Mailing address: 420 West 11th St., Lawrence Kansas 66045
Phone: (country code +1) 785-864-4182

Corbin Hall reopens for the 2018-19 academic year in August! Note that student rooms were renumbered in the renovation.

The estimated $13.5 million restoration includes a brand new main entry, and renovations of all student rooms, restrooms, and other public spaces. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems were replaced. Corbin Hall was constructed in two phases, with the original building completed in 1923 and a north addition completed in 1951. It has 149 rooms, including a mix of single, double, and triple rooms, and houses only women.

KU’s first residence hall, Corbin sits on a historic ridge near the site where the University’s first building was built in 1866. In the photo gallery below, you can see "before" photos of the building and here is a link to the Spencer Archival information:

Previous years' photos of Corbin, prior to 2018 renovation

Spring, outside Corbin

Studying for finals, Corbin living room

Corbin living room, with front desk in background

Corbin living room

Traditional two-person room in Corbin

Traditional Corbin room

Studying in Corbin Hall

Lofted beds in traditional two-person room

Corbin lobby

Corbin lobby features fireplace, baby grand piano, large screen television

Traditional two-person room with lofted beds

Studying in a floor lobby in Corbin

Three person room, Corbin Hall


Contributing to Academics

  • Wireless Internet
  • Study space on each floor
  • Classroom for math and PRE classes in GSP next door
  • Print your class assignments at the "print anywhere" stations in your hall


Your Room

  • Lofted beds
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Dresser
  • All beds are extra-long twin size


Your Hall

  • Located near Memorial Stadium and the Kansas Union
  • 290 women
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • Free laundry
  • Opened in 1923; expanded in 1951; restoration complete 2018


Have Fun Here

  • Traditions Week every April
  • Located between Memorial Stadium and Downtown Lawrence

Megan Nemec
Complex Director

Kylee Cox
Assistant Complex Director

Stephanie Huerta
Assistant Complex Director

New Stouffer Place Apartments open NOW
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