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Maybe you study best with lots of people. Or maybe you want one roommate instead of three suitemates - either way, residence halls give you many options from which to choose.


In this section, you'll find descriptions of all the residence halls at KU. Featured above an affordable, convenient, and recently remodeled co-ed hall. GSP (Gertrude Sellards Pearson) hall has a great location - just a five minute (flat!) walk to the KU Union, and a five minute walk to downtown Lawrence. Its other conveniences include in-hall dining and choice of room styles. 

As you select the buttons at left, you can explore all the residence halls through short, hand-held virtual tours of each space, plus a floor plan of each room type. Information about room rates and how to sign a contract are available here. And if you’re newly admitted – and you apply for on-campus housing by May 1 – you’re guaranteed a space.

Many factors affect your living and learning experience, including your expectations. Students who are most satisfied with on-campus living have good relationships with student staff, participate in events, and respect diversity. We know you'll love it here and look forward to having you #LiveWhereYouRockChalk!

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