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RESIDENCE HALLS | Lifelong friendships begin here

More than just a place to sleep, your residence hall is your home away from home.

A Positive & Enriching Environment

Assistant hall directors and resident assistant student staff provide advice and counsel as you adjust to college life. Each member of the staff plans and coordinates educational and social activities throughout the academic year.

The Social Center of Your College Experience

Living on campus completes your college experience by allowing you to connect with friends, get involved, and interact with faculty and staff. For this reason, full-time students must live on campus unless they qualify for a residency exemption.

After you are accepted for admission to Baker and decide to officially enroll, submit your enrollment deposit and housing application. The $100 deposit reserves your place in the class as well as priority order in the residence hall room assignment process.

If you are a returning student, look for options and instructions in your student email and posted in the residence halls starting in February each year.

RESIDENCE HALLS

Baker offers several living environments for students on the Baldwin City campus. From suites that are next to classrooms in the New Living Center to calling an apartment home, these are the places you’ll laugh, study, and meet friends you’ll have for the rest of your life.

GESSNER HALL

Gessner Hall houses 140 students and five Residence Life staff members. Rooms house two students each, with a semiprivate bathroom connecting the adjoining rooms.

Students can relax in lounges or play in the game room. A pool table, air hockey, and board games are available for checkout. This hall also includes a computer lab with printing capabilities.

For lists of amenities, specifications, and what the halls provide, click on the Features and Floor Plan & Details boxes.

Features

Residence Hall Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge areas for study or recreation
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coin-operated snack machines
  • Computer lab
  • Daily custodial cleaning of common areas/housekeeping equipment for personal use

Provided in Each Residence Hall Room

  • Bed and mattress (extra-long twin)
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Overhead lighting
  • Dresser
  • Window blinds
  • Bulletin board
  • Book storage space and shelves
  • Basic cable service
  • Basic Internet service
  • Bathrooms (toilet paper, mirror, basic white shower curtain)
Floor Plan & Details

View Room Layout »

  • 518 Dearborn St.
  • Houses 152 residents
  • Room size: 18’ x 12’11”
  • 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
  • Dresser: three drawers, 2’6″ tall, 2’6″ wide, 2′ deep
  • Desk: 4’10” tall, 3’8″ wide, 2′ deep

Meet the Gessner Hall Staff

Tim Moore

Assistant Hall Director | Senior | Biology

 

Zac DeGreef

Resident Assistant | Junior | Secondary Education & History

Jake Miller

Resident Assistant | Sophomore | Business Finance & Accounting

Grant Roesner

Resident Assistant | Junior | Sports Administration

Tyler Walker

Resident Assistant | Sophomore | Business

HORN & MARKHAM APARTMENTS

The Baker University apartment complex houses 95 upperclass and transfer students and one Residence Life staff member. Four students share one furnished apartment that includes individual bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and two bathrooms. Students can have cookouts in the courtyard and enjoy access to amenities in the New Living Center.

For lists of amenities, specifications, and what the apartments provide, click on the Features and Floor Plan & Details boxes.

Features

Apartment

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan in living room
  • Washer/dryer in each unit
  • Living room furniture
  • Internet access in each bedroom
  • Wireless Internet available in each apartment unit
  • Cable service in the common living area
  • Dishwasher, stove and refrigerator in kitchen
  • Window blinds in living area and bedrooms

Bedrooms

  • Bed and mattress (twin extra long)
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Overhead lighting
  • Dresser
  • Window blinds
  • Internet access
  • Basic cable service

Floor Plan & Details

View Room Layout »

  • Apartment size: 37′ x 32′
  • Bedroom size: 10′ x 11.5′
  • Bed size: 79″ x 36″ (twin extra long)
  • Dresser: three drawers, 2’5″ tall, 2’5″ wide, 1’10” deep
  • Bedroom closet: 7’8″ tall, 6’2″ wide, 2’2″ deep
  • Desk: 4’11” tall, 3’6″ wide, 2’1″ deep
  • Bedroom window: 4’4″ tall, 4’9″ wide
  • Living room size: 12′ x 11’6″
  • Living room window: 5’2″ tall, 6’4″ wide
  • Living room furniture provided: end tables, kitchen counter stools, couch, chairs

Meet the Horn & Markham Apartments Staff

Courtney Rogers

Assistant Hall Director | Senior | Business

 

 

IRWIN HALL

Irwin Hall houses 140 students and five Residence Life staff members. Rooms house two students each, with a semiprivate bathroom connecting the adjoining rooms.

