Johnson Hall

Students walking in front of Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall


Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall opened in August 2009 and is UMKC’s first facility named for an African-American. It is a part of the huge legacy Herman and Dorothy H. Johnson left to the Kansas City area.

With space to house 329 students, the four-story residence hall features two wings of semi-suite, double- and single-occupancy rooms connected via a glass-encased corridor. Inside you’ll find private study rooms, community kitchens and social/entertainment lounges on each floor. This is definitely a place where you can get to know other students with similar interests and academic goals.

Johnson Hall extends west to the Trolley Trail (pedestrian/bike trail) on the east side of Brookside Boulevard. The facility is within walking distance to the Country Club Plaza.


Room Features

  • Shared private bathroom in suite-style
  • Sink in each room
  • One ethernet hook-up per bed and wireless internet
  • Loftable Twin XL bed and movable furniture
  • Microfridge (mini-fridge, freezer and microwave unit)
  • 3-drawer dresser
  • Lockable, 1-drawer cabinet
  • Desk and wooden chair
  • Closet with included rod




Room Measurements

The most common type of room in Johnson is the 4-person suite with a shared bathroom. The bedrooms in Johnson Hall double-occupancy rooms are approximately 12’2″ x 12’11”, with a hallway and a closet that measures 5′ x 2′ and a shared bathroom.

We also offer single rooms with a shared bathroom. The bedrooms in Johnson Hall single-occupancy rooms measure approximately 12’4″ x 10′ with a closet that measures 5′ x 2′ and a shared bathroom.

Common Area Features

  • Social lounges on each floor
  • Big screen televisions in two of the large recreational spaces
  • Community kitchens on each floor
  • Private study areas
  • Three sound-proof music rooms with pianos
  • Laundry room (free laundry is included)
  • Computer kiosks and small computer lab
  • Outdoor sand volleyball court
  • Pool table
  • Pingpong table



5000 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Take a look inside Johnson Hall

Room Layouts

Four-person suite layoutFour-person single unit layout