Residence Halls | Duke Kunshan University

Residence Halls

     

    Residence Halls

    Our residence halls are homes for the students who live there. Many people use the word “dorm” to describe the places students live on university campuses. “Dormitory” is word derived from the Latin for “sleep”. Since our facilities are part of something far more impactful and meaningful than sleep alone, we use the term residence hall to describe any of the residential buildings. Each hall is supervised by a full-time Residence Life Coordinator, who also lives in the building. Further, each Residence Life Coordinator supervises a team of Resident Assistants who help students develop a sense of community.

    Student Residence Hall

    Overview

    The Student Residence Hall (SRH) is a suite-style accommodation that is Silver LEED certified.  The entrance to all suites is on the 2nd floor of the SRH and is into the suite’s living room.  All suites have 2 bathrooms and house 4 students on the 1st or 3rd floor, accessible by in-suite stairs.  Some suites have four single bedrooms while others have two single bedrooms and one double bedroom.  There are single story suites available to students who need one.

    Who Lives Here?

    This residence hall houses around 175 students and is currently available to first-year undergraduate and graduate students in any year.

    Bedroom Amenities

    Doubles have 2 beds and singles have 1 bed (all 2 m x 0.97 m), desk, chair, closet, reading lamp, waste basket for each resident.

    Suite Amenities

    Living room, bathrooms with showers, TV, sofa, lamp, dining table, chairs, drinking water faucet, central air conditioning, Wi-Fi, optional rental refrigerator.

    Common Spaces

    Team rooms, lounges, game rooms, laundry room with washers and dryers and drying racks, community full-sized refrigerator and microwave, covered and uncovered bicycle storage.

    Conference Center

    Overview

    The Conference Center (CC) is a modified hotel accommodation that is Gold LEED certified.  Eventually being converted back into an on campus hotel, the CC is currently home to students on residential floors and faculty offices and administrative offices on separate floors.  All student rooms have a bathroom and house 2 students.  There are accessibility accommodations available to students who need them.

    Who Lives Here?

    This residence hall houses around 225 students and is currently available to first-year undergraduate students.

    Bedroom Amenities

    Bunk beds (2 m x 1.2 m), desk, chair, reading lamp, waste basket, closet for each resident, bathroom with shower, drinking water faucet, central air conditioning and heating, Wi-Fi, optional rental refrigerator.

    Common Spaces

    Group study spaces, team rooms, study rooms, lounges, laundry rooms with washing machines and dryers and drying racks, community full-sized refrigerator and microwave, fitness center.

    Scholars Hotel

    Overview

    The Scholars Hotel (SH) is a modified hotel accommodation in the Kunshan community, near main campus.  It meets 4-star Chinese standards.  Though not owned by DKU, it is leased and partially operated by the University, so it is considered “on campus” for University policy purposes.  All student rooms have a bathroom and house 2 students(except a very limited number of singles reserved for graduate students).  There are accessibility accommodations available to students who need them.  A shuttle service is coordinated by the Operations department to transport students to and from main campus. For an overview of the facility, with photos, please look at this PDF.

    Who Lives Here?

    This residence hall houses around 250 students and is currently available to upperclass undergraduate and graduate students.

    Bedroom Amenities

    Doubles have 2 beds (2 m x 1.2 m) and singles have 1 bed (2 m x 1.8 m), desk chair, reading lamp, waste basket, closet for each resident, bathroom with shower, Wi-Fi, free refrigerator.

    Common Spaces

    Study rooms, team rooms, lounges, game room, laundry room with washers and dryers and drying rack, microwaves, drinking water dispensers.

    Talent Apartments

    Overview

    The Talent Apartments (TA) is an apartment complex in the Kunshan community, near main campus.  Though not owned by DKU, it is leased and partially operated by the University, so it is considered “on campus” for University policy purposes.  There are two apartment layouts, with each accommodating two students and having a self-contained bathroom and kitchen.  There is a studio layout with no private bedroom and a layout with two private single bedrooms.  There are accessibility accommodations available to students who need them.  A shuttle service is coordinated by the Operations department to transport students to and from main campus. For an overview of the facility, with photos, please look at this PDF.

    Who Lives Here?

    This residence hall houses around 200 students and is currently available to upperclass undergraduate students.

    Apartment Amenities

    All apartments have 2 beds (Studio layout they are 2 m x 1.2 m while in the 2 bedroom layout they are 2 m x 1.5 m) beds, desk space for both residents, desk chairs, waste basket, closet, bathroom with shower, Wi-Fi, temperature control for each apartment, kitchen with ability to cook within and functional refrigerator and cooking plate, and in-apartment washing machines.

    Common Spaces

    Current plans include study rooms, lounges, game room, and drinking water dispensers.

    Phase 2

    Overview

    As the entire University grows, so will our residence hall inventory!  With an anticipated opening in fall 2021, Phase 2’s residential facilities will include 9 brand new Silver LEED certified buildings, containing around 2,000 beds, many study spaces, social lounges, and kitchens, and several classrooms and multipurpose spaces.

    Future of Undergraduate Housing

    Undergraduates will occupy 8 of the 9 new buildings, which will be clustered into 4 courtyards.  Each courtyard will house around 500 students, a team of RAs, an RLC, and a Faculty In Residence.  There are plans to create a number of Living Learning Communities, which will enable and encourage those with similar academic or personal interests to live together, dive deeper into their interests, and sponsor theme-related programs and events.  The buildings will be a traditional-style accommodation.  Each room will house 2 students, and each floor will have bathrooms with private toilets and private showers.

    Future of Graduate Housing

    Graduates will occupy 1 of the 9 new buildings and the entire SRH.  The new building will be an apartment-style accommodation and house around 100 students.  Each apartment will have 4 single bedrooms, 2 toilets, 2 showers, a kitchen, and a living room.