Aurora University has opened a new residence hall, supporting the university’s mission to enrich campus life through diversity and inclusivity.
The five-story building, named West Hall, functions as both a living and a learning center. It offers 70 resident rooms, study rooms on every floor, and a fitness center. This student residence is oriented towards juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in AU’s Pathways program for individuals with autism.
The university’s Betty Parke Tucker Center for Neurodiversity is located on the ground floor and includes offices for Pathways program staff and educational spaces for Pathways students.
By housing both students in the Pathways program and those who are not, the building is designed to foster a community that is supportive and inclusive.