Mailing address: 420 West 11th St., Lawrence Kansas 66045 

Phone: (country code +1) 785-864-4182


KU’s first residence hall, Corbin, sits on a historic ridge near the site where the University’s first building was built in 1866. Floor plans are diverse and rooms have a variety of dimensions. The Corbin guest policy is more specific than other residence halls because it is a women-only residence hall. KU Student Housing is planning for a restoration of Corbin Hall in the future.

Traditional two-person room in Corbin

Traditional Corbin room

Studying in Corbin Hall

Lofted beds in traditional two-person room

Corbin lobby

Corbin lobby features fireplace, baby grand piano, large screen television

Traditional two-person room with lofted beds

Three-person room with sink, Corbin

Studying in a floor lobby in Corbin

Three person room, Corbin Hall


South Corbin was built prior to room standardization and has a variety of room and sink configurations

Contributing to Academics

  • Wireless Internet
  • Study space on each floor
  • Classroom for math and PRE classes in GSP next door
  • Print your class assignments at the "print anywhere" stations in your hall


Your Room

  • Bed-lofting is optional from third-party vendor
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Built-in cabinets/storage
  • Dresser
  • Most rooms have standard size twin beds.


Your Hall

  • Located near Memorial Stadium and the Kansas Union
  • Mostly double and triple rooms
  • 290 women
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • KU card-operated laundry areas
  • Limited hours for guest visitation
  • South Corbin was built prior to room standardization and has a variety of room and sink configurations
  • Opened in 1923; expanded in 1951; updated public areas 1990s, 2000s


Have Fun Here

  • Traditions Week every April
  • Located between Memorial Stadium and Downtown Lawrence

Alan J. C. Jones
Complex Director


Mallory Riley
Administrative Assistant

Updates on new Oswald, Self Halls

New Hall Mockup

More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,200 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million gift from schol hall alum Carl Krehbiel funded newest hall
Options include suites, traditional rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
62 student housing buildings on about 100 acres across the KU campus
Two new halls will open in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet