There are plenty of great reasons to live at Naismith Hall! First, we offer co-ed residence living, at a great location adjacent to the south edge of the University of Kansas campus.
In addition to prime location, Naismith Hall’s spacious rooms are all available with either private or semi-private bathrooms. To ensure comfort and convenience, Naismith provides cable TV, high speed internet and utilities in our all-inclusive rate. Not to mention, you can easily make payments online, with the click of a button.
We understand the importance of having everything you need in one spot, which is why we take pride in offering state-of-the-art amenities including a large, outdoor swimming pool and sun deck, the Jayhawk Fitness Club, community kitchen, in-house dining facility and over 10 study and recreational lounges throughout the building including our trademark fireplace study lounge newly remodeled lobby area.
Naismith Hall has a prime location on Naismith Drive between West 18th and West 19th Streets on the south edge of the University of Kansas campus. Living at Naismith, you’ll be just a block away from the Allen Fieldhouse The Student Recreation and Fitness Center, and the new University of Kansas School of Business. Classrooms and campus facilities are just a short walk or bus ride away. The center of campus and other University facilities are only a short walk away. See our location page for more detailed information, or come take a tour to see us in person.
We offer semi-private and private suites at Naismith Hall all with in-room vanities and attached semi-private or private bathrooms. Our rooms are available as either singles or doubles and are some of the largest room sizes on the University of Kansas campus! Check out our Rooms and Rates page for more information.

Naismith Hall offers a great value for your money with our all-inclusive rates starting at $8,000 for our Semi-Private Suite. When you consider our rates, amenities and services, you can easily see why we’re a popular choice. Check out our Room and Rates section for complete rate details.
No. At Naismith Hall, we are happy to pair you up with a roommate. We have years of experience setting roommate matches. If you want to request a specific roommate you can request one through our online contract portal. Naismith Hall will only honor mutual roommate requests, the other person(s) with whom you would like to live must also request you as a roommate through the online Portal. Roommates must request the same room type. Room assignments are made on a first come first served basis. The sooner you get complete your online contract, the more likely you are to get your room type and/or desired room.
No. Unfortunately our online portal does not have the capability to request suitemates. However, if you would like to request a suitemate, you are welcome to email us and we will do our best to accommodate your request wherever possible.
No. There is, however, a $50 non-refundable application fee at the time the Addendum is signed.
Article C.1. of the Room and Board Agreement outlines the circumstances and provisions under which residents may cancel their contract. Some circumstances do not require any penalty and some have financial penalties. It is very important that you read these provisions carefully so that there are no misunderstandings later.
The Naismith Hall Food Service provides residents with some of the finest food on campus. We serve three meals per day Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Meal service begins on the first day of classes and ends on the last day of final examinations in each semester. Our Dining Hall is closed during University holidays. The Naismith dining program consists of three board plan options.  Please note that a Meal credit allows our residents one entry into the Dining Hall per meal period.  Residents can choose from the following meal plans:

  • 7 Meals/ Week
  • 14 Meals/ Week
  • 19 Meals/ Week

All meals are served in our spacious Naismith Dining Hall located on the first floor. Click here to see the weekly menu and dining hall hours.

Yes. The Naismith Hall housekeeping staff will clean your room and semi-private bathroom regularly. The housekeepers will set up schedules for cleaning residents’ rooms after move in. Housekeepers do not pick up or move residents’ personal items while cleaning.
All rooms have standard twin size mattresses. If you are in need of a longer mattress, we do have a limited amount of XL twin mattress available upon request on a first come first served basis. For a complete list of Room Dimensions, check out our Room Dimensions Sheet.
Simply put, Naismith Hall does not allow smoking, alcohol, or illegal drugs in the building.

A number of our residents have allergies to smoke and their needs must be accommodated, so smoking is not allowed anywhere in Naismith Hall. Smoking has been determined to be a health hazard as smoking-related illnesses endanger smokers directly and non-smokers indirectly.

Because a large number of our residents are under the age of 21, we have adopted the policy that no alcoholic beverages are permitted anywhere within Naismith Hall, regardless of age.

YES. Naismith Hall has a limited number of parking spaces available for residents on a first come, first serve basis. Parking passes can be added through the online portal or purchased at the front desk for $350 for the year. Given Naismith Hall’s convenient location steps away from campus, most residents do not bring a car. Additionally, there is a bus stop for the popular campus and community bus lines right outside the entrance of Naismith Hall.
Yes. For an extra fee, you can request a compact All-In-One Refrigerator-Freezer/Microwave unit, which has a separate 2.9 cu. Ft. refrigerator, 0.75 cu. Ft. freezer, and a 600 watt, 0.6 cu. Ft. microwave oven with touch pad controls. These units are specifically designed to efficiently fit in our rooms and are shared by the residents in the room. When completing your online contract, select the option for a MicroFridge.
Yes! Naismith Hall provides basic cable television service with over 50 channels in all residents’ rooms.
Laundry facilities are available for residents’ use 24 hours a day on the first floor. Residents are provided a special laundry card when they move in to use the washers and dryers. Residents add “credits” to their laundry card as needed by going to the Laundry ATM in the laundry room. Directions on how to use the laundry cards and machines are posted in each laundry room.
Yes. Every room in Naismith Hall has an Ethernet jack for residents to use to connect their personal computers to the Internet. This is the primary, fastest connection. Residents may also access the Internet with their laptops or mobile devices with wireless connectivity from just about anywhere in the building via our high speed Wi-Fi network.
It’s really easy, just click the Sign Up Now button! Our online contract portal will walk you through the seamless steps to complete your contract for Naismith Hall.
Yes. Naismith Hall is equipped with a wet fire suppression system throughout the building. There are sprinkler heads in all the residents’ rooms and public areas.