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Nunemaker Center

Spring 2022 Nunemaker Center Updates

Building hours

  • Monday-Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m - 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Please be aware these hours may change due to staffing challenges. In the event Nunemaker is unable to be open, we will post a sign on the front door to alert visitors.

Protect KU practices

To promote a safe environment, students and staff who access Nunemaker are asked to do observe the following:

  • Wear required face coverings.
  • Use the hand santizer near the front door, and take small bottles available for personal use.
  • Wipe down shared surfaces with available disinfecting wipes.
  • Limit visits to the main office to important questions and paperwork dropoff.
  • While in restrooms, use social distancing and wash hands.


Nunemaker Center serves as the home of the University Honors program and its students. Located on top of Daisy Hill across from Templin Hall--the official Honors student residence hall--Nunemaker Center is a home away from home for Honors students.

The Center's amenities for students include

  • newly renovated classrooms
  • study and group work space
  • student organization meeting spaces
  • wireless Internet
  • a furnished kitchen available for student use
  • periodicals
  • extended hours during finals week

Built in 1970 through the generosity of Irene Nunemaker, this uniquely styled building reflects the creative energy of Honors Program faculty, staff, and students. Ms. Nunemaker intended that students meet here for classes, discussions, meetings with visiting professors, and to read the newspapers and magazines to stay on top of recent national and world events.

With two brand new classrooms, the conference room, and the Brosseau Commons meeting space, the University Honors program is able to host Honors courses as well as social and educational events for Honors students. The building also features a rotating collection of student and professional artwork.

KU Today
Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
Nunemaker Center Hours

Regular Building Hours

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: 8am - 9pm 
Thursday & Friday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5 pm
Please note: Building is closed on Saturdays