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In your residence or scholarship hall room, you will find window blinds and closet, and a bed, a desk, desk chair and drawer space for each resident. Mattresses are extra-long twins 36 x 80” except in these four scholarship halls: Battenfeld, Grace Pearson, Douthart and Sellards where mattresses are standard twins. Stouffer Place features mattresses that are doubles. For those who live in a suite, coordinate with roommates about living room furniture or other large items you may wish to bring.

Here is a printable label for you to mark your moving boxes. If you need to send packages, find instructions here.

Suggested items for residence and scholarship halls

❏ Social Security card. Required along with photo ID for campus employment
❏ Current medical insurance card and immunization record. KU’s meningitis vaccination policy for students living on campus is available at Watkins Health Services.
❏ First aid kit, medications
❏ Toiletries, shower caddy
❏ Bathrobe, shower shoes
❏ Clothes hangers
❏ School and desk supplies
❏ Umbrella
❏ Linens: bedspread, blankets, extra-long twin sheets, pillow and pillowcase, towels and washcloths
❏ Bicycle, U-lock
❏ Backpack
❏ Cell phone
❏ Surge protectors
❏ Computer, external hard drive, cables. Wireless Internet is part of your housing contract. Establish your account: myresnet.com
❏ Laundry basket, iron
❏ Individually packaged, high efficiency detergent pods.
❏ Sewing and tool kits
❏ Flashlight, batteries
❏ Desk and floor lamp
❏ Wastebasket, trash bags
❏ Toilet paper, bathroom supplies for suites
❏ Cleaning supplies
❏ Water bottle, dishes, dish soap
❏ Approved appliances: TV, 4.5 cubic foot refrigerator and microwave less than 1,000 watts
❏ Debit card or checkbook
❏ Posters, push pins, decorative items, white board for door


  • Command strips (Instead, use push pins or thumbtacks on sheetrock walls. Use tape for block or plaster walls)
  • Toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, electric pans, Instant Pots, George Forman grills, or appliances with exposed heating element
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles or incense
  • Pets except for fish
  • Alcohol or alcohol containers, including shot glasses
  • Weapons or weapon parts
  • Amplifiers
  • Hoverboards

Extra things you may purchase


Check to see if your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance covers your belongings while you’re at KU. Student Housing insurance covers facilities only. The University of Kansas is not responsible for student personal property that is lost, stolen, or damaged. You may also contact an agency that offers policies specifically for on-campus housing students:

Linens and care packages

The KU Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to provide KU students with a convenient way to ensure you have sheets that will fit extra-long mattresses. Care packages that your parents can send to you also are available. Some of the proceeds from the sale go to residence hall programs.

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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