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We’d love to help you think about the housing that best fits your needs.

Your answers on this page will provide information about specific on-campus housing options so you can narrow down your choices.

Think about which amenities are most important to you. There are several ways to think about levels of privacy, for instance, or location, affordability and special interests. Let's get started!

Nine residence hall communities house 300-500 students each. Twelve scholarship hall communities house about 50 students each. Three apartment complexes house upperclass and freshman students.
1-, 2-person bedrooms. Shared hallways. Shared bathrooms. Click the hall name to explore the conveniences in each community.
In scholarship halls, semi private means shared bedrooms and bathrooms. In residence halls, semi-private includes 1-, 2-person bedrooms and in-unit bathrooms. Click the hall name to explore the conveniences in each community.
Click the apartment name to explore the conveniences each complex offers.
1-, 2-person bedrooms. In-unit bathroom, living room. Click the hall name to explore the conveniences in each community.
All KU Student Housing is located on campus, but there are four general neighborhoods.
View all housing rates.Financial aid applies directly and scholarships are available to returning residents.
On-campus residents get better grades (7 percent have earned a 4.0 during the last three years), in part because of academic support structures and academic learning communities. Explore your special interest community options below.
Honors Program Residents, Templin
Templin Hall is dedicated to new and returning students in the University Honors Program. Upperclass students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average. KU Honors is one of the oldest and most prestigious public honors programs in the country. Faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the feel of a small liberal arts college within the thriving, opportunity-rich atmosphere of a large research university. Through small, discussion-based honors courses; personalized advising from honors faculty and staff; and myriad co-curricular activities and events, KU Honors students form a diverse community of scholars who are deeply committed to acquiring the best education KU has to offer.
Engineering Learning Community, Self
The Engineering Living/Learning Community (ELC) for freshmen engineering and computing students who live together in Self Residence Hall on the zero, first, and second floors. Living among other engineering students is a great way to not just meet other students but to form those essential study groups for first-year courses. Resident Assistants on these floors are upper level engineering students trained to support freshmen through the adjustments and rigors they experience during their first year of college. RAs provide guidance to help students develop good study habits, form study groups, and build those important peer relationships that can be vital to their success.
Gender Inclusive Housing, Lewis
Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is a housing option that allows students to live in a suite, regardless of their sex, gender identity, gender expression or the sex, gender identity, gender expression of their roommates. Gender Inclusive Housing is located in Lewis Hall. There is a group of four-person suites designated to accommodate individuals who select GIH. Each suite includes a shared living room space and a shared bathroom within the suite. Gender Inclusive Housing is open to any student who wishes to be housed in a gender inclusive environment, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hashinger Center for the Creative Arts
Hashinger Hall is a Center for the Creative Arts and also home to participants in the KU Academic Accelerator Program (a program for high ability international students). It is located atop Daisy Hill just across from Daisy Hill Commons. In 2005, it was renovated to include a small theater, studio, rehearsal and performance space for residents. A main wall in the first-floor lobby of Hashinger Residence Hall is a chalkboard and each month, residents express themselves on a different theme. Hashinger is also home to the Artist in Residence at KU.
Corbin Floorplans
Corbin Hall reopened in August 2018 after a $13.5 million restoration that includes a brand new main entry and renovation of all student rooms. Corbin Hall was constructed in two phases, with the original building completed in 1923 and a north addition completed in 1951. It is home to more than 300 women residents in a mix of single, double, and four-person rooms. KU’s first residence hall, Corbin sits on a historic ridge near the site where the University’s first building was built in 1866.
Downs Floorplans
Downs Hall is the newest residence hall, featuring four room options for both upperclass and freshmen residents. The hall has 545 men and women residents and is single gender by suite. It hosts a 22,000 square-foot dining center, South Dining Commons. With the construction of the Central District, this building is located at the new center of the KU campus, easily accessible by walking and convenient bus routes.
Downs Floorplans Suite
Downs Hall is the newest residence hall, featuring four room options for both upperclass and freshmen residents. The hall has 545 men and women residents and is single gender by suite. It hosts a 22,000 square-foot dining center, South Dining Commons. With the construction of the Central District, this building is located at the new center of the KU campus, easily accessible by walking and convenient bus routes.
Ellsworth Floorplans
Ellsworth Hall features beautiful view of the entire campus, a fully equipped Academic Resource Center, a recently remodeled study room, and student rooms including suites and traditional two-person rooms. Ellsworth is reserved for newly admitted freshmen only.
Ellsworth Floorplans Semi-private
