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The Live On Experience

Why live on campus?

Research over the past 40 years indicates that college students who live on campus are more likely to:

  • Achieve greater academic success
  • Persist to graduation at a higher rate
  • Be more satisfied with their overall college experience
  • Have stronger connections to peers
  • Be more involved in campus activities and educational programs
  • Take full advantage of campus resources
  • Take more credits per semester

What does KU's Residence Life Office and Housing & Dining Services offer?

Total Value

  • KU continues to maintain its residence hall rates. Living on campus at KU means quality surroundings and great opportunities to get involved and make friends - all at a reasonable price.
  • By living on campus, you'll avoid extra utility bills, rent security deposits, expensive trips to the grocery store, and chasing down roommates for their part of the rent.


  • Simple, all-inclusive payments once a semester

INCLUDES: Service Electric Cablevision, ResNet high-speed wired and wireless internet, utilities, room furnishings, etc.

  • Residence Hall bathrooms and all housing common areas are cleaned every weekday by professional custodial staff
  • Fully-equipped computer labs
  • Dining centers in close proximity all over campus
  • All halls have lobbies and lounges perfect for social gatherings and studying, which may also include gaming tables, vending machines, and exercise equipment-
  • Short walk to all buildings on campus-
  • Washers and dryers are conveniently located in each hall


  • Housing facilities are locked 24/7
  • 24/7 front desk operations
  • Public Safety and Police Services are just a call away
  • Housing and Residence Life staff members are always nearby.  There is a Community Assistant and Resident Director on call each night.
  • Free residence hall programs that help residents learn how to ensure their own personal safety

Additional services:

  • Outgoing mail drop-off on campus
  • Flower and package drop-off and notification
  • Assistance is available from our residence hall front desks in the event you're unable to access the building or your room
  • Check-out items such as board games, basic tools, and kitchen and sports equipment.
  • Change machines can provide quarters for washer and dryer usage
  • Bear Bucks can be used in most vending machines and laundry facilities.
  • ATMs available on-campus

Updated: 5/2016/MGM