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

New Living Center

  • 614 Dearborn St.
  • Houses 190 residents
  • Student room size (double): 12’6” x 11’9”
  • Student room size (single): 10’3” x 9’6”
  • Living room size (double): 8’ x 16’6”
  • Living room size (single): 8’6” x 18’
  • Window size: 50.5" high x 86" wide
  • Floor-to-ceiling height: 9’
  • Bed size: 79" x 36" (twin extra long)
  • Open closet (no doors) dimensions: 80" wide, 70" tall

The New Living Center houses 190 students in 48 rooms. Five additional rooms house residential assistants and other personnel. Student suites include a common living room area for two or four suitemates and one bathroom per two students.

Residents can whip up a quick meal or late-night snack in the community kitchen. The center also houses two classrooms and a computer lab with printing capabilities.

If you have questions about what to bring and what the halls have, the links on the left will assist you.

Meet the New Living Center Hall Staff

NLC-Jessie-RiggsJessie Riggs is a first-year graduate student at the University of Kansas where he studies higher education administration. He is the area coordinator for Gessner, the New Living Center and the apartments, and during his undergraduate experience he was involved in a variety of sports and on-campus groups. He loves bowling, he collects pens, and he knows that he will love it here at Baker because he enjoys helping and advising students as they develop professionally. Jessie is from Wellington, Kan., and attended Southwestern University for his undergrad where he studied liberal arts and sciences, law and legal studies, political science and leadership studies.

Megan RosaMegan Rosa is a senior chemistry and exercise science major from Olathe, Kan. She is involved in Cardinal Key, cross country and track at Baker and also enjoys cooking, crocheting, hiking, reading and karate. Megan chose Baker because of the friendly people and the wonderful track program. She loves being an SRA because she enjoys working with awesome people and decorating her hall.

NLC-Emilee-StoneEmilee Stone is a sophomore art education major from Anderson, Mo. She participates in the Baker Art Club and came to Baker because of the great education and art programs. Her hobbies include art, fishing and eating Skittles. She can't wait to be an RA so that she can connect with her residents.


NLC-Alexia-NyoniAlexia Nyoni is a resident assistant and an accounting and business major at Baker. Alexia is a sophomore from Harare, Zimbabwe, and an active member of Mungano and Speech Choir. She chose Baker because of a family member who recommended it to her. She loves shopping and gummy bears, and she knows that she will love being an RA because she loves meeting new people and making new friends!

NLC-Mercedes-Johnson-IshmonMercedes Johnson-Ishmon is a sophomore biology major from El Paso, Texas. She is part of Mungano and the BU track team, and she also enjoys dancing and cooking. She chose Baker because of the small campus and the track scholarship she received for being an outstanding athlete. She became an RA in order to create "caring relationships with residents. I want them to feel comfortable around me and come to me with any problems they may have."

NLC-Cody-SunderlandCody "Code-man" Sunderland is a sophomore exercise science major from Pleasanton, Kan. He chose Baker because he loves to play basketball. His hobbies include sports, hunting and hanging out with friends. Cody's favorite color is blue and his favorite snack is Oreos and milk. He is excited about being an RA so that he can get to know a lot more people.

NLC-LaDacia-CainLaDachia Cain is a sophomore biology major from Carrollton, Texas, and is involved with the BU track team and Mungano. She chose Baker for its track team, the academics and the overall environment. LaDachia can be found hanging out with friends or reading. She can't wait to get to know more people as an RA.


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

Summer Break 2014

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