RESIDENCE LIFE | Current Students

We’re excited you’re spending another year with us! Here are lists of rules, forms, and information that you will need for your next semester on campus. Contact Nick Goodman if you have questions.

Housing Renewal Information

Horn & Markham Apartment Applications Available Jan. 30, 2018

Apartment applications for 2017-2018 will be available in the Student Affairs Office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

  • Each complete application must include four current Baker students and the requested documentation. Submit applications in the Student Affairs Office in the Long Student Center.
  • Applications with fewer than four current Baker students will not be considered.
  • Stop by the Student Affairs Office with your questions.

Application Timeline

  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 | Applications are available in the the Student Affairs Office (Long Student Center, second floor).
  • Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 by 4 p.m. | Complete applications are due in the Student Affairs Office.
  • Week of Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 | Notification of apartment placement sent via Baker email.
  • Friday, March 9, 2018 by noon | Apartment acceptance contracts must be signed by all students (Long Student Center, second floor) and online apartment acceptance module must be passed by all students. If contracts are not fully signed or modules are not passed by the noon deadline, your entire group will forfeit its placement in an apartment for 2018-2019.

Same Room & Same Hall Takes Place March 19-23, 2018

Students returning to Baker may sign up to remain in their same room and hall through this process.

Details regarding the same room and same hall process will be made available via email.

If you would like information about the process now, please contact Nick Goodman at

Housing Lottery Takes Place Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Students returning to Baker may choose their rooms and roommates through the housing lottery.

Details regarding the housing lottery process will be made available via email.

If you would like information about the process now, please contact Nick Goodman at

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.
Early Move-in

Baker University’s residential facilities are in use throughout the summer. Between summer groups, conferences, and repair and preparation work done by maintenance and custodial staff, Baker’s residential facilities are far from empty during summer months! This busy and complex schedule of summer use makes it difficult for Residence Life and Student Affairs to accommodate move-in requests outside of the scheduled move-in dates.

At times, however, it may be necessary for a student to move into his or her assigned on-campus housing before the designated move-in date. If you would like to be considered for early move-in approval, please complete the online early move-in application below.

Requests should be based on a need to move in early, rather than a preference to move in early. Submitting an application does not guarantee early move-in approval. Students without official early move-in approval will not be permitted to move in (items or personally) until his or her assigned move-in date.

Once your early move-in request application has been reviewed, you will receive an official notice email (to the email address provided on your application) regarding your approval or denial. If your request is approved, notice will also be sent to your Residence Hall staff, IT, maintenance, summer conferences, campus security, business office, and financial aid so all may prepare accordingly for your arrival.

Out of courtesy to the large number of offices involved in accommodating an early move-in request, you must arrive promptly at the date and time indicated on your official approval notice. Arriving at a time other than that approved (either late or early) will terminate your ability to move in early.

Reasons for Approval or Disapproval

Following are examples of reasons a student might be approved for an early move-in:
  • Involvement in a university-related activity that begins before the designated move-in date
  • Long-distance student as deemed reasonable by Residence Life
  • Other reasons deemed reasonable by Residence Life

Early move-in requests, however, WILL NOT be approved for the following reasons:

  • Involvement with another lease that ends before the designated move-in date
    Students are responsible for arranging outside housing between lease dates in such situations.
  • Early arrival to campus without prior early move-in approval
    Last-minute and same-day approval will not be granted.
  • Work commitments not associated with the university, including work responsibilities of family and friends
    Please be aware of move-in dates and make appropriate arrangements in advance.
  • Other reasons deemed unreasonable by Residence Life
Early Move-In Application


Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
fax: 785.594.4568
P.O. Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065