April 3, 2014

Thank you to everyone that participated in the recent survey, and Congratulations to LAUREN AKS and SEAN FRANKLIN!!  Both have won $50 cash and a KU Jayhawks Bluetooth Speaker when their names were randomly drawn from the group of residents that completed the Naismith Hall Resident Survey and provided their contact information for the drawing.

We received very good feedback through the survey, and we will be acting on some of your recommendations very soon.  We will keep you posted on these items as we are able to implement them.


March 24, 2014

Naismith Hall Announces First Class of Naismith Scholars

Lawrence KS - March 24, 2014 - Naismith Hall, a private residence hall serving the University of Kansas since 1965, is pleased to announce its inaugural class of four Naismith Hall Scholars for Spring 2014.  Naismith Hall Scholars are awarded a $1000 scholarship to building residents on the basis of both academic achievement as well as contributions to residential life Naismith Hall and the broader KU Community.  The initial winners include:

 Dalton Jorns, School of Business, Sophomore, Olathe, KS, Olathe Northwest High School
 Jake Novicoff, School of Business, Freshman, Overland Park, KS, Blue Valley Southwest High  School
 Austen McGuire, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sophomore,  Overland Park, KS Blue  Valley West High School
 Chloe Hosid, School of Architecture, Sophomore, Plano, TX, Plano Senior High

"We are very excited about the great group of residents that form our initial class of Naismith Hall scholars," said Sara Mann, the General Manager of Naismith Hall.  "We received many impressive applications for the Naismith Hall Scholar program, but Dalton, Jake, Austen and Chloe stood out as both extraordinary students and wonderful members of our residential community.  We are very proud of them."

Two of the winners were from the KU School of Business which is the closest academic building to Naismith Hall.

"On behalf of the School of Business, we are very proud that Dalton Jorns and Jake Novicoff have been chosen as Naismith Hall Scholars," said Dean Neeli Bendapudi, Dean of the KU School of Business.  "Not only have they excelled in the classroom, but they have exhibited exemplary commitment to both their residential community as well as the broader KU campus."

Located adjacent to campus on Naismith Drive, Naismith Hall is a vibrant living and learning community where academic excellence and community involvement is recognized and celebrated.  With over 125 suites with private baths, Naismith Hall recently completed a significant renovation adding new study rooms, computer labs, fireplace lounges, an exercise room, and a community kitchen to complement its award-winning food service with an unparalleled set of amenities for its residents under one roof.  To learn more, visit www.naismithhall.com or contact Sara Mann at 785-843-8559.

January 9, 2014

Dear Naismith Hall Resident,


Naismith Hall is excited to announce our 2014 Academic Scholarship Program for Naismith Hall Scholars with awards to begin Spring Semester 2014 for current Naismith Hall residents.  Eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2014 to Naismith Hall Scholars for academic excellence and community involvement. Four scholarships will be awarded in the Spring and four scholarships in the Fall to Naismith Hall Scholars residing at Naismith Hall at the time of the awards; two of the scholarships will be available for residents (one male and one female) enrolled in any undergraduate level full-time curriculum, and two scholarships will be exclusively for undergraduate residents enrolled in the KU School of Business (one male and one female).


The Spring 2014 Scholarships will be based on the highest grade point averages received, number of credit hours taken and your community involvement during the Fall 2013 semester.   The same scholarship criteria will be in place for the Fall 2014 semester for Naismith Hall Scholars residing at Naismith Hall in the Fall with the awards based on your Spring 2014 academic performance and community involvement.  


Stop by the Naismith Hall front desk for Academic Scholarship Program Guidelines.


November 19, 2013


Are You a New Resident for AY14-15?

Go on-line and complete your contract addendum to confirm your housing for next year!

Are You a Returning Resident for AY14-15?

Complete your Returning Resident Room and Board Addendum and return it to the Business Office as soon as possible to secure your space!  Don’t have one?  They are available at the front desk! 


September 16, 2013

New lobby in Naismith Hall is a hit

By Tom Quinlan | Sep. 16, 2013 | http://udkne.ws/167QNp1

Opened in 1965, Naismith Hall has housed almost 20,000 students over the years. This historic residence hall is looking to the future with major renovations.  The privately owned residence hall has just received a major facelift to its first floor lobby.

The Bromley Companies, a New York-based real estate investment company, owns Naismith Hall.  Bromley owns other student residence facilities at Colorado State, Texas Tech and Ohio University.  Bromley has a reputation for updating residence halls to better suit student needs. This is the first part of a renovation process that will cost approximately $3 million.  Construction on the lobby finished in August, just in time for its residents to move in for the fall semester.  The lobby comes with plenty of features that residents of Naismith will enjoy.

