Alma Clark Glass Hall welcomes its first students next month

Official opening celebrations will be in October
Window magazine staff

About 400 students moving onto campus in September will be the first to live in Western’s newest residence, Alma Clark Glass Hall, named for Western’s first Black student.

The new 85,000 square foot building on the Ridge replaces Highland Hall and Highland Hall Lounge, and will include Western’s first Black Affinity Housing, a caring, connected community for Black-identified students. The residence hall will also have a series of ramps and an elevator to make the Ridge ADA-accessible for the first time.

Alma Clark Glass attended Western in 1906 and became a founding member of the Seattle chapter of the NAACP in 1913. She was also a member of the Seattle Urban League board of directors in 1946.

Official opening celebrations for Clark Glass Hall will be in October, after student residents have settled in.

Photo by Matt Jones '21