Northern Arizona University (NAU) opened McKay Village in August 2006. This Central Campus residence hall consists of twelve buildings containing 132 apartments for up to 444 students. Its color scheme, roof line, and design reflect early 20th century Craftsman Bungalow style. McKay offers the amenities of an apartment, including larger living spaces and laundries, while still living on campus.
McKay Village accommodates sophomores and upperclassmen. Residents can live in a two, three, or four bedroom layout. Units provide private bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, dining and living area, and washer and dryer.
NAU named the hall after Kay McKay, a long-standing education supporter and NAU alumna. McKay founded Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Flagstaff with her husband in 1967 and is currently the executive director.