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Welcome to Residence Life

Here you can find the different types of Housing available in and around Harding's campus, see important dates that you will need to know about and download the Residence Life handbook to be looking over.

See links to the Residence Hall facilities and the Important dates for more information.

Residence Life Handbook pdf

Resident Assistant Package pdf

What to Bring pdf

If you have difficulty in downloading the PDF's above visit Adobe Support for help with downloading or contact housing@harding.edu and they can mail you the forms if you are a prospective student. Please provide your address and your graduation month and year.

Important Dates 2014/2015

All residence hall facilities will open on Thursday, August 14th. Check-in times are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. August 14th through August 17th and 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on August 17th.  The following groups have different dates as to when they may arrive and different check-in times:

The date of group arrivals is subject to change.  Check with your coach, supervisor or leader to confirm your arrival date.

Wednesday, August 6th                                      (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
Athletic Trainers

Thursday, August 7th                                           (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
New Students from China

Saturday, August 9th                                        (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Student Teachers
Football Team
Film Crew
Cheerleaders

Sunday, August 10th                                            (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Dorm Net Assistants
Band
Bookstore Workers
Theatre
Impact Executive Commitee
Resident Advisors


Monday, August 11th                                           (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Walton Scholars
Volleyball
Impact Energy Group Leaders

Tuesday, August 12th                                           (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
IST Workers (5-8)
Student Publications

Wednesday, August 13th                                     (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Impact Crew
Advance Students
Choral Impact Counselors
Belles and Beaux
Good News Singers
IST Workers (40 plus workers)

Thursday, August 14th                                          (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

All Remaining Students


Classes will begin on Monday, August 18th.
 

Thanksgiving Break: Residence hall occupants are to check out by 10 p.m. Friday evening, November 21st. Individuals may request to remain until early Saturday morning if they have a flight leaving on Saturday or a long drive. The request must be made to the RLC (alias, dorm mom) in each individual’s residence hall. The residence halls will reopen at noon on Saturday, November 29th.

Christmas Break: Residence hall occupants are to check out within 24 hours after their last final.  Those graduating (and any others given permission to remain late for special circumstances) must be out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th.

The residence halls will open for the spring semester
 at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 9th.


Classes will begin for the 2015 spring semester on Monday, January 12th.

Spring break. The residence halls will close by 10 p.m. Friday evening, March 6th. Individuals may request to remain until early Saturday morning if they have a flight leaving on Saturday or a long drive. The request must be made to the RLC (alias, dorm mom) in each individual's residence hall.  The halls will reopen at noon on Saturday, March 14th.

Spring Graduation is Saturday, May 9th. Residence hall occupants are to check out within 24 hours after their last final. Those graduating (and any others given permission to remain late for special circumstances) must be out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th.

New Student Information

TO:    NEW FALL 2014 HARDING STUDENTS

FROM:  KATHY ALLEN, DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE

 

We are glad that you have finished your admissions process and have been admitted to Harding University.  Of course, I’m sure you have questions as to when housing assignments will be made and when you will receive information concerning your assignment.  I will try to answer some of your questions concerning housing.

The housing assignments will be posted on Pipeline starting August 1st.  Students will receive an email to their Harding email account telling them the assignments are ready to view.  The email will include a link for them to access Pipeline.  The students will need to have their username and password to log in to both their email and Pipeline.  If the student does not have their username and password yet, they can contact Lora Fleener at 501-279-4100 or fleener@harding.edu to be assigned a username and password.


Below is an explanation of the manner in which assignments are made:

  1. Transfers and former students are placed in order by classification and date admitted to the University for transfers and date of deposit for former students.  Assignments are made according to this order.
  2. First-time-in-college (FTIC) students are put in order by admittance date and assigned according to this order.
  3. If two students want to be roommates, they are put in order by the later admittance date. 
  4. After individuals are put in order as indicated above, we start assigning with the earliest admittance date, trying to give the desired roommate and residence hall assignment.  If we can’t give both, we check to see which the student said was more important—roommate or residence hall—and make the assignment from that information.
  5. If we have the number of students we anticipate for the fall, we expect to have an overflow of men and women before school starts.  If that happens, the last individuals to be admitted will be assigned temporary housing.  This will be on campus and should only last a short time. 


