On-campus Housing

Illustration Academy Workshops

Jeffrey Alan Love

All four Workshops are hosted at Rockhurst University's campus in Kansas City, MO. Our central location gives visiting attendees an amazing opportunity to absorb and enjoy the rich culture of the city. 



Non-local attendees are highly encouraged to stay in Rockhurst University's THV Units. These apartment-style units are located on Rockhurst University's campus and include 24-hour surveillance by campus police. These units are within a minute walk of the Student Activities Center, where the entire workshop is hosted. 

Rockhurst THV resources available include:

  • These facilities are outfitted as a furnished apartment unit.

  • Laundry facilities are available and free.

  • THV kitchens include a stove top and microwave/countertop convection oven.

  • THV kitchens do not include an oven.

  • Each unit has 2 to 6 bedrooms.

  • Each bedroom can accommodate 1-3 residents.

  • IA students may reserve a single or double bedroom

  • Cooking utensils, plates, and cutlery are not included in the kitchen and will not be provided by Rockhurst or The Illustration Academy

  • Attendees staying in the THV units must bring their own towels and toiletries.

  • Individual beds - sheets, pillows, and blankets are not included.

  • Attendees should bring their own twin xl sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels.

  • Many attendees bring sleeping bags.

  • Each Unit has 2-3 full bathrooms

  • Dressers

  • TVs are not included

  • Desks with chair

  • Air conditioning

  • Wireless internet access

  • Secure entries

  • Gated parking

  • Security Cameras

  • Understand that you are moving into a very simply furnished apartment. These facilities are not set up like a hotel and do not come with many basic amenities. We highly recommend students arrive prepared, as if they are moving into a dorm or new apartment.

A number of food options, including grocery stores and restaurants are within walking distance of Rockhurst University. There is a scheduled 2 hour break for lunch and dinner every day. Preparing meals in the THV units' community kitchen is the most popular and cost-effective meal option for Academy students.

  • Whole Foods is within a 10 minute walk of Rockhurst University.

  • Cosentino's Market (Brookside)

  • Westport: nearby neighborhood with plenty of breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

  • Brookside: neighboring area with plenty of breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

  • Plaza: A 15-minute walk to one of the more concentrated restaurant districts in KC.

  • Cafeteria: Occasionally, Rockhurst's food service provider will open the cafeteria for lunch and dinner in the summer. It is not always open to the public and only coincides when large groups are on campus. We do not recommend relying on this option.

  • A meal plan is NOT included or offered with housing.



Rockhurst University is centrally located in Kansas City, MO. attendees will be within walking distance of countless art venues, public attractions, restaurants, and stores. A few neighboring organizations include:

  • The Nelson Atkins Museum

  • The Kemper Museum

  • National World War 1 Memorial and Museum

  • The Money Museum at The Federal Reserve Bank

  • The American Jazz Museum

  • The Country Club Plaza

  • Kansas City's Historic Westport

  • Union Station

  • Over 40 local restaurants

  • Westport's local grocery store, SunFresh

  • Whole Foods within a 10 minute walk

Getting Around

Attendees are within walking distance of any resources they might need during their stay in Kansas City. The city offers reliable and tourist friendly public transit. Lime and Bird Scooters are also available in the metro area.

Housing Cost Per week

Private/Single: $55/night
Shared/Double: $35/night

*Housing cost is not included in The Illustration Academy program tuition. Housing is paid separately.