Student Life

For many students, the first year in college is a particularly exciting one, in large part because of the residential experience. Living in the residence halls builds a healthy community through various activities, communal study spaces and shared dining. Students who live on campus during their first year are statistically proven to be more likely to complete their degree on time. As an Undergraduate Accelerator student, you are guaranteed housing. While the availability of residence halls may vary from year to year, typical options include favorites like Ellsworth, Hashinger, Oswald and Self Halls. Housing will be assigned based on availability.

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Tier 1: Luxury Living

These new residence halls offer two- or four-person suites with shared or private bathrooms. There are also living rooms on each floor. The new halls provide a mix of public and private areas with opportunities for group collaboration and study. They opened in 2015 and 2017

IAP
Two Semesters
AAP2
Two Semesters
AAP3
Three Semesters
$9,300 $9,300 $11,250

Key Highlights

  • Located on Daisy Hill 
  • 350 coed residents
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • KU card-operated laundry areas
  • Wireless Internet
  • Study space on each floor

Sample Floor Plans

4-Person Suite with Bath | Oswald and Self
4 Person Suite with Bath
2-Person Room with Bath | Oswald and Self
2 Person Room with Bath

Tier 2: Traditional Living

Ellsworth, Hashinger and Lewis Halls feature a mix of suites and updated two-person rooms. Residents in two-person rooms share a large community bathroom with private showers and toilets. Residents assigned to suites share bath facilities with their roommates. These buildings create a friendly, inclusive environment where students build strong relationships within their living community.

IAP
Two Semesters
AAP2
Two Semesters
AAP3
Three Semesters
$7,500 $7,500 $8,975


Ellsworth Hall

Ellsworth Hall features a mix of suites and updated traditional two-person rooms. Each floor or “house” is named in honor of a distinguished faculty member, alumnus or friend of the university. The second floor includes a “success center,” complete with satellite campus office providing tutoring, advising, writing and composition help and career counseling. All residents in KU Student Housing are eligible to use these services in Ellsworth. Ellsworth Hall houses nearly 600 coed residents in fully furnished rooms.

Key Highlights

  • Located on Daisy Hill
  • 580 coed residents
  • Living rooms & study space on each floor
  • Wireless internet & print stations
  • KU Card-operated laundry areas
  • Large living room with a TV and Ping Pong table on the main floor
  • Outdoor basketball courts behind the building
  • Spring Carnival Daisy Days

Sample Floor Plans

Renovated Double Room - Ellsworth
Ellsworth renovated double room
4-Person Suite with Bath - Ellsworth
4 person suite with bath - Ellsworth

Hashinger Hall

Hashinger Hall is a center for the creative arts. “Hash” is located atop Daisy Hill, and was renovated in 2005 to include a small theater, studio, rehearsal and performance space for residents. The Academic Resource Center in Hashinger also houses a sheet music and script collection. Hashinger Hall houses close to 400 coed residents in fully furnished rooms. 

Key Highlights

  • Located on Daisy Hill
  • 370 coed residents
  • Living rooms on each floor
  • Wireless internet & print stations
  • KU Card-operated laundry areas
  • See various shows and performances in the black box theater
  • Painting, pottery & textiles room
  • Ping Pong, air hockey and pool table

Sample Floor Plan

Renovated Double Room - Hashinger
Renovated Double Room - Hashinger

Tier 3: Modest Living

Oliver Hall is designed with two-person rooms and large community bathrooms with private showers and toilets on each wing. This building enjoys the convenience of a music practice room and its own dining center. This tier provides an economical option with an academic service center plus easy access to the satellite campus offices in other buildings.

IAP
Two Semesters
AAP2
Two Semesters
AAP3
Three Semesters
$5,950 $5,950 $7,150

Key Highlights

  • Located near Ambler Recreation Center, Allen Fieldhouse, and other sporting facilities
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room and Study space on each floor
  • 660 coed residents
  • Dining Center located on the main floor
  • KU Card-operated laundry areas
  • One piano on the main floor and another in the basement
  • Ping-Pong and pool table

Sample Floor Plan

Oliver Hall Floor plan.jpg
Note: All KU pre-sessional and undergraduate students are required to live in a KU International-assigned residence hall or apartment and to purchase the meal plan for the length of their Undergraduate Accelerator.

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