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Residential Living

Here to Live, Here to Learn

Living on campus is a convenient way to get involved at Washburn. You will have close access to your classroom and study spaces, dining facilities, and other campus resources. Make friends and connections right where you live.


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  1. Log onto your MyWashburn* at
  2. Select the Student Life tab on the left hand side
  3. On the top-right corner of the screen, in a box titled Residential Living, select the Residential Living Housing Portal link (see image above)
  4. Select the Application tab


*All current Washburn students are given access to their MyWashburn account once accepted to the University.  If you have not been accepted to Washburn, please contact our Admissions' office at:

Paying the Deposit

Applicants may pay the Housing Deposit in one of the following ways:

1. In Person with Check or Cash

  • Student must present valid WUID (iCard)
  • Checks should be made out to Washburn University for the amount of $300.00

2. Online with Credit Card (Please submit only once to avoid duplicate charges on your bank account.)

  • Return to MyWashburn --> Student Life tab
  • Click Pay Housing Deposit
  • Select WU-View, then click the Deposits tab
  • Select appropriate term
  • From drop-down menu labeled Select Deposit Payment, select Housing/Damage Dep...
  • Review and click Continue
  • Select Payment Method
  • Confirm Payment and view receipt
  • Return to your application in the Housing Portal in MyWashburn
  • Please note it may take up to 30-minutes for deposit to process before you are allowed to continue on your application.

3. By Mail with Check

  • Write a check out to Washburn University for the amount of $300.00
  • On the check or on a separate note, include the student's full legal name and WIN
  • Mail check with appropriate postage to:
Washburn Residential Living
1801 SW Jewell Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

Cancelling Your Housing Application

Cancelling Step on Housing Portal

1. Find your application for the appropriate term through the Housing Portal in MyWashburn.

2. The cancellation step is listed as the last step of your application (see image above).

3. Complete the questions on the cancellation step.

Move-In Day Information

Thursday, August 16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. is the official Move-In time for Washburn's Residence Halls.*  We will be updating this webpage regularly with more information and important updates regarding Move-In. 

In an effort to help with the flow of traffic we will be assigning move-in times based on the first letter of your last name.

A through E

F through K

L through R

S through Z

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Early Move-In Request

Can't Move-In on Thursday?

While we highly encourage all students to move-in at this time to take advantage of Move Crew and attend all Welcome Week events.  If for whatever reason you are unable to move-in during Official Move-In your Check-In process may be different and you may have to contact the R.A. on Duty.

Students who are moving-in AFTER the Official Move-In date/time may check-in at their designated front-desk for assistance.  If the front desk is closed please call the R.A. on Duty for assistance.


Students who wish to move-in BEFORE the Official Move-In date/time must submit the following:

Early Move-In Contract

2018-2019 Room Rates

Lincoln Hall:

Per Semester Per Year Total
Single Bedroom $3,797.50 $7,595
Double Bedroom $2,653.50 $5,307

Living Learning Center:

Per Semester Per Year Total
Single Bedroom
Double Bedroom

West Hall:

Per Semester Per Year Total
Double Bedroom

Washburn Village:

Per Semester Per Year Total
Single Bedroom
Double Bedroom

2018-2019 Board Rates (Meal Plans)

Declining Balance Plan:

(Available to residents in LLC, West, and Village)

Per Semester Per Year TOTAL
Dining Dollars

Block Plans:

(Available to all residents, but required for Lincoln residents)

Plan 450

Per Semester Per Year TOTAL
Meals (Swipes)
Dining Dollars

All Access

Per Semester Per Year TOTAL
Meals (Swipes)
Dining Dollars

Village Plan

(Available to Village residents only)

Per Semester Per Year TOTAL
Dining Dollars

Want to learn more about our meal plans? Visit the Dining Services Page!

Room & Board PDF

Desk Assistant

Desk Assistants (DAs) are student leaders who work at either the Living Learning Center or Washburn Village front desk.  The Living Learning Center and the Washburn Village’s front desks are open Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – Midnight and Friday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.  DAs provide quality customer service to residents through such services as:
  • Distributing mail and packages
  • Taking maintenance requests
  • Checking out equipment provided at the desks
  • Answer general student questions
  • Assist Residential Living office with special projects

Go to application

Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders who live on the premises and are responsible for approximately 50 residents for the academic year.  Some of their job responsibilities include:

  • Programming for their community according to Residential Living's 6 Core Values: Scholarship, Life Skills, Community, Diversity, Wellness, and Service
  • Serve as a campus resource to students
  • Serve on duty rotation for their complex
  • Disseminate information to residents about policies and procedures
  • Create door decorations and display cases for their community
  • Mediate roommate/suitemate conflicts

Office Assistant

Office Assistants (OAs) are student leaders who work in the Residential Living main office and provide quality customer service to residents and other patrons.  OAs are often times, the first point of contact for customers and are responsible for being able to answer general questions about facilities and the department, as well as, assisting with standard policies and procedures.  Othe duties of OAs include:
  • Assisting with mail
  • Answering phones
  • Assisting customers with their needs
  • Occasionally provide tours for prospective students and their families
  • Aiding professional staff with special projects

Applications: Currently not available.

