Where Should I Live?
More than 5,000 students call our campus home. With ten residence halls, a large apartment community, one leadership/scholarship house for women and a house for honors students to choose from, we've got your housing needs covered.
In the Explore Your Options worksheet, you can shop around for the living and dining options that are right for you. Learn more about K-State Housing and Dining Services in the video below.
Kansas State University Student Living Mission
Housing and Dining Services at a Glance
Flip through our Preview Book for an overview of the many services provided by our department. Download a PDF.
We recommend that you live in a residence hall during your first one or two years at K-State for a number of compelling reasons. Just a few:
- Studies have shown that students who live on campus receive better grades and are more likely to finish their degrees.
- On-campus living provides an ideal environment in which to transition from home to school. Students have direct access to dining service, tutoring programs, on-site laundry facilities, leadership opportunities and more.
- Living among fellow students provides opportunities to develop lifelong friendships.
Some residence hall applicants are assigned to housing in our Living Community, which shares many of the residence hall benefits (plus a few of its own).
Residential CAT Communities
Residential CAT Communities provide an added opportunity for first-year students to connect with others who share their academic interests by placing them in the same residence hall. Like our other CAT Communities, about 22 first-year students take a group of classes together, but they live, eat, sleep, study, and socialize near each other as well! Learn more.
- You're a single, undergraduate student enrolled in your second year at K-State, or a student transferring from another institution of higher education with at least 30 earned credits.
- You're a married student, with or without children.
- You're a single parent with primary custody or regular visitation of children.
- You're a single, nontraditional student (at least 25 years old).
- You're a student conducting postdoctoral research.
- You're a visiting scholar.
Want some of the extra convenience of residence hall living, but like the independence of an apartment? Choosing a hybrid apartment allows you to live in one of our 3- or 4-bedroom Jardine apartments, but to rent by the room as an individual. This option allows apartment living, but on a 10-month lease like the residence hall contract.
- No need to confirm roommates
- Meal plan is optional
- Private bedroom is furnished (bed, dresser, desk)
- Living room is furnished
- All utilities are included
- Located just steps away from the Rec Center and sports complex
The Jardine Apartments Community is intended for students who are upper division, graduate, non-traditional, married (with or without children), or single parents. It's an environment best suited to students already acclimated college life. First-year students (incoming freshmen or transfer students for whom K-State is their first full-time academic institution) may be considered for a hybrid apartment if participation in an academic or extracurricular program provides them with substantial structure and support, thereby assuring that they are prepared to live more independently in this apartment-style environment. First-year students living in hybrid units are required to purchase a Jardine meal plan.
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