Housing and Dining ServicesCharles Werring, Director
104 Pittman Building
1-888-568-5027 (toll free)
The university encourages all new K-State students to live in an organized living group, such as a residence hall. Living in a residential community helps provide students with a sense of belonging and an avenue for getting involved. Research indicates that academic achievement is enhanced by involvement. Students who choose a community-based living group are provided many varied opportunities for interaction with other students and university staff. Furthermore, the opportunity to participate in organized social, athletic, and educational events is highly rated as a catalyst for career success.
K-State provides on-campus residence hall living for approximately 3,800 students, and 510 apartments for student families, nontraditional, single graduate and upperclass undergraduate students.
A number of lifestyle options exist, including academic cluster areas and intensive study/ quiet floors. Additional information on these options is available on request. Staff members work diligently to meet the needs of all students.
An academic-year housing and dining services contract is issued to the student following the receipt of a residence hall application and $25 nonrefundable application fee for fall enrollees and $12.50 for those entering in the spring.
The cost of the contract is set on an annual basis. Students may select a full-semester or a monthly payment plan.
Smurthwaite Leadership/ Scholarship House
Assignment to Smurthwaite Leadership/ Scholarship House is made through a special application process. Because space is limited and assignment is not guaranteed, it is best also to go through the regular residence hall application and contract process.
Leadership and involvement opportunities
Jardine Apartment Complex
The rental includes gas, water, and trash. A deposit equivalent to one month's rent is required. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis, and early application is recommended. Students residing in Jardine Apartments use a residents' council form of government to regulate community life.
Apartments are partially accessible for people with disabilities. Housing and Dining Services is pleased to work with students and family members to accommodate special needs.