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Residence Halls

Maybe you study best with lots of people.

Or maybe you want one roommate instead of three suitemates. Ten residence halls give you many options from which to choose. And if you’re newly admitted – and you apply for on-campus housing by May 1 – you’re guaranteed a space.

In this section, you'll find a description of each hall, the academic support available, and the room layout in those residence halls. Other information about room rates, how to sign a contract, and the Student Housing Handbook, are available here. The freshman-only residence halls include Ellsworth, Oswald, Self and most of Lewis.

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.

Schol Hall staff is happy to see new Jayhawks move in!

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