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KU Student Housing Handbook

Welcome to KU Student Housing! We're glad you're here. Read this 2020-2021 handbook to help you understand your student housing contract and the policies and procedures governing your new home. You'll also find information about how your Residence Life staff can assist you, the services offered in each of our buildings, and how to get involved with your community and your new neighbors.

Our Mission
Building learning-centered communities through individual support and respect

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