Residential Life

Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall

UMKC's newest residence hall, Johnson Hall, opened in August 2009. Johnson Hall is a place where you'll find private study rooms, community kitchens and social/entertainment lounges on each floor.

Johnson Hall is also UMKC's first facility named for an African American. It is just a part of the huge legacy Herman and Dorothy H. Johnson left to Kansas City. Click here to read more about Herman or Dorothy.

With space to house 328 students, the four-story residence hall features two wings of semi-suite, double- and single-occupancy rooms connected via a glass-encased corridor. This is definitely a place where you can get to know other students with similar interests and academic goals.

A new housing facility offers a renewed resolve toward enhancing residential life for its students through a true living-learning environment. For instance, the building also features three secured rooms for musical performance practice.

Fast facts

  • The four-story building features blue, yellow and brown accent walls with an orange roof.
  • Each floor consists of two wings – one for male students and another for female students (fourth floor is generally all-female). Instead of an entire wing sharing a communal bathroom, two double-occupancy rooms or four single-occupancy rooms share a connecting bathroom.
  • Johnson Hall extends west to the pedestrian/bike trail on the east side of Brookside Boulevard.

Each general living floor includes:

  • Social lounge
  • Community kitchen
  • Private study areas

Common areas include:

  • Three secured music roomsroom layout
  • Laundry rooms in the basement of the residence hall
  • Outdoor sand volleyball court
  • Computer lab

Student rooms feature:

  • Shared private bathroom in suite-style
  • Sink in each room
  • One Ethernet hook-up per bed and wireless
  • Loftable bed and movable furniture
  • Cable television hook-up
  • A microfridge (mini-fridge, freezer and microwave unit)


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Johnson Hall
5000 Oak Street (Your mailbox #)
Kansas City, MO 64112

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