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Campus Creative: Dorm Life at KU

At a Glance: Dorm Life at KU

Love it or hate it, dorm life is an integral part of the freshman experience for many college students. Whether you lived in a suite on Daisy Hill or a two-person room at GSP, every student has a story or two about their dorm experience. Here are a few things you may not know about the on-campus housing here at KU:


  1. 1. 25% of KU students live in KU owned, operated, or affiliated housing

Considering freshmen are the ones typically living in student housing and they make up about a quarter of the school’s population, this makes sense. This statistic includes off campus residence halls such as Naismith Hall.

2. A New Residence Hall is Coming to 19th Street Next Year

The new 19th Street Housing Project will feature four types of rooms and will be available for upperclassmen as well as freshmen. The Hall will have 545 rooms and its construction is estimated to cost $51 million.

3. The Newest Dorms at KU are Self and Oswald

The two residence halls were opened in 2015, the first new on campus housing complexes at the University since 1966!

4. KU has 12 Scholarship Halls

Six men’s halls, six women’s halls. Schol Halls residents cook their own meals on a rotating schedule and partake in several different events throughout the year, including “Schol Hollywood” at Douthart and Pearson’s Lawn Rock-a-thon.

5. Corbin Hall is Rumored to be Haunted

(Purposely found the creepiest picture possible)

According to the story, Corbin Hall is said to be occupied by the ghost of a resident who took her own life while living in KU’s only all-female residence hall. Many girls have reported seeing doors slam shut on their own, white orbs appearing in the hall, and mirrors shattering.  

Marissa Ventrelli is a Freshman at the University of Kansas majoring in journalism. She currently writes for Her Campus and takes photos for her school's newspaper, the Daily Kansan. Her goal is to become a photojournalist for National Geographic but also to own several dogs and have a pathetically impressive collection of nut butters. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, hiking, volunteering, and writing about herself in the third person. After graduation, she hopes to move to Oregon where she will mock its citizens while simultaneously identifying with them on a deep level. 
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