Residence Hall Contract FAQs
Welcome to the K-State Housing and Dining Services community!
Housing and Dining Services is a self-operated department with functional units responsible for dining services, residence life, apartment living (families, as well as single undergraduate, graduate and nontraditional students), facilities management, information systems and business operations. Residents, through their contracts, are the primary source of revenue for all departmental functions. Our department receives no state or federal funds.
Resident's Room and Remodeling Information
What (and What Not) to Bring
Safety and Security
Your housing assignment is based on the date your contract and payment are received by Housing and Dining Services, the information provided on the contract and space availability. Final decisions on housing assignments are made by Housing and Dining Services Staff.
Assignment requests only indicate preferences. Although an attempt is made to accommodate all requests, there is no guarantee. The contract is not for a particular space or type of housing.
Assignments will be emailed to the resident’s K-State email address prior to the expected arrival date.
A nondisabled student occupying a room that may be needed for a student with a disability may be required to change rooms if there is a need to use the assigned room.
If your initial location preference is not met, you may inquire about the transfer process by contacting Housing and Dining Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfers are made when space is available. Changing your residential space without permission from Housing and Dining Services staff is not permitted.
If you have a disability, chronic health condition or an assistance animal, it is important to contact the Student Access Center, which will facilitate all requests for special accommodations. A student requesting special accommodations is encouraged to schedule a tour before making any housing decisions. Housing and Dining Services will consult with the Student Access Center on all special accommodation requests.
It is important that students understand what is expected of them while living on campus. Please take time to review the Jardine Apartments policies.
The primary right of each resident is to study and/or sleep within their residential space. This right supersedes the rights of guests or other individuals. Any resident who does not respect the rights of others is subject to disciplinary action.
A resident is expected to abide by all Housing and Dining Services and facility regulations, the K-State student life handbook and all university guidelines, including the K-State ID misuse policy. It is the responsibility of each resident to read the online and paper copy handbooks, which outline on-campus housing policies.
Smoking— View the university smoking policy.
Vehicles and Parking — A resident planning to park a vehicle on campus must purchase a parking permit. A resident with special parking needs should contact Parking Services.
Visitation — A resident may host a guest(s) anytime during a 24-hour period. The host is responsible for the actions of their guest(s). Residents hosting guests are required to remind their guests to be in possession of a form of identification at all times while in summer housing facilities. The host is also required to escort their guests at all times. The host must have permission from their roommate before a guest(s) is permitted in the residential space. The rights of a resident take priority over those of a guest(s). A guest(s) that is the same gender as the host may stay overnight for up to three consecutive nights provided the occupancy of the residential space does not exceed the number of beds/spaces in the space. A guest(s) that is not the same gender as the host may visit but may not stay overnight. It is the responsibility of a resident to notify staff of any policy violation.
Each resident is provided with an extra-long twin bed frame, mattress (extra-long twin 81" long), desk and chair, closet space, window blinds, wastebasket and recycle bin.
All furniture provided must remain in the residential space. Lofts are prohibited. Requests for specific bed types cannot be met.
Residential spaces may be individualized, but residents must comply with safety and fire codes and may not damage any room surface or furniture. Construction is prohibited in all residential spaces. Elevated floors or other platforms are prohibited. Nothing can restrict the room exit, and a 36-inch minimum passageway to the door must be maintained. Nothing can be placed within 36 inches of the front of the heating/AC unit, sprinkler head or smoke detector. Modifications to the electrical, lighting or mechanical systems are prohibited. Students are prohibited from mounting televisions on the walls. Posters are allowed in a resident's room, but removable tape that does not mar walls, woodwork and ceilings must be used. Only pushpins may be used on sheetrock walls. Any type of tape that pulls the paint and paper off may result in a damage charge. Prohibited materials include, but are not limited to, screws, duct/cellophane tape, double-stick pads and poster putty. These materials cause damage and may result in repair costs to the resident. Damages to a residential space or its contents not recorded on the residential space condition card given to a student at check-in are charged to the student and/or roommate(s).
A complete list of recommended items to bring — as well as items that are not allowed in campus housing facilities — can be found in the Resource Guide for Families.
We offer many services in our on-campus housing, including wired and wireless internet. Learn more about our services and other resources.
Safety and security are a top priority for students living on campus.
Students are encouraged to lock their door and carry their bedroom key, front door key card and K-State ID card at all times.
Summer school housing facilities have appropriate fire protection equipment, including a smoke detector in each room and a general fire alarm system. Housing staff and emergency facilities management staff are available 24 hours a day to respond to the needs of residents. Wildcat Walk, a free campus-sponsored escort program, is available 24 hours a day and is recommended for residents who are walking on campus after dark.
We encourage you to check your family’s homeowner and vehicle insurance policies to ensure you have appropriate coverage for your belongings while at K-State. Housing and Dining Services and Kansas State University are not responsible for loss of or damage to, from any cause, the student’s property or any person’s property.
Conference participants may be staying in adjoining facilities during the summer. Residents are asked to respect the privacy of participants in other facilities and corridors.
Note: The university reserves the right to make changes at any time. Check with Housing and Dining Services to learn about changes that may have occurred after this FYI was published.