Why do students live in Naismith Hall?
Where is Naismith Hall located?
What type of rooms are available?
How much does Naismith Hall cost?
Does Naismith Hall have a sprinkler system?
Do I need to get roommates before I sign up?
Is there a security deposit required?
What if I need to cancel my contract?
What meal plans are available?
What does "substance free" mean in Naismith Hall?
Is there parking in Naismith Hall?
Is there housekeeping service in Naismith Hall?
Does Naismith Hall provide a refrigerator or microwave?
Can I bring a waterbed or bunk beds?
Can I bring a television?
Are there laundry facilities available in Naismith Hall?
Is Naismith Hall connected to the internet?
How do I sign up to live in Naismith Hall?

Why do students choose to live in Naismith Hall?

Naismith Hall is a fully air-conditioned, co-ed residence hall adjacent to the south edge of the University of Kansas campus.

We offer many unique advantages for today's college students. In addition to its prime location, Naismith Hall has spacious rooms with adjoining semi-private bathrooms and a vanity/sink in all residents' rooms. Basic Cable TV and internet are provided at no additional cost.

Great amenities also include a state-of-the-art fire suppression (sprinkler) system protecting the entire building, the main reception desk being open 24/7, and a large, outdoor swimming pool.

Naismith Hall provides all residents with direct high-speed hard wired Internet service in every room.

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Where is Naismith Hall located?

Naismith Hall has a prime location on Naismith Drive between West 18th and West 19th Streets on the south edge of the University of Kansas campus within a block of Allen Fieldhouse, Hoglund Baseball Stadium, The Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Classrooms and campus facilities are just a short walk or bus ride away. The center of campus and other University facilities, as well as local restaurants and stores are only a short walk away. See our location page for more detailed information.

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What types of rooms are available at Naismith Hall?

We offer spacious double and single rooms. Please see our Rooms & Rates section for detailed information on room types.

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How much does Naismith Hall cost?

Naismith Hall offers a great value for students attending the University of Kansas. When you consider our rates and the amenities and services we offer, you can easily see why we're a popular choice of KU students. Our room and board rates include all you need to be successful at college. Rate information, along with the payment dates can be found in our Rooms & Rates section.

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Does Naismith Hall have a Sprinkler System?

Yes. Naismith Hall is equipped with a wet fire suppression system throughout the building. There are sprinkler heads in all the residents' rooms and public areas. Back to top

Do I need to get roommates before I sign up?

No. At Naismith Hall, we are happy to pair you up with a roommate. We have years of experience setting roommate matches. If you want to request a specific roommate you can request one. Naismith Hall will only honor mutual roommate and/or suitemate requests. The other person(s) with whom you would like to live must also request you as a roommate or suitemate on his or her Addendum. Room assignments are made on a first-come-first-served basis. The sooner you get your Addendum submitted, the more likely you are to get your room type and/or desired room.

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Is there a security deposit required?

No. There is, however, a $50 non-refundable application fee at the time the Addendum is signed.

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What if I need to cancel my contract?

Article C.2. of the Room and Board Agreement outlines the circumstances and provisions under which residents may cancel their contract. Some circumstances do not require any penalty and some have financial penalties. It is very important that you read these provisions carefully so that there are no misunderstandings later.

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What meal plans are available?

The Naismith Hall Food Service provides residents with some of the finest food on campus. We serve three meals per day Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Meal service begins on the first day of classes and ends on the last day of final examinations in each semester. Food service is closed during University holidays. Our food service program consists of two popular board plans:

The All Meals Served Plan allows a resident to enter the Rock Chalk Cafe one time at each meal offered. Meals served are breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. A brunch and dinner are served Saturday and Sunday.

The Any Two Meals Served per Day Plan allows a resident to enter the Rock Chalk Cafe twice a day (i.e., breakfast and lunch, lunch and dinner, or breakfast and dinner).

All meals are served in our spacious Rock Chalk Cafe dining room located on the first floor. Please see the My Naismith section for the weekly menu and dining hall hours.

