Central District Projects

Work being done on these projects in KU's Central District will transform the way research and education is done at the university.

Integrated Science BuildingIntegrated Science Building

The Integrated Science Building will comprise 280,000 square feet of space for teaching, learning and interdisciplinary research in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physics, molecular biosciences and related fields. It is scheduled to open in July 2018.




Residence hall and dining facility

A 545-bed residence hall and dining facility will offer suite-style living to students primarily in their freshman year. It will be located near the intersection of Naismith Drive and 19th Street, next to the existing Oliver Hall. It is scheduled to open in fall 2017.




Apartment-style student housing

This 708-bed apartment-style housing complex will feature a north and a south building. The units will be designed to have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, or four bedrooms and four bathrooms. It is scheduled to open in July 2018.




Student union

A new student union will replace the old Burge Union, and will contain 30,000 square feet of space to support the needs of students, faculty and staff with student service offices and study space. New conference space will expand KU's ability to host conferences and events on campus. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.




Parking garage

A new parking garage will support additional parking demand in the Central District. The new garage is scheduled to open in early 2017.

Central utility plant

A new central utility plant will provide support for these new facilities and other areas of campus. This project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2018.

From the Chancellor

"I've spoken often about our mission and our aspirations to be recognized among the nation's top public research universities. Our new Central District project gives us the resources to continue that mission and achieve those aspirations like never before."

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

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