1345 Louisiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044



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Douthart suite.

Douthart living room.

Douthart living room.

Douthart bedroom.

Cookie decorating contest during 2017 Scholarship Hall Olympics.

Douthart Hall residents baking cookies.

Douthart Hall living room.

Douthart is a women's hall, but sometimes scholarship hall residents share meals together.

Cooking at Douthart.

The pantry.

Douthart hosts Romp in the Hay with KK Amini Scholarship Hall.

Douthart women at the ASHC Winter Formal.

Douthart Scholarship Hall was built in 1954 in honor of Lela Douthart, a teacher at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and her sister, Ava Douthart Chronister, a member of KU's class of 1889 who died in 1945. Douthart has 12 suites, each shared by 4 women. Each suite has two bedrooms and a commons room. Women in Douthart have a knack for involvement. They’re active in the All Scholarship Hall Council and other campus activities. “Schol-Hollywood” is a popular spring event and the women also sponsor “Romp in the Hay” in the fall and a farewell banquet in May. This is the only schol hall with a storage room named “Henry.”

Contributing to Academics

  • Wireless Internet
  • Academic Resource Center with computers, printers and study aids

Your Room

  • Bunked beds
  • Regular twin mattresses
  • Built in dresser
  • Closet
  • Vanity and built in medicine cabinet
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Trash cans
  • Venetian blinds

Your Hall

  • Located near Memorial Stadium, the Kansas Union and Downtown Lawrence
  • Four-person bedroom and study area
  • 50 female residents
  • Free laundry
  • Opened in 1954

Have Fun Here

  • Residents are referred to as “Douthartian”
  • Strong scholarship hall community and campus involvement
  • Annual Schol Hollywood event
  • Have a buzzer system (similar to Morse code) to signal meals, events and visitors

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