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

Area coordinators and resident assistants provide advice and counsel as you adjust to residence hall 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 both the pdfEnrollment Agreement and housing application. The enrollment agreement requires a $100 advance deposit, which reserves your place in the class as well as priority order in the residence hall room assignment process. Please return it to the Office of Admission, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

If you are a returning student, please follow these instructions for renewing your housing application.

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

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 will assist you.

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
  • 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
  • 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

Ian Calkins

Ian is the senior resident assistant for Gessner Hall. He is a junior majoring in music and business. His favorite color is that of a true Baker student: orange! Baker is Ian’s home away from home. He loves being involved with football and Residence Life because of the connections and new friendships that are made.

 

Christian Jackson

Christian is a returning hall staff member who is also returning to Gessner for his second year. Christian is majoring in sports administration and is a junior. He enjoys being involved in lots of things on campus besides Residence Life, like Student Activities Council, and the sports administration club. During his free time, Christian enjoys playing basketball and video games and hanging out with the many friends he has across campus.

Taylor Ficke

Taylor is from Olathe, Kansas, and joining us for his first year on hall staff. This will be Taylor’s second year at Baker, where he is majoring in business. He enjoys being a member of the Baker Serves organization and participating in community service events. He is most excited to get to know and meet unique people and putting on programs for his residents.

Reece Loridon III

Maurice (Reece) is a sophomore majoring in elementary education. He is a new staff member who is also involved in the soccer team and Baker’s television station. Reece was drawn to Baker because of the great education he knew he would receive and because of the connectedness he felt to the people around campus.

Josh Ortiz

Josh is a returning staff member who is excited to be working and living in Gessner. He is a junior majoring in mathematics and secondary education and is from Valley Center, Kansas. While his academics keep him busy, Josh is a member of the wrestling team and spirit squad. He values his job as an RA because he has the chance to meet students and help them have the same amazing experience he has had.

HORN & MARKHAM APARTMENTS

The Baker University apartment complex houses 96 students, selected through an application process. Four students share one furnished apartment, including individual bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and two bathrooms.

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
  • 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

Loic (Frenchy) Vaugirard

Loic (Frenchy) is a junior majoring in international business and accounting. He enjoys playing basketball and football and surfing and is involved in Student Senate, Speech Choir and the football team. Frenchy cares about his residents and tries to make them feel included.

James Newton

James is a senior from Desoto, Kansas, majoring in computer science and mathematics. James is an avid gamer and reader who also enjoys making his own cheese. He enjoys the feel of campus and being involved with organizations such as band, tennis, and Speech Choir.

IRWIN HALL

Rooms in Irwin 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 provided assist you.

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
  • 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

Madison Brown

Madison serves as the senior resident assistant for Irwin Hall. She is a junior majoring in physics and English. She loves serving as a leader and participating in other campus organizations such as Baker Serves, Student Activities Council, and the computer science club. Her favorite thing about working in Residence Life is move-in day. Madison loves meeting all the new students and helping them feel welcome at Baker.

 

Shelbi Minnis

Shelbi is a sophomore from Topeka, Kansas, studying prenursing. She loves being at Baker because of the opportunities she has as well as the great atmosphere created by the people here.

 

Evan Eckwall

Evan is our lone male resident assistant in Irwin. Evan is a sophomore majoring in international business and is a member of the soccer team. He enjoys all sports and enjoys the connections that can be made playing team sports.

Lela Hautau

Lela is sophomore majoring in secondary English education. She is from Pacific Grove, California, and came to Baker because she recognized the opportunities she would have to grow in multiple aspects of her life. She is active with all sorts of music groups on campus, including Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, and is in Speech Choir.

Vanessa Shaw

Vanessa is a sophomore majoring in accounting and business management. She is involved across campus with intramurals, Baker Serves, being a parMentor, and other activities . When she isn’t doing homework, attending campus events, or doing Residence Life things, you can find her doing soduku, watching “Grey’s Anatomy,” and probably cleaning. Vanessa chose Baker because she knew that she would receive a high-quality education within a warm, welcoming community.