It's Time to Move-In!

Residence Hall Addresses:

Living Learning Center Lincoln Hall
1801 SW Jewell Ave. 1801 SW Washburn Ave.
Kuehne Hall West Hall
1835 SW Jewell Ave. 1821 SW Jewell Ave.
Village Apartments Phi Delt
2001 SW Jewell Ave. 1810 SW Mulvane Ave.

(Topeka, KS 66621)

See Map of Residence Hall Locations

  1. Lincoln Hall
  2. Living Learning Center (LLC)
  3. Kuehne Hall
  4. West Hall
  5. Washburn Village
  6. Phi Delta Theta

The handbook includes information on residence hall policies and procedures, which each resident is responsible for being familiar with:

(Click here for our latest version of the 2017-2018 Handbook)

  • Who can apply for Housing?

All students admitted to Washburn who plan to enroll full-time, are eligible to live in the university residence halls.

  • What is the cost of living on campus?

Click here to view the cost sheet for our different facilities: Cost Sheet

  • Can I live in the Washburn Village Apartments?

In order to live in the Washburn Village Apartments students must have completed a minimum of 24 post-high school college credit hours.  We have many incoming first year students that have completed a number of college credits through a variety of programs during their high school career.  We understand that academically students may begin their time at Washburn as Sophomores, but we have set this requirement in an effort to provide an environment where we can focus on students' first year experience and transitioning to a collegiate setting.

  • When should I submit my Housing application for the Fall?

Housing applications for the Fall are typically available online beginning February 15th.  We utilize a self-asigned room selection process that allows students to view open rooms in real time and select the space most suited for them. New students can expect the self-assign option to be available to them around the middle of April.  Since it never hurts, we always suggest filling out your application and paying your deposit sooner rather than later.

  • What do I do if I have been put on the waiting list for housing?

There has been the occasion in which we have a wait list, but each year we have been able to place most, if not all, of the wait listed students by the second or third week of classes.  The speed at which we can place students on the wait list is entirely dependent on how many contract cancellations we receive.

  • I wish to cancel my housing contract.  Can I get a refund? What do I do?

In order to cancel your contract, Residential Living needs written confirmation of your request to cancel your contract.  We ask that you email your request

    • If you cancel your contract before June 1st, you will be refunded the full $300 deposit.

    • If you cancel your contract after June 1st, but before you move in, you will be refunded $100 of the $300 deposit.

    • If you cancel your contract after you have moved in, or any point throughout the academic year, you will be responsible for paying 35% of the remaining contract costs.

  • How would I go about requesting a special accommodation?

We do everything we can to meet the needs of all of our students.  If you require a special accommodation we ask that you contact the Student Services office to submit your request.  Once you have registered with them and submitted your request, they work with us to help provide you with an option that will meet your needs. You can contact them by:

  • Which building is the best place to live?

Each of our facilities has its own set of benefits for students living on campus.  We suggest that you explore the different housing options to see which facility best meets your needs.

  • How do roommates pick the same room?

As mutually confirmed roommates (roommates that have accepted each others’ requests), you have the option of assigning your roommates to rooms within a given suite.  If you’re the first person to go in and select a room, you can select multiple rooms within a suite and assign your roommates accordingly.  This requires communication amongst you and your roommates, so make sure that you have discussed placement with your roommates.

  • I have the option to choose rooms for my roommates. Do I have to assign rooms for them?

You do not.  It is an option for convenience, but it is not required.  You may select a room for yourself, but note that someone else may choose the other spaces in your suite before your roommate(s) have a chance to get in and select it.

  • Why doesn’t my roommate have the same timeslot as me?

Timeslots are assigned based on mutually confirmed roommates.  If you and your roommate are mutually confirmed (both of you have accepted each other as roommates), then it could be because you or your roommate have other mutually confirmed roommates, and the system has paired your timeslot up with them instead.

  • What if my roommate doesn’t have a timeslot?

If your roommate has expressed interest in a learning community, then they will not receive a timeslot.  If that is not the case, then have them contact the Residential Living office for more assistance. 

  • What if I am not available during my timeslot to select a room?

No worries! You may select a room during your timeslot, or any time afterwards.  Just remember that the sooner you choose a room, the more options you will have available to you.

All numbers except 911 have an area code of (785)

Residential Living Main Office 670-1065
Lincoln Hall Front Desk 670-3900
Living Learning Center Front Desk 670-1016
Washburn Village Front Desk 670-1076
Counseling Services


Washburn University Police 670-1153
Equal Opportunity Director/ Title IX Coordinator/ ADA Coordinator 670-1509
Emergency 911
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Mindy Rendon

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Jared Dechant

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Cierra Davis

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Jordan McDowell

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Kim Meehan

  • Coordinator, Res. Living

    Phone: (785) 670-1065

    Office located in the Living Learning Center

Mission & Purpose Statements

Residential Living will cultivate a supportive living and learning environment for all residents that encourages community development, personal growth, and academic excellence.

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Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509,

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