Amid a post-World War II campus housing crunch, the University Daily Kansan reports that 80 male students – nearly all returned veterans – will soon move into the basement of present-day Spooner Hall, then known as the Spooner-Thayer Museum of Art.
The Young Women’s Christian Association acquires Henley House, which will become a “gathering place” for KU women and the scene of an “experiment” in integrated undergraduate student housing.
The University of Kansas signs a lease for a new residence hall that will take the name of a famed Kansa chief – thanks to a set of hand-me-down silverware.
Electric trolleys from the Lawrence city system initiate 23 years of streetcar service to the KU campus.
The Rock Chalk Co-op, housing approximately 25 men in a rented Rhode Island Street home, begins its formal existence in time for the start of spring semester 1941 classes.
The University Daily Kansan records the passing of Hobo Day, an often rowdy “annual festival of rags” in which KU students dressed in hobo costumes to show school spirit and cause “a great deal of unnecessary trouble.”
The KU School of Medicine drops its prohibition against marriage for nursing students.
The KU Endowment Association announces acquisition of the house that will become Jolliffe Hall, a building that will serve variously as a residence hall for undergraduate men and women, and be slathered in lime green paint for much of its existence.
Joe Smith, owner of the popular late-night spot Joe's Bakery, retires from the daily operation of the store after 28 years. His son Ralph re-opens the operation when classes resume in the fall.
Ground is broken for the construction of the Satellite Student Union, now known as the Burge Student Union that was named in honor of Frank Burge, longtime director of the Kansas Union.
After serving as “temporary” women’s housing for 12 years, Foster Hall finally becomes a men’s scholarship residence as originally intended.
The University Daily Kansan reports on the formation of what is thought to be the country’s first housing co-op for married students.
Approximately 1,500 undergraduate KU men engage in the largest panty raid in the University’s history.
The Twin Pines Co-op, housing 25 men in a rented Ohio Street home, begins its formal existence in time for the start of the fall 1950 semester.