The Kauffman Center

Esther L. Kauffman Academic Residential Center

Students in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School live in the Kauffman Center, in the heart of UNL's city campus, across from Broyhill Fountain and the Nebraska Union. Through a gift from Carole and Ed McVaney in honor of her mother Esther Kauffman, this beautiful new building lets students live and learn in an environment that supports their vibrant academic community.

The Great Hall, meeting rooms and study rooms let students settle in for spur-of-the-moment study sessions, have workshops and presentations, find a quiet place to sit with a laptop and answer e-mail or finish a report, or watch a movie, have an Xbox 360 tournament or a late night snack feast. Some classes are in Kauffman, but others are outside, across campus, giving a mix of convenience (run downstairs to a 7 a.m. meeting in sweats) and expansiveness (meet classmates at CBA, for business class, play Frisbee football in the Union green space, or head off to the Rec Center for pick-up basketball).

Living / Learning Environment

The Esther L. Kauffman Academic Residential Center is the living and learning environment of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School. The Kauffman Center – new in 2001 – is designed to enhance the team approach to problem solving by bringing frequent interaction and collaboration among the school's students, faculty, and industry leaders.

All educational rooms at Kauffman Center feature the latest technology classrooms, meeting rooms and presentation facilities and equipment. A wireless network is active throughout. The Center also features a Great Hall designed to host Senior Fellow Forums and other special events.

The Kauffman Center's living quarters include housing for all undergraduate students in the Raikes School, and apartments for visiting faculty and guest lecturers.

Residence suites provides students with:

  • Individual voice and data outlets
  • Piano
  • Game room, TV lounges, and vending machines
  • Laundry and kitchen spaces

Learning environment features include:

  • Presentation rooms with latest technology
  • Student huddle areas
  • Study lounges
  • Modern classrooms for core Raikes School courses
  • Breakout rooms
  • Great Hall
  • Design Studio team rooms
  • Faculty offices - students take classes and meet with professors in the same building they live in
Residence Floor Plans

The Kauffman Center's living quarters include housing for all undergraduate students in the Jeffrey S. Raikes School, as well as apartments for visiting faculty and guest lecturers.

Junior / Senior Suite Floor Plan
Sophomore Suite Floor Plan
Freshman Room Floor Plan