Students can relax in lounges or play in the game room. A pool table, air hockey, and board games are available for checkout. This hall also includes a computer lab with printing capabilities.

For lists of amenities, specifications, and what the halls provide, click on the Features and Floor Plan & Details boxes.

Features

Residence Hall Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge areas for study or recreation
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coin-operated snack machines
  • Computer lab
  • Daily custodial cleaning of common areas/housekeeping equipment for personal use

Provided in Each Residence Hall Room

  • Bed and mattress (extra-long twin)
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Overhead lighting
  • Dresser
  • Window blinds
  • Bulletin board
  • Book storage space and shelves
  • Basic cable service
  • Basic Internet service
  • Bathrooms (toilet paper, mirror, basic white shower curtain)

Floor Plan & Details

View Room Layout »

  • 810 Dearborn St.
  • Houses 150 residents
  • Room size: 13′ x 16′ 7.5″
  • Window size: 66.5″ high x 92.5″ wide
  • Floor-to-ceiling height: 9′
  • Bed size: 79″ x 36″ (twin extra long)
  • Closet dimensions: 25″ deep, 41″ wide, 65″ tall
  • Dresser: three drawers, 3’1″ tall, 2’9″ wide, 1’8″ deep
  • Bulletin board: 3’4″ tall, 10′ wide
  • Desk: 4’9″ tall, 3’6″ wide, 2′ deep

Meet the Irwin Hall Staff

Cassity Drabik

Assistant Hall Director | Junior | Elementary Education

 

Elizabeth Christener

Resident Assistant | Senior | Elementary Education

 

 

Shelby Clark

Resident Assistant | Sophomore | Business & Music

 

 

Holly Saelens

Resident Assistant | Senior | Elementary Education

 

 

Tiana Tinari

Resident Assistant | Sophomore | Exercise Science

 

 

NEW LIVING CENTER

The New Living Center houses 180 students in 48 rooms and six Residence Life staff members. Student suites include a common living room for two or four suitemates and one semiprivate bathroom per two students.

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

For lists of amenities, specifications, and what the halls provide, click on the Features and Floor Plan & Details boxes.

Features

Residence Hall Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge areas for study or recreation
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coin-operated snack machines
  • Computer lab
  • Daily custodial cleaning of common areas/housekeeping equipment for personal use

Provided in Each Residence Hall Room

  • Bed and mattress (extra-long twin)
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Overhead lighting
  • Dresser
  • Window blinds
  • Bulletin board
  • Book storage space and shelves
  • Basic cable service
  • Basic Internet service
  • Bathrooms (toilet paper, mirror, basic white shower curtain)

Floor Plans & Details

Suite A (1 per room, 4 per suite) »

Suite A (ADA) »

Suite B (2 per room, 4 per suite) »

Suite C (2 per room, 2 per suite) »

Suite C (ADA) »

 

  • 614 Dearborn St.
  • Houses 190 residents
  • Bed size: 79″ x 36″ (twin extra long)
  • Floor-to-ceiling height: 9′
  • Blinds: 43″ x 51″
  • Suite A open closet (no doors) for one person: 9′ tall, 32″ wide, 27″ deep
  • Suites B/C open closet (no doors) shared by two people: 80” wide, 9’ tall, 28” deep, 70” floor to shelf
  • Desk: 2’6″ tall, 4′ wide, 2′ deep
  • Dresser: 3 drawers, 2’6″ tall, 2’6″ wide, 2′ deep
  • Couch length: 5′ 6.5″ (66.5″)
  • Couch width: 32″
  • Living room end table: 24″ x 27″
  • Wall behind toilet: 35″ wide
  • Towel rack in bathroom: 47″ from floor
  • All other living room and bedroom measurements included on floor plans

Meet the NLC Staff

Maddie Smith

Assistant Hall Director | Junior | Elementary Education

Mackenzie Garber

Resident Assistant | Junior | Secondary Education & English 

 

 

Kerrigan Hartzell

Resident Assistant | Sophomore | Psychology

 

Ethan Herring

Resident Assistant | Senior | Business Finance & Accounting

 

 

Aubrie Nichols

Resident Assistant | Sophomore | Music Education

 

 

Carrington Ream

Resident Assistant | Senior | Psychology

What Should I Bring?