Updates for roommate, suitemates, and residence hall choices will be taken until July 11th
.


We hope to be able to honor requests for roommates and suitemates that are made by July 11th if all individuals involved were accepted by May 31st, although the residence hall will depend on when individuals are admitted and how fast each building fills up.  We will also do our best to honor requests to be roommates made by individuals admitted after May 31st.  We know having the roommate you want is a very important thing, so working that out is a priority to us, as long as we are fair to those admitted to the University earlier.  In order to assign individuals as roommates, we must hear from both of them that they want to be together.  We also try to honor suitemate choices, although it is more difficult to coordinate acceptance dates and dorm choices when four are involved.  Again, we have to hear from all individuals.  (In residence halls without suites, those who ask to be suitemates will be placed in rooms by each other.)
 

Cathcart, Kendall, Pattie Cobb, Sears, Stephens, Searcy Hall, Pryor and Shores are women’s housing.  In most cases, these residence halls have two rooms sharing a bathroom.  Searcy Hall is an efficiency apartment-style residence hall.  There might be a couple of vacancies for transfers in this facility.  Shores and Pryor Halls are fullsize apartment-style residence halls.  Individuals wishing to live in these facilities must have completed at least 45 hours, although it usually takes more hours than that to secure a place.  There might be a couple of vacancies for transfers in these facilities.

Women's privileged housing will be in some Legacy Park apartments, Harding's newest apartment complex.  These are not available for new students.  Occupants must have already resided in our residence halls and go through an application process.

Allen, Armstrong, Graduate, Harbin, Keller, and Cone Hall are men’s housing. Armstrong, Graduate, and Keller rooms are set up as suites, which are two rooms sharing a bathroom. Harbin and Allen have community baths. Allen was updated this summer with new bathrooms. Cone Hall, is an efficiency apartment-style residence hall.  There might be a few vacancies for transfers in this facility. 

Men's privileged housing will be in some of the Village apartments.  These are not available to new students.  Occupants must have already resided in our residence halls and go through an approval process.

All rooms have some type of blinds on the windows and are air-conditioned.  Kendall, Pattie Cobb, Searcy Hall, Armstrong, and most of Sears,  Stephens, Graduate, and Keller have carpeting in the rooms.  All beds in female residence halls are standard twins, as are those in Allen.  Beds in Cone, Graduate, Armstrong, Harbin, and Keller are extra-long twins. For more information concerning individual dorms, see the individual descriptions in the Residence Halls section.
 

Most freshmen women will be assigned in Cathcart and Sears, which are all-freshmen residence halls.  There will also be quite a few freshmen women in Stephens.  Most freshmen men will be assigned in Armstrong and Harbin, which are all-freshmen residence halls. There will be a small number in Keller. If a freshman wishes to room with a current Harding student or a transfer, women pairs may live together in Kendall and Stephens, and if there is room, men pairs in Keller and Graduate. These are the only residence halls with both freshmen and upperclassmen.


The first semester of college is a critical one and often sets the tone for a student’s future.  Our freshmen residence halls are equipped with personnel who will help in this transition from high school to college.  Your happiness is important to us.

If a student has a documented medical disability, which he/she believes requires special residence hall accommodations, he/she must contact Mrs. Teresa McLeod at 501-279-4019 or tmcleod@harding.edu immediately.  Once she is made aware of such a situation, she will let the student know what documentation is required for the request to be considered.  Please be sure to provide her with your phone number and e-mail address.

We are looking forward to having you as a student this year.  If my office may be of assistance to you, please call 1-501-279-4263 or e-mail me at kallen@harding.edu for women or 501-279-4358 or email Mrs. Gregersen at lgregers@harding.edu for men.

Residence Halls

All residence halls are air-conditioned and have mini-blinds on the windows. All beds in female residence halls are regular twins. All beds in men’s residence halls are extra-long twins, except in Allen where they are regular twins. Each bedroom has a separate connection for the campus DormNet system for each occupant and one cable television connection. Some items may be put on the walls. What they may be attached with is different for different facilities, but usually Command-style hooks can be used. The Residence Life Coordinator for each facility will tell occupants when they move in what may be used in that facility. Please see the Residence Hall Life handbook pdf for general information pertaining to living in a residence hall.

