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 Residence Life if you have questions.

Housing Lottery & Application Information

2020-2021 Apartment and Single-Room Applications

Available in the NLC lobby Jan. 27, 2020

Students returning to Baker may apply for on-campus apartments and for Irwin and Gessner single rooms through this process. Details and rules regarding this process will be sent via email. If you would like information about the process now, please contact Residence Life at

Same Room & Same Hall Takes Place March 16-20, 2020

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 Residence Life at


Housing Lottery Takes Place Week of March 23, 2020

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 Residence Life at


Dates and Processes Are Subject to Change

Final details will be sent to students’ Baker-issued email address and posted in the residence halls in February each year.

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.
Alternate Move-In Date Information

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
Alternate Move-In Application


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

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