What should I bring?
  • Waterproof mattress pad (required and should be purchased at a retailer offering extra-long twin mattress pads)
  • Sheets, pillow/pillowcases (extra-long twin)
  • Comforter and blankets
  • Bath linens and supplies
  • Wastebasket and liners
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Carpet (cannot be installed)
  • Microwave (1.5 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Mini refrigerator (3.7 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk lamp (non-halogen)
  • U/L-approved extension cord/power strip (7 plugs or fewer)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Crates for storage
  • Computer
  • Ethernet cord
  • TV (cable-ready)
  • TV stand with mount
  • Gaming system
  • Portable radio/stereo
  • Laundry basket and detergent

Apartments Only

  • Utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Plates
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Other kitchen items

What is prohibited?
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Appliance with an open heating coil
  • Broiler ovens, toasters/toaster ovens (only approved for apartments)
  • Alcohol and alcohol paraphernalia (please refer to University Policy)
  • Smoking materials and smokeless tobacco
  • Candles, incense, candle warmers, paraphernalia
  • Four-way or cheater plugs
  • Extension cords w/o breaker
  • Sun or heat lamps
  • Appliances not marked as U/L approved
  • Tacks or nails in the walls or ceiling
  • TV wall mounts
  • Contact paper on walls or furniture
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric sauce pans or hot plates
  • Laser pointers
  • Halogen/quartz light bulbs and lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Oil popcorn popper
  • Paint ball, BB guns, weapons
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks

Other Guidelines

Shower curtains are used in the bathrooms. We encourage you to also bring basic cleaning supplies for your bedroom and bathroom, including disinfectant cleaning solutions, sponges, toilet brush and cleaner, glass cleaner, and furniture polish or spray.

All residents of Gessner and Irwin halls and the New Living Center are required to purchase a meal plan for the Long Student Center dining room. Cooking in the residence halls is not allowed, so please do not bring hotplates, grills, toaster ovens, or any appliance that is heat generated by an open flame or coils (Foreman Grills are also prohibited). Microwave ovens with low wattage are allowed. These policies are put in place and enforced by the local fire marshal.

Costs

During your search of colleges, you will find that Baker University’s total direct cost of tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board is highly competitive with other private institutions.

  • More than 90% of Baker students at the College of Arts and Sciences receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants that total thousands of dollars.
  • For more information, please call 800.873.4282, request more information.

2019-20 Costs
TUITION  
Full-time undergraduates (12-18 hours) $29,300/year  $14,650/semester
Part-time undergraduates (1-11 hours) $945 per c/h
Overload (over 18 hours) $425 per c/h
Interterm session only $425 per c/h
Summer school courses $425 per c/h
Summer internship - first 3 hours $200 per c/h
Summer internship - over 3 hours $425 per c/h
High school tuition $110 per c/h
High school concurrent credit $110 per c/h
ROOM  
Irwin/Gessner double occupancy $3,950/year  $1,975/semester
Irwin/Gessner single occupancy $5,660/year  $2,830/semester
New Living Center Suite A (1/room, 4/suite) $5,880/year  $2,940/semester
New Living Center Suite B (2/room, 4/suite) $5,050/year  $2,525/semester
New Living Center Suite C (2/room, 2/suite) $5,310/year  $2,655/semester
Apartments $6,180/year  $3,090/semester
MEAL PLANS  
19-meal plan (19 meals per week + $25 in declining balance per semester) $4,400/year  $2,200/semester
14-meal plan (14 meals per week + $200 in declining balance + 10 flex meals per semester) $4,400/year  $2,200/semester
12-meal plan (12 meals per week + $75 in declining balance + 10 flex meals per semester) $4,180/year  $2,090/semester
Block plan (225 meals per semester + $200 in declining balance per semester) $4,400/year  $2,200/semester
Commuter meal plan (50 meals per semester + $145 in declining balance/semester)
available only to students living off campus or in Greek chapter houses or Horn and Markham apartments
 $1,100/year  $550/semester
NEW STUDENTS
 
