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: 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

Maurice "Reece" Loridon

Reece returns to Gessner Hall as the senior resident assistant. This is his second year on staff. Reece is a junior majoring in elementary education, and he is involved with the soccer team and KNBU-TV. Reece feels that meeting new people is the best part of being a Residence Life staff member

Evan Eckwall

Evan returns for his second year on the Residence Life staff. He is from Kansas City, Missouri, and was drawn to Baker University for the business program. He is also a soccer player. Evan enjoys getting to know his residents better in one-on-one conversations and being able to help them out whenever he can.

Taylor Ficke

Taylor is a native Kansan, coming from Olathe, and joining us for his second year on hall staff. This is Taylor’s third year at Baker, where he is majoring in business finance. He enjoys being a member of the tennis team. He is most excited to get to know and meet new, unique people and putting on programs for his residents.

Jason “Bell-Dozer” Bell

Jason is a junior and member of the football team. He also enjoys tabletop war gaming, video games, and foreign languages. He participates in Spanish, French, and German classes on campus. Jason is excited about the opportunity to provide leadership for both new and returning students at BU.

Carlos Rodriguez-Cuevas

Carlos is a sophomore joining Residence Life for his first year on staff. He is from Eudora, Kansas, and likes to participate in intramural sports, musicals, band, and choir. Carlos loves to perform music and write songs, and he is majoring in computer science and pre-engineering. He is looking forward to being able to improve residence life on Baker’s campus.

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

Frenchy is a returning staff member who is a senior majoring in international business and accounting. He enjoys photography and surfing and is involved in Speech Choir and the football team. Frenchy cares about his residents and always makes them feel included.

Christian Jackson

Christian returns to us as a senior majoring in sports administration. He is from Kansas City, Missouri. Christian is active in residence life, Sports Administration Club, and Student Activities Council. He enjoys basketball, video games, and hanging out with friends. Most people don’t miss Christian walking around campus at his height of 6’8”. He likes being the first person that residents get to see when they come to campus.

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

Folauhola "Lela" Hautau

Lela serves as the senior resident assistant for Irwin Hall. She is a junior majoring in English and secondary education. She is from Pacific Grove, California, and came to Baker because it just felt like home for her. She is active in three choirs on campus: Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Speech Choir. Lela is looking forward to making a positive impact on the lives of new and returning residents.

Vanessa Shaw

Vanessa is a junior majoring in psychology and business. She is involved across campus with Baker Serves and parMentors and has served two years as a summer conference assistant on campus. Vanessa chose Baker University for its beautiful campus, the small community, and friendly faces. She wants to be a positive and real role model for the residents in both school and life situations.

Rhonda Applegate

Rhonda is new to the Irwin Hall staff. She is the station manager at KNBU, our Baker radio station. If you aren’t able to find her at the radio station, you will more than likely find her outdoors hunting or fishing. Rhonda is looking forward to forming a genuine connection with her residents.

Zasher Gary

Zasher is a new staff member from Kansas City, Missouri. Zasher is a junior and chose Baker because the environment was very welcoming, and she knew it would be a place where she could succeed and enjoy her college years. She is majoring in psychology, and her favorite color is yellow.

Danisha Turner

Danisha is a senior joining us for her first year on staff. She enjoys basketball, reading, and listening to music and is active with Called to Greatness and Baker Serves. She is majoring in international studies and sociology. Danisha is most looking forward to meeting all of the new students and helping all of her residents with their needs.

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

Ian Calkins

Ian is the senior resident assistant for the NLC. He is a senior who might be found snacking on Oreos and milk. Ian is a music major who participates in fraternity life, jazz band, symphonic band, brass quartet, and football. Baker is Ian’s home away from home and is everything he could have wished for! He loves making connections with people and students while creating an environment that everyone can thrive in.

Zach Hipsher

Zach is a returning staff member who is originally from Oak Grove in our neighboring state, Missouri. He is a junior majoring in computer science and minoring in business. He is an avid gamer and also likes to read. Zach was drawn to the amazing atmosphere at Baker and wants to help contribute to that.

Frank Sandoval

Frank is a first-year staff member from Liberal, Kansas. He is a pre-engineering and biology major and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Frank is looking forward to meeting and helping new people throughout the year. He chose Baker University for the pre-engineering program and the great connection with the University of Kansas.

Ethan Herring

Ethan is a returning staff member and an Andover, Kansas, native. He felt Baker University was the perfect fit to be able to excel in both academics and music. He is majoring in business management with a minor in financial accounting. Ethan is excited about expanding his leadership skills and helping new students get acquainted with Baker.

Julia Sanders

Julia is a junior first-time staff member who is also involved in our school newspaper, The Baker Orange, Student Activities Council, and Baker Serves. She enjoys playing the piano and baking and cooking. She is majoring in secondary education and history with a minor in psychology. Julia chose Baker for its size and the strong community feeling the campus provides. She is looking forward to meeting lots of new people.

Courtney Rogers

Courtney is a Dodge City, Kansas, native joining our staff in her sophomore year. Courtney is a member of the bowling team and majoring in accounting and business. Her favorite color is blue. She is excited about meeting new people and making new friendships.

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.

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

Apartment Rules & Regulations
  • The Horn and Markham residence facilities will be under supervision of two complex assistants.
  • 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, a complex assistant should be contacted. The complex assistant 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 complex 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 complex assistant.
  • Complex 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. Complex 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.

Rules and regulations for Irwin Hall, Gessner Hall, and the New Living Center can be found in the pdf Student 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