There are two types of housing to consider when coming to K-State. First is on-campus housing. That would include the residence halls and Jardine Apartments. You can find information about on-campus housing at www.ksu.edu/housing/. We strongly recommend that students stay in a residence hall. There are many opportunities to practice speaking English, make friends, and learn about American culture.
Approximately 3,800 students live in the nine K-State residence halls, and Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House. The process for applying and securing a residence hall room is stated below:
1) Complete and submit the online Application for a Residence Hall Contract. You will be responsible for paying an application fee of $30 at the time you apply.
2) You will then receive an email from Housing and Dining at Kansas State University with information about completing the Housing Contract. This is a three-step process. All three steps must be completed in order to secure a space in the residence halls. During this process you will complete your contract, assignment preferences and payment. It isSTRONGLY recommended that you complete the Residence Hall Contract prior to arriving at K-State. By submitting the contract early, the process to check-in at the residence hall upon your arrival to Manhattan will be much easier.
The residence hall contract includes double room occupancy and three meals daily (except Sunday evenings). Nine or twelve month continuous housing options are available in Moore, Haymaker, Marlatt and West Halls for students who need to stay on campus during scheduled university breaks. The English Language Program strongly recommends that students stay in a residence hall. Students who live in residence halls have many opportunities to practice speaking English with other residence hall occupants.
Housing and Dining Services
104 Pittman Building
Manhattan, KS 66506-4601
On-Campus Student Apartments
The Jardine Apartments have over 700 apartments featuring 56 different floor plans. Their menu of options includes 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments as well as studios and lofts. Over 50 countries are represented and there are 1400 residents that live in Jardine. Some of the amenities available include: Professional staff living in the community, 24 hour maintenance staff, year-round community programming, staff dedicated to community development, newly renovated apartments available, on-site laundry facilities and community space available for residents to use.
You may also choose to live in an apartment or house off campus. Apartments are available in Manhattan. Rental costs range from $300-$500 per month. Apartments are usually available, but can be harder to find at the beginning of the semester. Here is a listing of resources to help you locate an apartment or find a roommate to share a house or apartment.
- The International Student Center’s web site includes a bulletin board. Sometimes students or landlords will post an available apartment, a room in an apartment or house to share. You can view this at: http://www.k-state.edu/isss/services/bulletinboard/index.html
- The local newspaper, The Manhattan Mercury, also has a listing of apartments and houses for rent. You can view this at http://www.themercury.com/classifieds/.
The Kansas State Collegian also has ads for apartments and houses to rent or
share at http://www.kstatecollegian.com/classifieds/