J.R. and Gertrude Smith Apartments

Friends University’s newest student-housing facility houses 80 upperclassmen (28 credit hours or more) in an apartment-style atmosphere. The three-story brick building offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, along with laundry facilities on each floor, adjacent parking and the support of a live-in professional staff member. Smith Apartments was completed in August 2009.

Like most other upperclassmen facilities, Smith apartments are unfurnished. The apartments are carpeted and have blinds on all windows. In addition, Smith apartments include utilities and commodities, such as water, trash, electricity, gas, basic cable in the living room, high-speed wireless Internet, and a kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave and garbage disposal. Apartments are individually heated and cooled and mailboxes are centrally located.

Meal Plan
All resident students are required to purchase a meal plan for dining on campus. Information about meal plans can be found here.

Smith Apartment Housing Costs

  • Studio apartment $2885 per semester/person
  • One-bedroom apartment $3295 per semester/person
  • Two-bedroom apartment $2750 per semester/person

How are roommates selected?
Roommates are first assigned based on requests from the residents. If a student has no roommate preference, the Community and Residential Development staff will do their best to aid him/her in finding a compatible roommate. However, the responsibility of finding a roommate ultimately resides with the student seeking housing.

How many roommates will I have?
The Office of Community and Residential Development has a maximum and minimum number of occupants allowed in each apartment. Please contact us for more information.

How can I decorate my room?
You may decorate your room in any way you like as long as your decorations conform to Community Life Standards and housing guidelines and do not damage any part of the apartment. Nails or anything else that damage the walls are not allowed.

What is my Smith Apartment mailing address?
Resident Name
644 S. Hiram
Apt #
Wichita, KS 67213

What is a typical room layout?

Not all rooms will have same measurements and layout.

The information that is on this page is tentative and subject to change at any given time. If you have any questions, email us at reslife@friends.edu.