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Fall 2021 Nunemaker Center Updates

Building Hours*:

  • Mondays 8:00 am - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesdays 8:00 am - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays 8:00 am - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Thursdays 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Fridays 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Saturdays CLOSED
  • Sundays 1 - 5 p.m.

*Note: 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.

Practices in place to promote a safe environment for those students & staff who do access Nunemaker:

  • Face coverings will be required
  • All individuals should use the CVKey app for self-screening to determine if they are clear to visit campus. If you do not have a compatible device, please use the paper health assessment form. The app and paper form are available at cvkey.ku.edu. 
  • Please enter through the West door entrance. All other doors to the building will remain locked to ensure that an entry point can be monitored. In the event of an emergency, individuals should exist the closest door.
  • 6-feet physical distancing should be maintained at all times.
  • Near the front door will be a large bottle of hand sanitizer and small bottles available to fill and take with you.
  • Clorox wipes will be available for use. Wipe down surfaces often.
  • Classrooms, common areas, and the conference room will be closed.
  • Students can come to the main office to ask questions and drop off paperwork. There should be no lingering in the building after business is finished.
  • Restrooms: individuals will be asked to social distance 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