You can experience the Total College Experience - you have the rest of your life to live off campus!
You don't have to waste time fighting traffic and hunting for parking spaces before class. You can sleep longer and you save a lot of money on gas.
You are just a short walk away from academic buildings, campus activities, sporting events, and student services such as advising, health services, and dining areas.
Research shows that students who live on campus are:
Don't just go to school - join student organizations; attend athletics events, concerts, conferences and special lectures; experience everything the campus has to offer!
What could be better than to have several options available within walking distance? The main dining hall offers many home-cooked options, a Mongolian Grill, as well as quick choices such as Bamboo Asian Cuisine, Subway, Coyote Jack’s Grill, Starbucks, and Outtakes (a grab-and-go market). Also, coming soon are Red Mango Frozen Yogurt, Papa Johns Pizzeria, and Smashers Burgers.
No need to be concerned with monthly rent, utility and cable bills, buying furniture, paying for repairs, or groceries. Through the room and board costs, all of that is covered!
It's much easier to get acquainted with your peers when you are living down the hall from them. The residence halls offer many opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that will help you get acquainted. These friendships will last a lifetime!
With college life, comes transition. You're not alone academically or socially when you live in the halls. You will be living with people who are going through or have gone through the same experiences. Hall and Complex Directors and Resident Assistants that live in the halls are always available for support, assistance, and advice.
Research of college students across the nation shows that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate than their commuting peers.
We match roommates together based on their personality profiles. Therefore it is very important that your student fill out his or her housing application.
Fall 2014 Housing Sign-Up for Returning Students dates, times and locations are as follows.
To apply online, log into your MyBLUE account, select the "Campus Housing" link.
To apply, log into your MyBLUE account, select "Campus Housing" and select Apartment Contract.
Generally, one residence hall is open for summer student housing. Students who are enrolled for at least one summer school course and/ or are enrolled full time for fall are eligible to apply. To apply, please contact us in the Office of Residence Life at 308-865-8519 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on our Summer Rates Click Here.
For account information, please visit the Student Accounts web page.
Residence hall room rates include charges for Internet and HD cable with HBO, local phone service and all utilities. For Room Rate information click Here!
UNK also offers the following rental options:
Now accepting reservations!Click Here!
Lofts are available for rent from College Products. Click Here to order and browse their website. (School Code:UNK)
The Office of Residence Life coordinates all campus housing and is dedicated to maintaining an environment conducive to educational and personal development. Each residence hall is supervised by a live-in Graduate Hall Director and is staffed by Resident Assistants who live on each floor.
Each double occupancy room comes equipped with:
Every hall manages a front desk operation, which serves as the hub of the community. From the front desk you can do the following:
Living on campus is a wonderful experience but below are a few processes in place to make your stay as home like as we, UNK, can make it.
Residents who are assigned roommates are asked to fill out a roommate agreement; this three part agreement provides both roommates the ability to state lifestyle preferences and personal boundaries to which both parties agree. Some examples are:
Other personal preferences are included as well. The purpose of this agreement is to create an atmosphere for mutual respect and understanding between residents who share a living space. If a conflict occurs, this agreement serves as a starting point to resolve any issue or complaint and to help generate a solution that both residents can agree on.
It is required to attempt and is strongly encouraged that the mediation process be done if a room disagreement is to occur. The mediation process is as follows: Both roommates set up a time with their RA. The RA will follow the mediation form, found in the appendix of the Office of Residence Life Staff Manual. After the roommates have generated a solution, they will be asked to follow through with this solution for a week. A follow up meeting with the RA and possibly the Graduate Hall Director (GHD) or Complex Director (CD) will be held. If the solution the roommates generated still is not working, a possible move may result.
*Please know that no guarantees are given, but Residence Life will try their best to create a great living experience for all students that UNK houses.
