Housing for guests of the university

KU Student Housing offers several beautiful options for overnight guests of the university: New Stouffer Place Apartments, 1835 Ousdahl Road, or the University Guest House behind Miller Scholarship Hall. Although Stouffer Place is fully accessible, there also is another accessible housing option - a one-bedroom apartment at Sunflower Apartments, 1021 Missouri.

Guest apartments are fully furnished, including television, internet, bed linens and towels, and basic kitchen tableware, cookware, and utensils. For overnight guests the sponsoring KU department should submit this online form. If you need immediate availability or have questions about availability, contact Keesa Shrader or housing@ku.edu or call 785-864-4560. The alcohol policy for Student Housing apartments is here.

Map of guest housing at Stouffer Place Apartments.
Map of Sunflower Apartment complex.
Overall housing map.


University Guest House is a charming stone building with a large living room, lovely oak floors, and well-lighted spaces. Each room has windows with blinds. The bathrooms contain bathtub and shower. The kitchens contain dishwasher, stove and refrigerator. All units are equipped with a gas forced-air furnace for heating and central air conditioning. The ground-floor apartment, apartment 1, in the University Guest House has tile floor instead of hardwood and the bathroom shower does not have a bathtub.

University Guest House
1525 Pearson Place
Lawrence, KS 66045

Stouffer Place Apartments opened in August 2018 and are brand new. A wing of the apartments is reserved for guests of the university who are 18 or older; the remainder of the units are for KU students. Each apartment features four private bedrooms and each has a private bath. Shared commons areas include the full kitchen with high countertop for meals and dishwasher, and living room. Apartments are fully furnished and contain an in-unit washer and dryer.

Stouffer Place Apartments
1835 Ousdahl Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

KU Student Housing
422 W 11th Street, Suite DSH
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Stouffer Place Apartments Feature

  • All private bedrooms, and private baths
  • Full kitchen, including dishwasher
  • Washer and dryer
  • All apartments furnished with double bed, dresser, desk and chair, couch, two accent chairs, coffee table, two end tables, entertainment stand and four bar stools

Stouffer Place living room looking in to kitchen.


Stouffer Place kitchen. Each kitchen is equipped with dishwasher.


Looking from kitchen through to one of the private bedroom and bathroom. Note the in-unit washer and dryer.


Stouffer Place bedroom and private bath.


Stouffer Place private bath. Each private bedroom has a private bath.


Stouffer Place private bath with accessible shower. Each private bedroom has a private bath.

Gallery of University Guest House photos

Bedroom of Apartment 1

Sitting area in bedroom, Apartment 1

Bath of Apartment 1

Living room of Apartment 1

Bedroom, sitting area of Apartment 1

Full kitchen, Apartment 1

Apartment 2 bath

Apartment 2 full kitchen

First bedroom, Apartment 2

Second bedroom, Apartment 2, contains a daybed and small desk.

Apartment 2 bath

Exterior screened porch, Apartment 2

Living room, Apartment 2

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