Restrictions on Returning to Campus Due to Coronavirus Precautions

Important: Individuals who have recently travelled to any of the locations indicated here need to quarantine and self-monitor for 14 days.

Visit Washburn Student Health & Safety page for the latest information about Washburn University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lincoln Hall

Your Campus Home

Living on campus isn't just about the ease of getting to class and activities - it is about late-night study sessions, meeting life-long friends and learning new things about yourself. There is nothing quite like living and learning in the heart of the Washburn community. To help everyone find the right home, we offer six housing facilities with traditional, suite-style and apartment options. No matter what your choice, you'll be safe with secure facilities and our very own Washburn University Police Department on duty 24/7.

Residential Hall Options

Greek Housing Options

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During COVID-19, what are the benefits of living on campus?

Studies show that students who live on campus tend to:

  • Complete more credit hours and have higher grade point averages
  • Become more involved with the campus community
  • Get involved and become part of the campus community
  • Complete their degree at their initial institution
  • Show greater gains in student development and interpersonal self-esteem
  • Express greater satisfaction with their undergraduate experience!
  • Persist and graduate with greater frequency
  • Enjoy easy access to campus resources (library, labs, athletic facilities, support services)

Here are just few of the advantages of living on campus:

  • Countless opportunities to meet new people and develop lasting friendships
  • Social, educational and recreational opportunities
  • Rates include electricity, heat, water, sewer, waste removal, Internet connection and internet based entertainment services
  • Service Desk staff for help with packages as well as access to kitchen utensils and other items for residential student use
  • Easy walking distance to campus services, labs, classrooms, library, the Union and athletic facilities - no commuting hassles!
  • Trained staff available for study, study groups and social events
  • Opportunities to participate in the Residence Hall Association (student government)
  • All residents have a personal mail box to receive mail
  • Laundry facilities within the complex for residents only.
  • Minimal housekeeping and cooking means more time to study and play
  • No driving to classes in winter weather

We look forward to having you on campus.  Go Bods!

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 Handbook)

Download Residency Requirement & Exemptions Guidebook Here


Washburn University requires first-year, full-time students to live on campus to provide better access to campus resources and improve students’ opportunities for success. This requirement is known as a residency requirement. Residential Living recognizes that there may be certain circumstances for which a student is better suited to live off-campus. Students may choose to go through the process to request to be exempt from the residency requirement.

The exemption process for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year will open March 1, 2020 and close on July 31, 2020. The forms needed to submit an exemption will no longer be available online. Following the instructions below, students will log on to the Housing Portal. From there, they will be able to choose whether to complete a housing application or go through the exemption process. If a student opts to select the exemption route, then they will be directed to select what type of exemption they intend to complete. Information about the different types of exemptions is provided. Once a student selects the type of exemption they would like to pursue, the system will prompt the Residential Living Office to email the appropriate form to the student directly.

The Residential Living Main Office Staff evaluated the efficiency of last year’s exemption process and identified ways that we could better serve our students. The process I describe above is reflective of our team’s effort to improve how exemptions are processed. Updates to the Residency Requirement Guidebook are currently being made and will be available by early February. If you have any further questions, please contact the Residential Living Main Office at 785-670-1065 or


Main Office Staff



Directions to Housing Portal
  • Student must log on to their MyWashburn Account
  • Select the Student Life tab
  • The Residential Living section will direct students to the housing portal.

Project Non Nobis Solum

Project Non Nobis Solum was created to ensure students who experience food and/or housing insecurities have an avenue to seek support, especially during break periods.

Students can request funding through this resource by completing the Project Non Nobis Solum Assistance Application. Students are also encouraged to explore additional emergency funding resources as applicable to their situation.

Additional Resources

Ichabods Moving Forward

Washburn Campus Advocate

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

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.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Residential Living

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

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

Phone & Email
(785) 670-1065
Fax : (785) 670-1186

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