Address: 1815 Naismith Drive, Lawrence Kansas

Phone: (country code +1) 785-864-4911​

Oliver Hall is located on Naismith Drive, nearby is Allen Fieldhouse. Oliver Hall enjoys the convenience of sharing a brand-new dining center, South Commons Dining, with Downs Hall. All of Oliver’s rooms are designed as traditional two-person rooms.

South Commons Dining Center

South Commons Dining Center

South Commons Dining Center

Studying for finals
Oliver hosted a Bollywood evening

Teaching traditional dance on Bollywood night in Oliver Hall

Oliver has traditional two-person rooms

Oliver Hall main lobby.

Studying in Oliver Hall main lobby.

Finals Week in Oliver Hall main lobby.

Oliver Hall main lobby.

Oliver's shared community bath features private showers and dressing rooms.

Oliver Hall two-person bedroom.

Two-person bedroom, built-in dresser with mirror, and closets.

Bedrooms come furnished with beds, desk, and chairs. Dressers are built-in.

Contributing to Academics

  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
  • Built in dresser with mirror
  • Closet
  • Trash can
  • Venetian blinds


Your Hall

  • 660 coed residents (view hall layout)
  • Brand-new South Commons Dining Center connected to Olivert
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • Free laundry
  • Opened in 1966; floor lobbies upgraded 2011


Have Fun Here

  • Located near Ambler Recreation Center, Allen Fieldhouse and other sports facilities
  • Large lounge space on main floor for studying and entertaining
  • Ping-Pong and pool table
  • O-Town Showdown competition series between floors
  • Electric piano on the main floor
Complex Director, Downs, McCarthy, Oliver
Assistant Complex Director, Oliver
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
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