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Special interest communities: engineering, honors, arts

As you consider academic opportunities, we encourage you to look into KU’s special interest learning communities.

Honors Program Residents │ Templin Hall

Members of the KU Honors Program enjoy living with other students who emphasize academic achievement. There is a classroom on Templin's first floor, and nearby is Nunemaker Center, home to the KU Honors Program. Templin is also adjacent to Daisy Hill Commons, which contains classroom and study spaces. E-mail the KU Honors Program with questions. All Templin residents must maintain a competitive GPA.

Engineering Learning Community │ Self Hall

The School of Engineering offers an engineering learning community for freshmen. This voluntary program brings together engineering and computing students for social and enrichment opportunities. Students select floors 00 and 01 in Self Hall to live with other engineering students. They are required to enroll in a weekly seminar, ENGR 101: Engineering Student Success. For information, see the ELC website.

Hashinger Center for the Creative Arts │ Hashinger Hall

Although this is not a formal learning community, Hashinger Hall is home to the Center for the Creative Arts. From special guests such as internationally known artists, to open mic nights, and coffee house performances featuring music, poetry and comedy, Hashinger offers something for anyone who enjoys the arts.

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