Exchange students typically opt to live in either the Jayhawker Towers Apartments or residence halls. You will be responsible for arranging your own housing during the duration of your time at KU. Students are encouraged to contract as soon as possible once admitted (after receiving your KUID number) in order to have access to the greatest range of options. Please note that once you contract, cancellation fees apply. You can explore on‐campus housing options at: http://www.housing.ku.edu/
Jayhawker Towers Apartments - Four‐person and two‐person apartments are available. Each one includes 2 bedrooms, a living room, full bath, and kitchenette with a stove, oven, and refrigerator. The bedrooms are furnished with beds, desks and chairs, and closets with a dresser. Students have the option of purchasing a meal plan but it is not required since there is kitchen access. The buildings remain open during breaks therefore the contracts include break housing so students living there may stay at no additional cost.
Residence Halls - Traditional dormitory‐style living which typically have two students per room. Students are required to purchase a dining plan since there is no kitchen access. Currently, most of the residence halls close during university breaks, with the exception of one or two. Students have the option of paying a flat fee to stay in one that remains open .Break housing rates are subject to change but are currently as follows for the 2014/2015 academic year: Thanksgiving Break $90, Winter Break $522, and Spring Break $144.
The majority of exchange students choose to live on‐campus for convenience and because it is challenging to find furnished apartments with short‐term leases, however, exchange students occasionally choose to live off‐campus. All off‐campus housing arrangements are the responsibility of the student.
Naismith Hall - A privately owned residence‐hall‐style option that is adjacent to campus. For more information visit: http://www.naismithhall.com/