If you want to change your room, follow the steps below:
There is a positive correlation between academic success and campus involvement; research has shown that involved students do better academically, and have more success in the job market upon graduation. The residence halls provide an opportunity for community involvement, as well as a chance to develop leadership skills.
The following is an overview of the groups/organizations that are available to become involved with in your residence hall community:
Community Assembly serves as a catalyst for ideas and hall spirit, and is the cornerstone of hall identity. Community Assembly actively deals with departmental issues and works on projects that grow out of the interests and needs of hall residents. Recycling and energy issues, fundraising, planning special programs and events, reviewing hall and housing policies, and hall improvements are typical issues that Community members address during weekly meetings.
Students are encouraged to become involved in residence hall government. Each hall has its own governmental system. Like any other concentration of people within boundaries, the residence halls function best when positions of leadership, organization, and representation are established. For this reason, each hall selects a president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and representatives for the Community Assembly organization (further defined below).
RHA is the overall representative governing body for the residence halls. RHA promotes a positive on-campus living environment by addressing and representing the residence hall system as a unit in determining issues and concerns affecting all on-campus residents. In addition to promoting inter- and intra- hall programming, RHA supports and sponsors programs and events between halls and other campus organizations. Other opportunities for involvement in RHA include regional and national affiliation and conference attendance.
RHA Executive Officers include: President, Vice President, National Communications Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, NRHH President and Programming Chair. The responsibilities these officers have are as follows: attend weekly executive and general body meetings, participation in hall training and team-building exercises, attend campus-wide training workshops offered for individuals in leadership, actively participate in or lead hall and RHA committees, serve as a liaison to all halls in an effort to keep halls informed of activities and opportunities, and generate ideas and enthusiasm for hall projects and activities.Click here for more information on RHA.
NRHH provides recognition for the top 1% or students living in the residence halls who have shown outstanding service and leadership. NRHH promotes such activities as "Of the Month" awards in programming and individual leadership. NRHH also promotes and sponsors programs which encourage leadership development for students.Click here for more information on NRHH.
Each Greek organization provides numerous leadership experiences for members and a wide variety of opportunities to get involved on campus and in the Kearney community. Click here for more information on becoming a member of the UNK Greek community.
Is something in your son or daughter's room broken or in need of repair? Please have your son or daughter go to our Maintenance Page to enter a work order.
Students should use the following addresses along with the appropriate student’s name and room number.
904 West 27th St.
Kearney NE 68845
Centennial Towers East
Centennial Towers West
Nester Hall North
Nester Hall South
University Residence North
University Residence South
A: When a package is tracked and listed as “arrived”, that means the package has either arrived at the UNK Post Office or is in transit. If the package arrives on campus before the final mail run has started, that package will arrive that afternoon and will be processed by 3 PM. If the package arrives after the final mail run, it will not be processed until the next day.
The campus mailroom is a contract station of the United States Post Office. Advantages of operating as a contract station are selling of stamps, stamped envelopes, postal cards and mailing of personal letters and packages to the public. This service is provided during the hours of 10:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday only. The mailroom is located in the Memorial Student Affairs Building. Click here for more information about the University Mailroom.
On United States Postal Service holiday closings, no mail from the United States Postal Service will be received for the University or mailed from the University. United States Postal Service mail received to the University on these designated holidays will not be processed until the next business day.
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day
The staff in the Office of Residence Life considers you, the parent, a partner in our efforts to educate each student outside of the classroom. Our focus is on the development of each individual student as they find a home here at UNK.
Our most common discussions with parents are around their student's social adjustment to college life as well as concerns regarding roommates and other living situations.
We understand that the transition to college can be a difficult process for both students and parents. Your student will encounter a variety of situations throughout their college years, and it is our hope to assist them as they grow and develop as young adults.
Once again, it is our hope to partner with you in an effort to assist each student in their transition to college life. Therefore, we ask that you keep the following in mind as we work together:
We look forward to working with your student as they find a home at UNK!