Housing for New Students


Before you arrive in Lawrence you should set up your living arrangements. As a student at the University of Kansas, there are a few options to choose from. Choose what is best for you based on your needs and preferences. Whether you plan to live on campus or off campus, it is your responsibility to make housing arrangements. The International Support Services office does not make housing arrangements for you. We encourage you to set up your housing early, as options may become less available as the semester approaches.

On-Campus Housing

The KU Department of Student Housing offers a variety of on-campus living options, including residence halls, private room with bath, suite with semi-private bath, scholarship halls, or on-campus apartments. If you plan to live on campus, please work directly with the Department of Student Housing. It is important to make your on-campus living arrangements early because availability may fill up quickly. Apply as early as possible for the best chance to get on-campus housing. To find the best on-campus living arrangement for your needs and to learn more about on-campus housing, please visit the KU Housing website.

NOTE: All on-campus housing options should be understood to be for the student only; there is no on-campus family housing for students.


Off-Campus Housing

KU intends to provide in-person classes. If you choose to live off-campus, it is your responsibility to find off-campus accommodations. We would suggest doing this once you know for sure that you are able to travel to Kansas. Learn more about tips to search for off-campus housing.


Temporary and Orientation Housing

If you will live on campus then you can move in early during the Summer International Student Orientation program. There will be an additional fee for each day you move in early. If you will not live on campus during your first year at KU, then we do not have temporary housing options for you. This may change, please email us at issorientation@ku.edu.

Additional information for both on campus and off campus housing is included in the International Student Orientation canvas course that you will have access to before your arrival.

If you need temporary housing before or during the international student orientation program before you can move into your residence hall, apartment, or house, Lawrence has a wide variety of hotels and motels available for short periods. Rates may vary greatly. Browse hotel options on the Unmistakably Lawrence website. When booking a hotel, mention that you are a new KU international student—you may receive a discount!

Super 8 (+1-785-842-5100)
801 Iowa St, Lawrence, KS 66049

Econo Lodge (+1-785-841-8410)
2525 W. 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66049

*Rates subject to change

**You must identify yourself as a new student coming for orientation in order to receive the discount.