GSP (Gertrude Sellards Pearson)

Address500 West 11th Street, Lawrence Kansas 66045
Phone(country code +1)785-864-4884

Gertrude Sellards Pearson residence hall re-opened in 2012 after a complete building renovation. The new interior features a beautiful Art Gallery installation of the physiographic regions of Kansas. The new interior also features double rooms, single rooms and four-person suites and three levels of privacy for bath: private en suite, single bath and two community baths on each wing. This new hall features the beautiful new North College Cafe with seating area open 24/7 for studying. GSP remains a co-ed residence hall, as it has since 2012.


GSP hearth room during move-in

Springtime at GSP

Move out day

Parents help their student move out

Home sweet KU home

Students study together in their GSP study area

Residents enjoy having friends next door

GSP residents enjoy playing piano in the hearth room

Have a great summer and see you next fall

Roommates and musicians

GSP classroom is study area during finals

GSP front desk

North College Cafe is located in the basement of GSP

Studying in the main lobby at GSP

Each floor lobby features a different Kansas physiographic region
Two-person room in GSP

GSP features its own classroom with smart technology

Students entering GSP after getting off the KU On Wheels bus

Homework in the GSP classroom

GSP features a gallery of European oils. Gertrude Sellards Pearson is shown above the fireplace.

Two-person room

North College Cafe food court

North College Cafe
GSP exterior


Contributing to Academics

  •  Wireless Internet access
  • Classroom in hall features Smart Board technology; hosts math and writing center tutoring and PRE class
  • Print your class assignments at the "print anywhere" stations in your hall
  • Study space on each floor 

Your Room

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

Your Hall

  • Five minute walk from KU Memorial Union
  • Double rooms, single rooms, and four-person rooms (view hall layout)
  • 380 coed residents
  • Three levels of privacy for bath: two private ensuites; each wing also contains single bath and two community baths
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • Residential dining on lower level, open for studying 24/7
  • Free laundry
  • Opened in 1955, renovated 2012

 Have Fun Here

  • Large living room with a TV and pool table on the main floor
  • Areas to hang out on each floor
  • Student-generated art and design project in dining area
Complex Director, GSP (Gertrude Sellards Pearson)
Assistant Complex Director

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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
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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