“I’m really into the sleek modern aesthetic. I love the fireplace,” said Shegufta Huma, a freshman living in Naismith.  At any given time you’re likely to see students congregating around the fireplace, which is an obvious favorite with many of those who live at Naismith.  The straight, sharp edges complement the contemporary seating that surrounds the fireplace.

“I come down here no matter what time of night it is, I know someone who’s down here, hanging out.  It’s very social,” said freshman Carly Aufdem-Brinke, who isn’t alone when it comes to the sense of community that the lobby gives Naismith Hall.

The new lobby is almost universally admired with an overwhelming appreciation for the many of the new features.  Eli Finkelstein, a transfer student to the University, had no trouble identifying his favorite aspects of the common areas.  “The pingpong table, brings people together and the sitting area, people like to come down and study.”  The combination of academic and social features of Naismith’s new lobby will contribute to student success and satisfaction for years to come.


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September 5, 2013

Bromley Companies is pleased to announce the completion of the ground floor lobby renovation to Naismith Hall (www.naismithhall.com).  The renovations include over 4,000 square feet of new amenity spaces on the ground floor including:

New fireplace lounge
New TV lounge with comfortable seating
New recreational areas including a pool table and a ping pong table
Private group study and conference rooms
A new computer lab with iMac, PCs, free printing and new high speed internet access
An on-site fitness area with cardio, weights and stretching areas overlooking the private swimming pool
A new laundry room with machines that notify residents via text message when their laundry is done
A new community kitchen for residents to enjoy cooking and baking
Upgraded internet speeds and new, faster wireless service throughout the building

The design of the new amenity spaces and lobby areas transformed storage and aging lobby spaces into modern, comfortable areas for students to study, exercise, cook and socialize.  “Our design for the renovation was modeled much more on an upscale boutique hotel than on traditional university dormitory layouts” said Dan Sabatini, principal of Sabatini Architects Inc. who designed the space. “We wanted to create some really unique spaces for Naismith residents that help foster a sense of community and provide a unique residential experience.”

“We were very excited to unveil the main floor renovations to our incoming residents that arrived in August who were thrilled with the new spaces”, said James Graham, President of the Bromley Group.  “We are proud that Naismith Hall has housed over 20,000 University of Kansas Students over the years, and this significant renovation helps transform the building with all the latest amenities that current and future residents will enjoy for years to come.”

Since 1965, Naismith Hall has been one of the premier private housing facilities for students attending the University of Kansas, located on Naismith Drive near Allen Fieldhouse, home to the University of Kansas basketball team, and the new Ambler Student Recreation Center.  Naismith Hall offers residents easy walking and bus access to the University’s academic and athletic facilities. Bromley purchased the property in December 2012 and is building on Naismith Hall’s past success.

Naismith Hall is the only residence hall on or off-campus that exclusively offers semi-private bathrooms with all student rooms.  Naismith Hall also offers a comfortable dining hall, TV lounge, exercise room, laundry facilities and private swimming pool.  Visit our website at www.naismithhall.com to find more information about the property.

August 15, 2013

The renovations have just finished up at Naismith Hall! If you haven’t already, friend us on Facebook so you can see everything that is NEW at NAISMITH HALL! 

March 25, 2013

We are pleased to announce the first phase of a $3 million planned renovation to Naismith Hall which will include a major renovation of the ground floor of the building. The renovation will include over 4,000 square feet of new amenity and common spaces for building residents including:

  • New fireplace lounge, a cozy place for study and social events
  • New TV lounge with comfortable seating to watch KU hoops or just relax
  • New recreational areas including a pool and ping pong tables
  • Private group study and conference rooms
  • A new computer lab with iMac, PCs, free printing and new high speed internet access.
  • An on-site fitness area with cardio, weights and stretching areas overlooking our private swimming pool
  • A new community kitchen to cook, bake and create your own culinary masterpieces

This renovation will further enhance Naismith Hall’s reputation as a preferred housing option for KU students. Naismith is the only residence hall which offers such an array of amenities under one roof in addition to providing some of the largest rooms and semi-private baths for all residents.

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At Naismith Hall, you will make friends and create memories to last a lifetime!

We think you’ll love the New Naismith!

February 13, 2013

Thank you to everyone that took the time to participate in the survey and Congratulations to THEO RICHARDSON. He has won a New Nexus 7 16GB Tablet!  Theo’s name was randomly drawn from the group of residents that completed the Naismith Hall Resident Survey and provided their contact information for the drawing.  

You all provided us with very good feedback through the survey and we will be acting on some of your recommendations very soon.  We will keep you posted on these items as we are able to implement them.

Naismith Hall Management


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