Confirmation deposit (collected from all new students) $100
Matriculation fee (collected first semester of enrollment) $80
MANDATORY FEES
 
General university fee (full time) $500/year  $250/semester
General university fee (part time) $200/year  $100/semester
OTHER FEES  
Athletic program fees TBD/per sport
Music private lesson fee - NONREFUNDABLE $230/semester (half-hour lessons)
Instructional fees - NONREFUNDABLE TBD/course
Advanced placement fee $35
Graduation fee (charged when senior status attained) $125
Returned-check charge $25
Student ID card - replacement fee $30 each
Student-teaching fee $20 per c/h
State-assessed fees for student teaching TBD (subject to change without notice)
Official transcript request $10 each
Interest charged on late payments 1% per month
Rules & Regulations

Below is a sampling of common policies for your reference. Complete rules and regulations for Horn and Markham Apartments, Irwin Hall, Gessner Hall, and the New Living Center can be found in the pdf Student Handbook.

  • The Horn and Markham residence facilities will be under supervision of one assistant hall director.
  • The Baker University alcohol policy, as printed in the Baker Student Handbook and on the Student Affairs website will be strictly enforced.
  • Gatherings in the Horn and Markham Apartments will not disturb others and will not include more than 16 people in an apartment at any time. Residents who are disturbed by noise will first contact the offender and ask them to reduce the noise. If this request is not heeded, the assistant hall director should be contacted. The assistant hall director may issue warnings, but an incident report could be issued for noise and failure to comply.
  • All personal property of the residents must be stored within the apartment. Personal property is not allowed on the balcony, stairwells or railings.
  • Trash is to be placed in the trash dumpster.
  • All necessary furniture is provided in each apartment. Individuals are discouraged from bringing additional furniture and are prohibited from bringing personal mattresses. No provided furnishings may be removed from the apartment.
  • Cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco are not permitted in any building on the Baker University campus nor within 25 feet of any building. Smoking and using smokeless tobacco outdoors are permitted. Please discard tobacco in the appropriate container. Students will be documented if they fail to follow this policy.
  • Periodic health/safety and maintenance checks will be conducted in the buildings. Apartments found insufficient will be documented. Failure to comply will result in a fine and/or professional cleaning at cost from the maintenance department.
  • Barbecue grills may be used only in the commons area of the ground floor of the apartment complex. Grills may not be stored or used in an apartment.
  • No halogen or quartz light bulbs or lamps, incense, candles or candle warmers are permitted in the apartments. Please see the student handbook for further information as to what not to bring to BU.
  • Dartboards are not allowed.
  • Bikes should be kept in the bike racks provided, not inside apartments or chained to railings.
  • No tape (other than blue painter’s tape), shelves, bookcases or furniture are to be attached to walls. Stick or push pins are not allowed.
  • Use blue painters tape to hang pictures or posters on walls. Fabric should not be hung on walls or ceilings.
  • Toilet paper is furnished. Contact your assistant hall director.
  • Maintenance concerns should be submitted using the online maintenance work request. The Office of Maintenance is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nonemergency requests submitted after 2:30 p.m. may not be addressed until the next business day. If your concern is not addressed within 48 hours, please contact your assistant hall director.
  • The assistant hall director and Campus Security can be a resource during emergencies. Please add your assistant hall director’s and Campus Security’s numbers in your phone. For campus emergencies, please call Campus Security at 785.594.8430 (available 24/7). For medical emergencies, always call 911.
  • Twenty-four-hour quiet time will be maintained during the week of finals. This will begin on stop day, the day before the first day of finals beginning midnight of the last full day of classes.
  • Detailed checkouts will take place when an apartment or room is vacated. Residents will be held responsible for damage to their apartment and the furnishings within it. Fines will be charged for damage. Failure to vacate an apartment at the designated time at the conclusion of the school term will result in a charge of $50 per day or part thereof.
  • Failure to abide by University policies or regulations will result in judicial documentation including, but not limited to, fines, retribution and possible removal.

CONTACT US

Nicholas Goodman
Director of Residence Life
785.594.4792
fax: 785.594.4568
reslife@bakerU.edu
P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065

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