Students move into Gessner Hall
Residence Assistants (RAs) advise and counsel as you adjust to residence life. They also coordinate educational and social activities.
More than just a place to sleep, your residence hall is your home away from home.
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Living on campus completes your college experience and allows you to connect with friends, get involved and interact with faculty and staff.
Office of Residence Life
- Location & Hours
- Second floor, Harter Union
- Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed holidays)
- Office of Residence Life
- Baker University
- P.O. Box 65
- Baldwin City, KS 66006
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Residence Life FAQs
Do I have to live on campus?
All College of Arts and Sciences students must live in campus residence halls or fraternity or sorority houses if they do not live in their parents' home within a reasonable commuting distance. Exceptions to this policy will be considered under the following conditions:
Requests for consideration of exemption are to be made in writing to the Associate Dean of Students. The housing committee will review requests and consider exemptions in making recommendations to the Dean of Students.
How are roommates assigned?
The Associate Dean of Students and Director of Housing is responsible for all room assignments. A questionnaire is mailed with the housing contract and includes categories that allow the Associate Dean of Students to match students. Also, students may request roommates. Both individuals are required to send written notification to the Associate Dean of Students to a request roommate preference.
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Housing assignments will be mailed out for the fall semester beginning in early July through the middle of August. Spring semester assignment are done the first of January.
What meal plans are available?
All students living in residence halls are required to take one of the following plans:
The plans are optional for all students not living in residence halls. A declining balance may be added to student accounts and used in the Wildcat Cafe or dining hall.
How do I know which hall I will be assigned?
Freshman women will reside in Irwin Hall. Freshman men will be assigned to Gessner Hall. The New Living Center will house upperclassmen. Upperclassmen may also be assigned to Gessner or Irwin as space mandates.
The Horn and Markham Apartments are processed in the spring for the following fall semester. An application process is used to make this upperclassmen assignment. For more information contact the housing director at extension 8473.