Living Here

Explore Life at CEV Bowling Green

This isn’t about student housing. CEV Bowling green is about student living.

Life at CEV in Bowling Green is bound to be a rewarding experience. Students often choose WKU and other colleges in the area simply because the city of Bowling Green has so much to offer. Not only will your student apartment provide you with a home-like atmosphere and neighbors a lot like you, but the area itself also has many attributes to boast. Prime shopping opportunities, great food of every kind, excellent entertainment venues—you name it and it can be found in Bowling Green.

Your Day Begins in Your Own Private Space

Unlike in a dorm room, your morning in your CEV student apartment begins in your own private space. Get up, get dressed, and get your day started without contending with a moody roommate; the space in your bedroom is all yours. Every apartment contains a private bedroom space for each housemate.

Get a Boost for the Morning at Local Coffee Shops

Feeling a little sluggish after a late-night cramming session? No worries! You can grab a quick cup of joe or a cappuccino on your way to class without going too far. McDonald’s is just across the street, Waffle House is a few steps from that, and there’s a Starbuck’s and Einstein Bros. Bagels on College Heights Boulevard less than a mile away. In the mood for a fresh pastry with your cup of go-go juice? Check out The Great American Donut Shop. Whether you want a simple cup on the go or a nice nook to study while you sip and get your day started, there’s a place for you to start your day.

Multiple Options for Commute from CEV Bowling Green

Getting where you need to be from CEV Bowling Green is easy, whether it’s to campus for class or across town for an appointment. You have a full list of transportation options as a resident in the village. Shuttle services are provided free to residents in CEV to and from campus at WKU. Plus, there’s a bus stop right on WKU campus and Uber and Lyft are both available in the city of Bowling Green as well. If these transportation options aren’t suitable or available when you need them, there are multiple private taxi services in the area as well.

Studying at Home for the Day?

Many students take advantage of online courses when they’re available, and studying at home is a good way to get some peace and quiet for full concentration, especially at CEV. The computer lounge is always open in the village and makes an excellent place to get some work done, and there are numerous spots to prop up with your laptop or a book.

Get Your Workout In

You’ve got your studying done for the day, so get your cardio in by heading to the on-site fitness center at CEV Bowling Green. Students who live here can jump on one of the available state-of-the-art treadmills, exercise bikes, or elliptical workout machines and get their blood pumping. When the weather permits, a quick swim in the pool at CEV is a good workout as well. The close proximity to the WKU campus means students can also head over to campus to get in a good workout, whether it is a quick run on one of the tracks or otherwise.

Dinner & Leisure in Bowling Green

You don’t have to look far to find something good for dinner in the neighborhood as a student resident at CEV. Just about any kind of food you can imagine is within reach, from Chinese to Italian to American favorites. The Bike Rack Bistro is a big area favorite, but Panda Express and Zaxby’s are just as delightful, and there are many more to add to the list. After dinner, head over to Fountain Square Park for a stroll or the Corvette Museum to have a look around.

Don't Forget Weekend Entertainment in Bowling Green

The city of Bowling Green comes to life on weekends. There are numerous festivals and community-hosted activities students can enjoy. The A-Frame is a popular place to catch live concerts and indoor entertainment on most weekends, and you may even want to head over to campus to see the WKU Hilltoppers live in action. From music and concerts to sports and cool activities, you’d have a hard time not finding something to do on any given weekend in Bowling Green.

Nearby Shopping Opportunities

Any shopaholic would be well suited in Bowling Green. There is no shortage of shopping plazas housing all the favorite stores or funky little boutiques and secondhand stores. The Greenwood Mall is a favorite local hangout for shoppers every day of the week, and the mall is home to places like American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Claire’s, and GameStop. The Antique Mall at Flealand is a good place to find something unique, and back Down South is a sure place to find an outfit when you want to look like a true stylish Kentuckian.

Explore Life in Bowling Green for Yourself

As a new student who opts for off-campus housing at CEV Bowling Green, you’ll have all kinds of fun exploring life in the area. Locals are inviting, many of them prior WKU students themselves, and they are always ready to lend a hand or strike up a conversation. Bowling Green is a perfect collaboration of bustling urban activity and laid-back hospitality that the state of Kentucky is most known to offer. It won’t take long to feel right at home—no matter where you’re from.