NEW LIVING CENTER

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 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 provided will assist you.

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)

Details
  • 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

Kira Eddy

Kira is the senior resident assistant for the NLC. She is sophomore majoring in exercise science. She is heavily involved on campus with her Greek chapter, the softball team, and serving as a wrestling manager. Kira considers her experience at Baker amazing because of the endless opportunities to grow and become a leader.

CJ Bolton

CJ is a junior business and secondary education major from Drexel, Missouri. His favorite color is green and he loves to munch on sunflower seeds. He participates in varsity basketball, youth group, and intramural football and volleyball. CJ has seen every Will Ferrell movie. He looks forward to the opportunity to be a leader in the hall and on the campus.

Noah Taylor

Noah is a sophomore from Parsons, Kansas, majoring in accounting and business finance. Noah is involved in his Greek chapter and the Loud Noises improve group on campus. When he is not busy with things on campus he enjoys working on and modifying cars.

Traivion Sharp

Traivion is junior, from Olathe, Kansas, majoring in communication studies and minoring in business. Traivion shares a favorite color with many Baker students: orange! He also is involved on campus with Mungano and is a member of the track team.

Zach Hipsher

Zach, from Oak Grove, Missouri, is a sophomore majoring in computer science and minoring in business. He is an avid gamer and has his own YouTube channel. Zach was drawn to the amazing atmosphere at Baker and wants to contribute to that atmosphere.

Niko Savaiinaea

Niko joins us from Paulsboro, New Jersey. He is sophomore, majoring in exercise science and education. Niko is on the football and wrestling teams and is a member of a Greek chapter. He is passionate about everything that he does, especially Polynesian fire knife dancing. Niko loves meeting new people and calls Baker his home away from home.

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
  • VCR/DVD and 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. A limited amount of cleaning supplies will be available from housekeeping.

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.

2017-18 Costs
TUITION
Full-time undergraduates (12-18 hours)$28,430/year  $14,215/semester
Part-time undergraduates (1-11 hours)$890 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$3,910/year  $1,955/semester
Irwin/Gessner single occupancy$5,500/year  $2,750/semester
New Living Center Suite A (1/room, 4/suite)$5,820/year  $2,910/semester
New Living Center Suite B (2/room, 4/suite)$5,000/year  $2,500/semester
New Living Center Suite C (2/room, 2/suite)$5,260/year  $2,630/semester
Apartments$6,120/year  $3,060/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
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)$450/year  $225/semester
General university fee (part time)$200/year  $100/semester
OTHER FEES 
Athletic program fees$25-$200 depending on sport
Music private lesson fee - NONREFUNDABLE$220/semester (half-hour lessons)
Instructional fees - NONREFUNDABLETBD/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 teachingTBD (subject to change without notice)
Official transcript request$10 each
Interest charged on late payments1% per month

RULES & REGULATIONS

Rules & Regulations
  • The Horn and Markham residence facilities will be under supervision of two senior resident assistants and one area coordinator.
  • 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, an apartment senior resident assistant should be contacted. The SRA 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 senior resident assistant.
  • 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 senior resident assistant.
  • Senior resident assistants and Campus Security can be a resource during emergencies. Please add your SRA’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.

 

Apartment Social Regulations

  • 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.
  • All social events involving alcohol within the apartment complex must be registered with the Office of Student Affairs by noon on Thursday before the event. Any gathering within the apartment that involves alcohol and guests is considered a social event. Senior resident assistants will be advised when a social event has been registered.
  • Failure to register a social event will result in a conduct documentation, sanctions and/or removal from the apartment complex.
  • Please refer to the drug and alcohol policy and social regulations from the BU Handbook.

CONTACT US

Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
785.594.8431
fax: 785.594.4568
cassy.bailey@bakerU.edu
P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065