Office of Residence Life

  • Kelly Burns, Coordinator
    of Student Affairs – Residence Life
  • 785.594.8382
  • fax: 785.594.4568
  • Location & Hours
  • Student Union, second floor
  • Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (closed holidays)
  • Office of Residence Life
  • Baker University
  • P.O. Box 65
  • Baldwin City, KS 66006

Gessner Hall

  • 513 Dearborn St.
  • Houses 152 residents
  • Room size: 10' 6" x 17'
  • Floor-to-ceiling height: 9'
  • Window size: 47" high x 68" wide
  • Bed size: twin extra long
  • Closet dimensions: 22.5" deep, 35" wide, 68" tall

Rooms in Gessner Hall are arranged in suites. Two rooms with a connecting bathroom house four people. If you have questions about what to bring and what the halls have, the links on the left will assist you.

Meet the Gessner Hall Staff

Daniel-DavisDaniel Davis, is a senior computer science major from Desoto, Kan. He participates in band, computer science club and the BU Gaming Society, and he chose Baker because he had friends who had gone here ahead of him. His hobbies include video games and watching movies, and he loves being an SRA because he likes hanging out with new people every year.

Gessner-Jacob-NiemanJacob Neiman, is a junior music education major from Topeka and is involved in band, choir and National Association for Music Educators Collegiate. He chose Baker because of the campus, music staff and the inviting visit days he experienced. He loves being an RA because he loves meeting new people every year.

Gessner-Matt-MaumalangaMatt Maumalanga is a sophomore from Wichita, Kan., and is a key member of the Baker football team. He came to Baker because he had heard it was a good school and he got a lot of recommendations. When he isn't too busy with football, Matt enjoys writing poetry, rapping, listening to music and watching Cartoon Network. Matt became an RA because he likes meeting new people and positively impacting the lives of others.

Gessner-Daniel-SumlerDaniel Sumler is a sophomore physical education and health major at Baker. He is from Anderson, Mo., and came to Baker to play football and meet new people. He loves hunting, fishing, Nacho Cheese Doritos, and the color blue. He looks forward to being an RA and making new friends.


Gessner-Dustin-TurnerDustin Turner is a junior computer science major from Overbrook, Kan. He participates in BU wrestling, the Big Event, peer tutoring, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Eta Sigma. He chose Baker after falling in love with the close-knit feel of the campus when visiting for wrestling. His hobbies include video games, working on computers, playing sports, reading, working on tractors and being outdoors. As an RA, he's looking forward to networking with new and returning students to make their Baker experience as enjoyable as his has been.


Floor Plan

View Room Layout 

Mailing & Shipping Address for Students

Baker University
Student Name
618 Eighth Street
MB ## (obtained at Mail & Copy Center)
PO Box 65
Baldwin City KS 66006

Spring 2014 Housing Dates

Spring Break

Housing closes: 5 p.m. Friday, March 14

Housing reopens: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23

Summer Break

Housing closes: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 15

Same Room or Same Hall

Reserve your same room or same hall for 2014-2015: March 10-25.

Housing Lottery

Tuesday, April 1