1620 Engel Road, Lawrence KS 66045

Phone: (country code +1) 785-864-4515

Oswald Hall, on the south end of the complex that includes Oswald, Daisy Hill Commons, and Self Hall, is named for alumnus Charles W. "Charley" Oswald. His $22 million in lifetime giving included the creation of four professorships in the Department of Economics, as well as funds for faculty research in the department, along with unrestricted gifts. Its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and private bedroom with shared bath. Oswald is part of the freshman-focused Daisy Hill and will be reserved for newly admitted freshman only.

Bus Stop coffee shop

Students listen to vinyl in their suite living area

Resident enjoys quiet study time in her suite

Studying in a hammock chair under her lofted bed

Neighbors from across the hall visit

Students study in Self hall floor lobby

Residents get together in their suite bedroom

Students relax in Daisy Hill Commons living room

Student makes calculations on a white board in the Rhodes study room

Touch screen kiosk features all halls available in virtual tour

Daisy Hill Commons front desk

One of the study nooks in Daisy Hill Commons

KU Traditions exhibits in Daisy Hill Commons

Student studying upstairs in Daisy Hill Commons

Lofted beds in two-person room with bath

Daisy Hill Commons entrance

Study area overlooks the signature quadrangle formed by the five residence halls

Daisy Hill Commons living room features fireplace and baby grand piano

Pool and ping pong table are in the recreation link

Contributing to Academics

  • Wireless Internet
  • Study space on each floor
  • 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 on Daisy Hill
  • Each building has 350 residents in two- and four-person suites, and single-occupancy suites.
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • Free laundry
  • Limited hours for guest visitation
  • Common service center for administrative tasks. New halls provide a mix of public and private areas, opportunities for group collaboration and study.
  • Opened in 2015


Allie Grady, President, Association of University Residence Halls

Allie Grady speaking at the dedication

(left to right) Grady, Tammara Durham, Vice Provost, Diana Robertson, Director of Student Housing

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

Second floor, Daisy Hill Commons

Robin Harris, Interior Designer, recognized for her work on the finish and furniture

Robertson recognizing Harris at the dedication

Seated, Chancellor Gray Little and Provost Jeff Vitter. Speaking, Allie Grady

Refreshments in the kitchen of Daisy Hill Commons

Chancellor Gray-Little speaks to Jane Tuttle, Assistant Vice Provost

Tammara Durham, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Provost Vitter greets guest at the dedication

Laura Gagliano, at left, was project manager for the buildings

Provost Vitter makes remarks at the dedication

Diana Robertson, Director, KU Student Housing

Members of the project team being recognized at the dedication

Laura Gagliano, project manager

Members of the project team

Complex Director, Self, Oswald
Assistant Complex Director
Assistant Complex Director

A video tour of one of the many events hosted at Daisy Hill Commons! This is an amazing space that we know you'll enjoy.

Check out the new Daisy Hill Commons, between Self and Oswald Halls. Your KU Card opens the door! This is what has been designed and built for you:

  • Free wireless network and print station
  • Open collaboration table with the largest flat panel screen on Daisy Hill
  • Various sizes of study rooms with the latest technology
  • Comfortable locations for individual or group study
  • Large 40-person classroom with whiteboards and movable tables for groups
  • Supplemental Instruction for BIOL 100, 6 p.m., Wednesday
  • Peer Writing Consultants, 6-8 p.m., Sunday and Wednesday
  • Undergraduate Advising Center academic advisors – beginning September 14

Invite a friend to come with you to see the amazing space. And take note of the history and traditions of KU — they’re featured in the artwork on the walls. (Wondering why it’s called “Daisy Hill?” It’s on the wall as you walk in!)

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