Resident assistants advise and counsel as you adjust to residence life. They also coordinate educational and social activities.
Students move into Gessner Hall
Applying for housing online is simple and easy.
More than just a place to sleep, your residence hall is your
home away from home.
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
- Kelly Burns, Coordinator
of Student Affairs – Residence Life
- fax: 785.594.4568
- Location & Hours
- Student Union, second floor
- Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Office of Residence Life
- Baker University
- P.O. Box 65
- Baldwin City, KS 66006
- Information for Parents
Learn how we support your student.
Residence Life FAQs
Do I have to live on campus?
Yes, all full-time College of Arts and Sciences students must live in campus residence halls or fraternity or sorority chapter houses.
How are roommates assigned?
Student Affairs staff are responsible for all room assignments. Students complete the online housing form, which includes categories that allow Student Affairs to match students. Also, students may request roommates on the online housing form. Both individuals must mutually request each other for the roommate preference to be considered.
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Housing assignments will be emailed out for the fall semester beginning in early July through the middle of August. Spring semester assignments are made in early January. It is possible that your housing assignment may be updated, in which case you will receive a message through your Baker email indicating your new room and/or roommates.
What meal plans are available?
Dining Services provides 19 meals each week (three per day Monday through Friday and two a day Saturday and Sunday). View meal-plan pricing.
All students living in residence halls (with the exception of Horn and Markham Apartments) 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?
While we do our best to honor each request, you may or may not receive your first choice of housing. Housing placements are based on enrollment deposit dates and returning-student deadlines.
Many freshman women reside in Irwin Hall, and many freshman men reside in Gessner Hall. The New Living Center can house freshmen as well as upperclassmen. Upperclassmen may also be assigned to Gessner or Irwin as space mandates.
The Horn and Markham Apartments are processed in the spring semester for the following fall semester. An application process is used to make this upperclassmen assignment. For more information contact the student affairs coordinator.
What should I bring?
View a list of items to bring (and those to leave at home).
Residency Requirement Exemptions
Baker University's housing policy requires all full-time College of Arts and Sciences students to live in campus housing or in Greek chapter houses. Exceptions to this policy will be considered under the following conditions:
Requests for consideration of exemption and all necessary documentation may be submitted using the online form. The Residency Requirement Exemption Committee will review requests and consider exemptions.