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What is Helix 24?

It’s a top-quality Lawrence community designed especially with KU students in mind. Helix 24 features a variety of spacious, furnished homes plus a full set of community features such as a saltwater pool and sun deck, grilling stations and fire pit, 24-hour fitness center, study spaces, business center and more.

Is Helix 24 part of the University of Kansas?

Helix 24 is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Helix 24 has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your homes are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Helix 24 pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • In-unit laundry
  • High-speed internet
  • Trash disposal
  • Community features – pool, fitness center, etc.

What size are the homes?

The spacious accommodations at Helix 24 include 2-bedroom townhomes and 3-bedroom apartments, with a private bedroom-bathroom suite for each resident.

Are the homes furnished?

Yes, all residences at Helix 24 have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, desk and chair, nightstand, and dresser drawers in each bedroom. The living area includes a sofa, chair, coffee table, entertainment stand, and a dining table and chairs. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model home.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 16, 2024 to July 25, 2025, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Within 7 days after a Housing Agreement is signed, each resident is required to do one of two things: provide a qualifying guarantor (often a parent), or pre-pay the final 2 installments.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Helix 24 also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Helix 24?

Your living costs at Helix 24 can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Helix 24. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Helix 24 open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Helix 24 are students at the University of Kansas and the per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Residents/families with children are welcome. There is no extra cost for minor children in the care of adult residents, other than regular charges for each bedroom space selected by the resident. A minor occupying a bedroom space rented by a parent, guardian or person with legal custody is not considered a breach of the Housing Agreement or a violation of the rules. Helix 24 is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. In order to match student roommates in shared apartments, we will request roommate consent for any non-student occupants.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Helix 24 has a monitored fire-sprinkler system, along with individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also available 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Helix 24 is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent spaces. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Helix 24?

Helix 24 offers free on-site parking for residents and guests.

What other transportation options will I have?

The KU shuttle bus service picks up right in front of the community and runs weekdays between 7:30a to 4:00p, every 30 minutes, during Fall and Spring semesters when class is in session.

Can I see a model home?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.

Apply Now

Apply now to secure your preferred placement, and we'll waive the deposit.

New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. Approved guarantor or partial prepaid rent required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.