Ellsworth Hall features beautiful view of the entire campus, a fully equipped Academic Resource Center, a recently remodeled study room, and student rooms including suites and traditional two-person rooms. Ellsworth is reserved for newly admitted freshmen only.
Ellsworth Floorplans Suite
Ellsworth Hall features beautiful view of the entire campus, a fully equipped Academic Resource Center, a recently remodeled study room, and student rooms including suites and traditional two-person rooms. Ellsworth is reserved for newly admitted freshmen only.
GSP Floorplans
Gertrude Sellards Pearson residence hall re-opened in 2012 after a complete building renovation. The interior features an art gallery installation of the physiographic regions of Kansas. The hall also features double rooms, single rooms and four-person suites. There are three levels of privacy for bath: private en suite, single bath and two community baths on each wing. This hall is host to North College Cafe, with seating area open 24/7 for studying. GSP remains a co-ed residence hall, as it has since 2012.
Hashinger Floorplans
Hashinger Hall is a Center for the Creative Arts and also home to participants in the KU Academic Accelerator Program (a program for high ability international students). It is located atop Daisy Hill just across from the Daisy Hill Commons. In 2005, it was renovated to include a small theater, studio, rehearsal and performance space for residents. It features two-person rooms with a sink.
Jayhawker Towers Floorplans
Jayhawker Towers apartments comprise a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator (and dishwasher in Towers A, B and D). The bedrooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, and dresser drawers for each resident. Apartments are designated as 2-person (each resident has own bedroom) or 4-person (2 residents share each bedroom).
Lewis Floorplans
In 1999, Lewis Hall was renovated. It includes two-person rooms with bath, two-person suites, and four-person suites. Lewis is home to the Gender Inclusive Housing community. The rest of the building building is freshman, with the exception of the top floor, which is home to returning residents. Lewis Hall is attached to Mrs. E's dining center. This hall, Templin, and Downs are all single gender by suite.
Lewis Floorplans Suite
In 1999, Lewis Hall was renovated. It includes two-person rooms with bath, two-person suites, and four-person suites. Lewis is home to the Gender Inclusive Housing community. The rest of the building building is freshman, with the exception of the top floor, which is home to returning residents. Lewis Hall is attached to Mrs. E's dining center. This hall, Templin, and Downs are all single gender by suite.
Marie S. McCarthy Hall Floorplans
The McCarthy Hall apartment complex features two-bedroom, two bath apartments, and four-bedroom, two-bath apartments for 38 male residents. The apartments consist of a living room, dining room and full kitchen. This apartment building also features a half-court basketball court, media room, study rooms and a lounge on each floor and free laundry.
Oswald Floorplans
Oswald Hall, on the south end of the complex that includes Oswald, Daisy Hill Commons, and Self Hall, is named for alumnus Charles W. "Charley" Oswald. Its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and private bedroom with shared bath. Oswald is part of the freshman-focused Daisy Hill and is reserved for newly admitted freshman only.
Oswald Floorplans Suite
Oswald Hall, on the south end of the complex that includes Oswald, Daisy Hill Commons, and Self Hall, is named for alumnus Charles W. "Charley" Oswald. Its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and private bedroom with shared bath. Oswald is part of the freshman-focused Daisy Hill and is reserved for newly admitted freshman only.
Self Floorplans
Self Hall, on the north end of the complex that includes Oswald Hall, Daisy Hill Commons and Self Hall, is named for Madison "Al" and Lila Self. Its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and private bedroom with shared bath. Self is part of the freshman-focused Daisy Hill and is reserved for newly admitted freshman only. Self Hall hosts the KU Engineering Learning Community.
Self Floorplans Suite
Self Hall, on the north end of the complex that includes Oswald Hall, Daisy Hill Commons and Self Hall, is named for Madison "Al" and Lila Self. Its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and private bedroom with shared bath. Self is part of the freshman-focused Daisy Hill and is reserved for newly admitted freshman only. Self Hall hosts the KU Engineering Learning Community.
Stouffer Place Floorplans
KU’s newest apartments — all with private bedrooms and private bathrooms — are located in the heart of the KU campus at 1835 Ousdahl Road. This all-inclusive, fully furnished option includes full kitchen plus dishwasher, and in-unit washer and dryer. Nearby buildings include Anschutz Sports Pavilion, Allen Fieldhouse, Hoglund Ballpark, Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, and the Schools of Business, Law, Engineering, and Music.
Templin Floorplan Suite
Templin is dedicated to new and returning students in the University Honors Program. Templin Hall features a smart classroom and its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and two-person rooms with bath. This hall, Lewis, and Downs are all single gender by suite instead of single gender by wing, as are the remaining halls. Upperclass students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average.
Templin Floorplans
Templin is dedicated to new and returning students in the University Honors Program. Templin Hall features a smart classroom and its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and two-person rooms with bath. This hall, Lewis, and Downs are all single gender by suite instead of single gender by wing, as are the remaining halls. Upperclass students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average.

How to explore your housing choices

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