Welcome to Battenfeld Hall
From the unique hall mascot (an aardvark) to the hall crest, Battenfeld residents are proud of their individuality and long traditions. Battenfeld, home to about 50 men, opened in 1940 as KU's first men's scholarship hall and was updated in 2018.
The hall is a gift of Jesse R. Sr. and Margaret Battenfeld to honor their son, John Curry Battenfeld. He was a KU student who was killed in a car accident in December 1939. Margaret Battenfeld later married Dr. Edward Hashinger, a KU medical school faculty member, and Margaret Hashinger Hall on Daisy Hill is named in her honor.
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Battenfeld Hall has the largest front lawn in the scholarship hall community and it's traditionally used to host the opening events for the Schol Hall Olympics. Battenfeld's backyard deck is a popular addition that was built by the "B-felders." The hall has wireless internet, free laundry, and an academic resource center with computers, printers, and study aids.
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Battenfeld features two-, three-, and four-man rooms. The beds are lofted and mattresses are extra long twin (36" x 80"). All rooms are furnished with window blinds, and a desk with desk chair for each resident. The main building has closets; in "the annex" the closet space is a free-standing armoire.