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What does "substance free" mean in Naismith Hall?

Simply put, Naismith Hall does not allow smoking, alcohol, or illegal drugs anywhere in the building.

A number of our residents have allergies to smoke and their needs must be accommodated, so smoking is not allowed anywhere in Naismith Hall. Smoking has been determined to be a health hazard as smoking-related illnesses endanger smokers directly and non-smokers indirectly.

Because a large number of our residents are under the age of 21, we have adopted the policy that no alcoholic beverages are permitted anywhere within Naismith Hall, regardless of age.

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Is there parking available at Naismith Hall?

Yes. Naismith Hall has a limited number of parking spaces available for residents. Residents may sign up for spaces when completing the Room and Board Addendum. Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Naismith Hall is so close to campus, you really do not need to bring a car. Popular bus lines serving the campus and community stop next to Naismith Hall.

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Is there Housekeeping Service in Naismith Hall?

Yes. The Naismith Hall housekeeping staff will clean your room and bathroom regularly. The housekeepers will set up schedules for cleaning residents' rooms after move in. Housekeepers do not pick up or move residents' personal items while cleaning.

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Does Naismith Hall provide a refrigerator or microwave?

Yes. For an extra fee, you can request a compact All-In-One Refrigerator-Freezer/Microwave unit, which has a separate 2.9 cu. Ft. refrigerator, 0.75 cu. Ft. freezer, and a 600 watt, 0.6 cu. Ft. microwave oven with touch pad controls. These units are specifically designed to efficiently fit in our rooms and are shared by the residents in the room. When completing your Room and Board Addendum, mark the X in the box for a MicroFridge.

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Can I bring a waterbed or bunk beds?

Naismith Hall does not allow waterbeds or other liquid-filled furniture because of the excessive weight and potential for leakage. Naismith Hall has a limited number of bunk beds or "lofts". If you want one, let us know.

Combustible materials (including but not limited to: posters, curtains, paneling, etc.) may not surround or be attached to the loft. Fire resistant material that is approved by an independent testing company may be allowed.

Only listed low voltage or fluorescent lighting fixtures installed to prevent contact with bedding may be attached to a loft, as approved by the code official. Halogen fixtures of any type are not approved.

Lofts and other furniture in the room must not obstruct access to or operation of windows and doors. Doors must be able to fully open. A minimum of thirty (30) inches of clear space must be maintained in front of required egress windows.

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Can I bring a television?

Yes! Naismith Hall provides the basic cable television service to over 50 channels in all residents' rooms, or you can sign up for a premium room where a TV is included.

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Are there Laundry facilities available in Naismith?

Laundry facilities are available for residents' use 24 hours a day on the first floor. Residents are provided a special Laundry Card when they move in to use the washers and dryers. Residents add "credits" to their Laundry Card as needed by going to the Laundry ATM in the Laundry Room. Directions on how to use the Laundry Cards and machines are posted in each Laundry Room.

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Is Naismith Hall connected to the Internet?

Yes. Every room in Naismith Hall has an Ethernet jack for residents to use to connect their personal computers to the Internet. This is the primary, fastest connection. Residents may also access the Internet with their laptops and a wireless card from just about anywhere in the building via our secondary method, a virtual private network (VPN).

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How do I sign up to live in Naismith Hall?

It's really easy. Just click on "Apply Now".

You can also request a Housing Information Packet from our business office that contains everything you need to sign-up. Do not delay. Naismith Hall fills very fast. We can send the information packet to you via US Mail, or we can e-mail it to you - just send an e-mail message to info@naismithhall.com, so we have your e-mail address.

These are just a sampling of the questions we often get. For a more complete experience about life in Naismith Hall, please look through our website or stop by for a tour if you have any other specific questions or want to request a Housing Information Packet.

You can contact us anytime via an email message to info@naismithhall.com or via US Mail to 1800 Naismith Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045. You can also call us during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at (785) 843-8559.

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