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How secure are the halls? Can anyone get into my hall?

Anyone who lives in a residence hall can enter their hall with their KU Card. Anyone who does not live in the residence hall, scholarship hall, or apartment complex must be escorted by a resident.

Halls are locked to anyone who does not have a valid KU Card.

Here are the other security precautions in the KU Department of Student Housing:

• Residents must scan their identification card to enter their building

• Student security staff members walk throughout buildings from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

• Resident Assistants and professional staff on call 24/7

• Security cameras at entrances and exits to all buildings

• Health and safety checks performed each semester in all rooms

• KU Public Safety patrols campus

• Here is the annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources.

• Here is KU’s meningitis vaccination policy for students living on campus.

• Residents are responsible for reading and following policies in the Student Housing Handbook.


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More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
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— College Board
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