Living on Campus

Washburn University requires first-year, first-time students to live on campus to provide better access to campus resources and improve students' opportunities for success.

College is more than what you learn in the classroom - it is also about relationships and experiences. At Washburn University, you'll have the opportunity to discuss ideas one-on-one with faculty members, study with friends, join a student organization (or two, three, etc.) and cheer on our athletics teams. You'll find a campus that supports your academic and co-curricular goals. When you live on campus, you are directly connected to opportunities that help you build a full college experience.

We also know, through national data and tracking our students' performance, that living on campus helps you in the classroom. Students who live on campus for their freshman year average higher GPAs and have a higher graduation rate than their peers living off campus.

Housing Exemptions

Washburn recognizes that there may be certain circumstances for which a student is better suited to live off campus. Students may request a housing exemption by completing the Exemption Request online through the Housing Portal in MyWashburn.

  • Living With an Immediate Family Member
  • Financial Circumstances
  • Active Military/Veteran
  • Distance Education (All-Online Student)
  • Married/Partnered or Have Legal Dependent(s)
  • Twenty-One Years or Older
  • Medical/Mental Health Needs

GET IN TOUCH WITH Residential Living

Residential Living
Washburn Residential Living Office
Living Learning Center
1801 SW Jewell Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone & Email
(785) 670-1065
Fax : (785) 670-1186
resliving@washburn.edu

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