1632 Engel Road, Lawrence, Kansas



This main wall in the first-floor lobby of Hashinger Residence Hall is a chalkboard. The artist who oversaw the project in this video, "Postcards from Home," described the project this way:

"I like the idea of postcards because it deals with the big idea of 'home.' Where is home? For these residents, home is where they came from but they are also establishing a home at KU. Home is a big idea that everyone has individual ideas and feelings about. Drawing these ideas on the chalkboard creates an environment where the residents are able to share their personal and unique ideas within the larger community."

Generally somewhere between 20 and 50 students work intermittently on each chalk mural. Some students stay and work for several hours; others just drop in for a few minutes. Most residents get involved with the chalk mural because they see their friends participating and they want to join in.

It really becomes a community building activity.

It creates an open, comfortable environment where people can hang out and learn about each other.

Here is a detail from one of the postcards:

Click each floor plan to expand the image and view room measurements. Room interior photographs available on photo gallery tab.

The title at the bottom of the floor plan is the description you see during room selection.

Hashinger Hall lobby

One of Hashinger Hall's floor lobbies.

Hashinger features a lofted bed with desk and dresser underneath.

Two-person room, Hashinger Hall.

Hashinger Hall two-person room

The resource center features computers, sheet music, art supplies and more.
The resource center features computers, printers, music and art supplies.

Looking at albums in the resource center.

The Studio Grill located in Hashinger Hall

The Studio is the coffee shop that's attached to Hashinger Hall

Hashinger Hall practice room

Hospital Ships performing in Hashinger theater

Studying in the theater

Hashinger Hall is located atop Daisy Hill just across from Daisy Hill Commons and just south of Mrs. E's Dining Center. In 2006, it was renovated to include a small theater, studio, rehearsal and performance space. It's room layouts are similar, featuring two-person rooms with a sink, and community baths.

Contributing to Academics

  • Wireless internet
  • Print your class assignments at the "print anywhere" stations in your hall

Your Room

  • Lofted bed
  • Extra-long twin mattress
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Sink with mirror
  • Trash can
  • Venetian blinds

Your Hall

  • Located on Daisy Hill
  • Two-person rooms with sink
  • 370 coed residents
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • Free laundry
  • Opened in 1962; Renovated 2006

Have Fun Here

  • Painting room
  • Textiles room
  • Studio space
  • Foosball (8th floor), game area (7th floor), Ping Pong (6th floor), air hockey (5th floor), pool table (4th floor), ARC and Black Box Theater (3rd floor), laundry and vending (2nd floor), dance studio and practice rooms (1st floor)
  • Walking distance from other students on Daisy Hill
Complex Director, Hashinger, Lewis and Templin
Assistant Complex Director, Hashinger

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