Corbin Residence Hall

420 W. 11th St. Lawrence Lawrence, KS 66045

Opened in 1923 as the first residence hall at KU, the women’s hall was named — despite her protests — in honor of Alberta Corbin, an 1893 alumna and professor of German who was a suffragist leader, first university “adviser of women” and an advocate of women’s housing. The original, south building, designed by State Architect Ray Gamble in the English colonial style, was on the site of the university’s first building, North College (1866). In 1951 North Corbin, housing 180 more women, opened; in 1958 the buildings were connected, and both were renovated in the 1990s. The student housing department is based in Corbin.

290 women


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