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McMindes Hall is co-ed by wing and by floor and available to first year and returning students. Home to approximately 620 students, the McMindes community is intentionally designed to empower the new student to make a successful intellectual and social transition to college life. Unique features of McMindes Hall include private pod-style restrooms and showers and the only on-campus dining facility.

McMindes Hall was constructed in 1963 and was originally a female-only residence. The hall is named after Maude M. McMindes, the FHSU Director of Secondary Teacher Training and Director of Student Teaching from 1930-1968. Maude M. McMindes is known for reforming and improving the Secondary Education program during her tenure at FHSU.


In-Hall Amenities:

  • Bed size: Twin Extra-Long
  • Room dimensions: approx. 9'10" x 15'7" *
  • Residents per room: 2
  • Floors: 6 floors, co-ed by wing
  • Bathrooms: Semi-Private; 6 private pods and two stalls
  • Room Amenities: 2 height adjustable beds, 2 desks/mirrors/dressers/closets/cabinets, 2 desk chairs, cable/ethernet hook-up, and 2 bulletin boards*
  • Building features: McMindes Cafe, Recreation Room, 2R classroom & living room, and 1 large group & 2 small group private study rooms
  • Laundry: Free

*Rooms ending in -44 or -90 (ie. 244 or 290) have approx. dimensions of 7'10"' x 15'x7"' and have furniture that is stackable and moveable for your decorative convenience.

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  • Front Desk Phone Number: (785) 628-4900
  • USPS Mailing Address:
    Student Name
    1 McMindes Hall
    McMindes Hall Room #___
    Hays, KS 67601
  • Mailing Address:
    Student Name
    410 Agnew Lane
    McMindes Hall Room #___
    Hays, KS 67601
  • Severe Weather Location:
    McMindes Hall Basement
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