Housing and Residence Life also participates as a partner with WKU Student Publications.

Workers from Midtown on Center Street prepare their booth for the WKU Housing Fair.

In addition to WKU HRL, the following apartment communities participated in the fair, held on Feb. 23: Campus Pointe, The Columns, The Crown, Midtown, Muse, The Registry and Walk2Campus.

The spring housing fair is held each February in Downing Student Union. We added a fall housing fair, outdoors on Centennial Mall, this year as well.

The housing fair marries the festival-like event, with give-aways and door-prize drawings, with the College Heights Herald’s Housing Guide and our apartment website, WKUApartments.com. It has become one of our largest revenue producers supporting our revenue-dependent operations.

A worker from Muse, on Russellville Road by the railroad overpass, talks to a student at the WKU Housing Fair.