All North Quad residence halls to be taken offline as Bayliss, Henninger join list

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Macomb (NEWS3) — Western Illinois University announced Tuesday that Bayliss and Henninger residence halls will be taken offline beginning fall 2019.

According to a news release from the university, all first-year students will have the opportunity to live on designated floors at Thompson and Lincoln-Washington halls.

“An added benefit of the upcoming changes is the opportunity for peer mentoring and guidance from upper-class students,” Ron Williams, vice president for student services, said.

Students will be able to select single rooms, super-single rooms, or the traditional double rooms.

Resident assistants and building service workers will be transferred to other halls “as needed,” the statement reads.

Living learning communities will also be moved from their current location.

In October 2018, NEWS3 confirmed that Tanner Hall would be taken offline in fall 2019.

With the addition of Bayliss and Henninger halls, all North Quad halls will be taken offline. Wetzel Hall, the fourth hall that comprised North Quad, was razed in 2012.

The university does not currently have plans to raze North Quad.

NEWS3 will update the story with more information as it becomes available.

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