Student Life

Residence Halls

The 2017-18 Resident Educators and Resident Assistants
The 2017-18 Resident Educators and Resident Assistants

Having a strong community at MNU is important to us. We are a residential campus, and we believe that a strong community is a key to success in every area of life.

Nearly 60% of our students live in on-campus dorms, suites and apartment style housing. We have a Resident Educator who lives in each of the Residence Halls and dedicated student Resident Assistants. These staff and students work together throughout the year to provide events, small groups, Bible studies and opportunities to connect with the students in your Residence Hall.  


Don't Forget!

Living on campus in one of our Residence Halls or apartments? Make sure to read through the suggestions below so that you know what to bring to campus and also what you should plan to leave at home.

  • What to bring:

    These are suggestions for things to bring to make your room a comfortable place to live. 

    • For your room: sheets (XL twin), hangers, power strip, small vacuum, area rug or carpet (no carpet tape allowed), desk lamp and light bulbs, TV, trash can, storage boxes, small fan, full length mirror, pillow, mattress cover, closet organizers, 3M hooks to hang items
    • For your desk: bookends, desk organizer, file box, stationery, stamps, envelopes, note pads, index cards, paper clips, tape, stapler, highlighter, pencils and pens, computer, USB flash drive, bookmarks, calculator, printer (each student receives a designated amount of free printing on campus each semester)
    • Bathroom: shower caddy, shower shoes, toiletries.
      Note: students living in the apartment-style or town homes will also want to bring a shower curtain
    • Laundry and cleaning needs: laundry detergent, stain remover, laundry bag/basket, iron, ironing board, dish soap, trash bags, paper towels, sponge, glass cleaner
    • Food and utensils: microwave, coffee maker, cups, mugs, eating utensils, can opener, bowls, plates, microwaveable cookware, small refrigerator (less than 4.3 cu. ft.), food storage.
      Note: students living in Colony West, Draper or Ramsey may also want to bring pots, pans and other kitchen cookware. 
    • Everything else: batteries, flashlight, small tool set, alarm clock, umbrella, playing cards, board games, athletic equipment, sunglasses, backpack, overnight bag, bicycle, bug spray, insurance cards
  • But please don't bring:

    To maintain a safe environment, we don't permit you to bring:

    • Pets (with the exception of fish)
    • Candles
    • Lofting furniture 
    • Appliances with open heating coils such as toasters, hot plate, sandwich grills, George Foreman Grill (excluding apartments)
    • Space heaters
    • Ceiling fans
    • Halogen lamps
    • Paint for dorm room or apartment
    • Shelves or items that must be mounted to the wall (3M hooks are fine; drilling into the walls is not allowed)
    • Weight lifting equipment (Don't worry, that's what Land Gym is for!)
    • Tobacco products or alcoholic beverages
    • Bows, knives and firearms—including paintball/air soft guns*
    • Hunting Equipment*
    • Fireworks*
    • Hoverboards
    • Latex
    • Mattresses/bed frames

    *You may, however, store your hunting firearms and all weapons with the campus police office. Weapons by definition include hunting knives, swords, martial arts equipment, fencing gear, balloon launchers, potato guns, and any item that shoots a projectile that is not named "Nerf". 

Residence Halls

Stockton & Rice Lobby
Rice
Resident Educator - Faith North
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Underclassmen Dorms

Traditional-style, female-only, underclassmen residence hall with rooms designed for either two or three students. There are 52 rooms in Rice and 52 in Stockton connected by a common lobby. The lobby includes a shared kitchen and living space. Each room comes equipped with bunk beds, dressers and desks. Rooms are cable and internet ready. Each floor has two communal bathrooms a common living area. Free laundry can be found on both floors in Stockton and in Rice.

Resident Educator - Faith North

Lanpher
Snowbarger
Floor plan
Matthew Lee
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Underclassmen Dorms

Traditional-style, male-only, underclassmen hall with rooms designed for either two or three students. There are 52 rooms in Snowbarger and 52 in Lanpher connected by a common lobby. Each room comes equipped with two beds that are bunkable, dressers and desks. Rooms are cable and internet ready. Each wing has a communal bathroom. A laundry room with free laundry and a common living room with ping pong tables is located on every floor. 

Resident Educator - Matthew Lee

Draper
Ramsey
Resident Educator - Patti Schultz
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Upperclassmen Dorms

Female-only residence hall featuring townhouse-style living for upper-class women. Two-level townhomes feature 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living area and a galley-style kitchen. The kitchens in Ramsey include a refrigerator, sink, stovetop and space for a microwave. The kitchens in Draper include a sink, refrigerator and space for a microwave. Each townhome is equipped with high speed internet and cable. The basement of Draper Hall houses a shared laundry room for the residents of the Draper-Ramsey complex. Laundry is free on campus. There are 11 townhomes in the Draper-Ramsey complex, and each typically house 6 students.

Resident Educator - Patti Schultz

Uphaus
Resident Educator - Chris Lindenmeyer
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Upperclassmen Dorms

Uphaus is a suite-style residence hall for upper-class male students. There are 13 six-person suites and 4 four-person suites with bedrooms, a living area and a bathroom. The suites each include high speed internet and cable. A shared laundry room with free laundry facilities is available for all residents. The basement suites include a full-size kitchen.

Resident Educator - Chris Lindenmeyer

Colony West
Resident Educator - Daniel Rincones
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Colony West is a male-only hall featuring apartment-style living for upperclassmen. Colony has 14 apartments designed for 3-4 people. Each apartment has high speed internet and cable, and the basement apartments also have a full-size kitchen. The residence also houses a shared laundry room with free laundry facilities for all residents.

Resident Educator - Daniel Rincones

Spindle Exterior
Resident Educator - Devon Brown
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Upperclassmen Dorm

Suite-style residence halls for upper-class female students. Each of these 6-person suites include a 2-shower oversized bathroom, living room, kitchen sink, high speed internet and cable. A shared laundry room is available for all residents on the basement level.

Resident Educator - Devon Brown

Office of Admissions
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
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Student Development
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Olathe, KS 66062-1899
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