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Residential Living

The mission of the Residential Living Office is to support the university community by providing a comfortable, secure, and diverse living and learning environment for students that encourages community relations and personal and academic development. First time, full time undergraduate students that are coming to Washburn directly from high school are required to live on campus for their freshman year.

Washburn’s state-of-the-art living facilities have been recognized in national magazines for their comfort and design. Students report that living on-campus is the best way to make new friends, have fun and be healthy! Descriptions of on-campus housing options can be found in the Campus and Facilities section of the catalog. For a housing contract or housing exemption requests, or further information, please visit or contact:

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

The office phone number is 785-670-1065 and the email address is