Mailing address: 420 West 11th St., Lawrence Kansas 66045
Phone: (country code +1) 785-864-4182

Corbin Hall will be closed beginning in May 2017 and remain closed for the 2017-18 school year for a restoration. It is scheduled to reopen in August 2018. Students may sign contract for 2018-19 school year starting in September 2017.
The estimated $13.5 million restoration will include renovation of the main entry, all student rooms, restrooms, and other public spaces. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems not already upgraded will be replaced. Corbin Hall was constructed in two phases, with the original building completed in 1923 and a north addition completed in 1951. It has 149 rooms, including a mix of single, double, and triple rooms, and houses only women.

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.

Spring, outside Corbin

Studying for finals, Corbin living room

Corbin living room, with front desk in background

Corbin living room

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

  • Lofted beds
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Built-in cabinets/storage
  • Dresser
  • All beds are extra-long twin size


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


Julie D'Auteuil
Administrative Assistant

Becky Starke
Assistant Complex Director

New apartments open 2018!
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
5,100 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 alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities