Oswald

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. Its rooms include two- and four-person suites, and private bedroom with shared bath. Rooms are single gender by suite, not by wing. Oswald is part of the freshman-focused Daisy Hill and is reserved for newly admitted freshman only. The building 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.


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

2-person room

  • Counter and sink - 35½" wide x 24" deep
  • Maximum height under counter - 29” includes sink drain
  • 4 shelves in bath - 19 ½” wide x 15” deep x 15” high
  • Rod, shower curtain and rings provided

Due to construction Oswald and Self Halls are not available for tours during 2019 orientation. These quick hand held videos show you the space.

4-person suite
  • 4 shelves - 19 ½” wide 15”deep and 15” high
  • Bathroom countertop - 41” wide x 23½” deep
  • Maximum height under counter - 29” includes sink drain
  • Sink in entry area - cabinet with 2 shelves 17” wide x 22” deep x 10” high
  • Rod, shower curtain and rings provided


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, a three-drawer desk - 42"W x 24"D x 30"H
  • Desk chair
  • Dresser, a three-drawer chest - 30"W x 24"D x 30"H
  • All beds are extra-long twin size 36” x 80”

 

Your Hall

  • Located on Daisy Hill
  • Each building has 350 residents.
  • 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

 

Complex Director, Self and Oswald
785-864-6508
Assistant Complex Director, Oswald
785-864-1982

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!)


Move-in day set for Aug. 22


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