Per Person Per Semester Rates 2014/2015
  1. $1645–traditional residence halls
  2. $1890–singles in Graduate Hall
  3. $1848–Searcy and Cone Halls 2-bedroom/2 occupants per room
  4. $2005–Searcy and Cone Halls 4-bedroom/1 occupant per room
  5. $2088–Searcy and Cone Halls 2-bedroom/1 occupant per room
  6. $1911–Shores and Pryor Halls 2-bedroom/2 women per room
  7. $2078–Shores and Pryor Halls 4-bedroom/1 woman per room
  8. $2163–Shores and Pryor Halls 2-bedroom/1 woman per room
  9. Shores and Pryor Halls 3-bedroom apartments
         $1911 each for 2 women in the double room
         $2078 each for women in the 2 single rooms
  10. $1911–Legacy Park 1-bedroom/2 women
  11. $1911–Legacy Park 2-bedroom/2 women per room
  12. Legacy Park 3-bedroom apartments
         $1911 each for 2 women in a double room
         $2078 each for women in the 2 single rooms
  13. $1848–Village 2-bedroom/2 men per room

Women's Halls

Cathcart, Kendall, Pattie Cobb, Sears, and Stephens are traditional women's residence halls. Searcy Hall is made up of efficiency apartments that are within an otherwise typical residence hall. Pryor and Shores are buildings with full-size apartments with separate entrances. Five buildings in Legacy Park will be used as privileged housing. There are six full-sized apartments in each building.

Cathcart and Sears are all-freshmen residence halls. Kendall houses quite a few freshmen, as well as upperclassmen. Stephens, Pattie Cobb, and Searcy Hall house upperclassmen. Only second semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors are allowed in Pryor and Shores. Legacy Park houses seniors. An approval process is required to be eligible to be assigned in Legacy Park.

Please see the What to Bring and the Residence Hall Life handbook, for more general information.

Cathcart
Cathcart pictures

Cathcart was built in 1951. It was remodeled in 1990.
  • 188 capacity
  • Women–all freshmen except resident assistants and some of their suitemates
  • Suites (two rooms, two girls per room, sharing a bathroom)
  • Study lounge with two tables and a few carrels
  • Large lobby on first floor
  • Close to coin-operated laundromat

Storage–Each student has a 44" x 23" desktop for studying and/or their computer (no room for a free standing computer desk), 3 desk drawers (12" wide with three different depths), and 3 drawers in a chest.  The closet has 3 shelves (36” wide x 12” deep x 12” high).  A center wall unit has 2 large shelves (34” wide x 24” deep x 18” high [TV and microwave could be placed here]) to be shared by both occupants.

Beds–Movable standard twin.  They can be bunked or be raised to various heights (up to about 29 inches off the floor).

Window–A double window (7' wide x 5' high) is in each room, with blinds provided.  Outside corner rooms also have a window that is about half the width of the wide one.  If standard or specialty rods are used for window treatments, the hardware must stay in window casement.  Tension (spring) rods also fit within the casement.

Bath–Floor is vinyl and walls are cultured marble.  Bathrooms have a shower.  There are three (3) shelves over the toilet, one (1) medicine cabinet with mirror door, and one (1) sink to be shared by 4 residents.  A full length mirror is on the outside of the bathroom door.

Floors–White tile with gray flecks is on the floor.  Since no carpet is provided, some girls bring their own carpet piece to go between the beds or to cover the whole floor.  Carpet CANNOT be attached to the floor with tape or in any kind of permanent manner.  Carpet should have a bound edge, not cut edges (if carpet is cut to fit the room, the edges should be taped).

Refrigerators and Microwaves–One small (dorm-size, not apartment-size) refrigerator is allowed per room.  It is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.  One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room. 

Decorations–Lightweight posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding's Christian mission), and wall decorations may only be attached with white plastitac, hot glue, and 3M Command products that can be removed easily without removing paint or damaging the wall surface.  No wallpaper/border paper may be permanently attached to walls, nor can the walls be painted.  No contact paper can be used on any surface.  No shelves can be attached to the walls in any manner.  No nails or tape can be used.

Kitchen–Even though a meal ticket is required for each resident in the dorm, some students like to cook for themselves/friends occasionally.  A kitchen is provided (on the 2nd floor) with a full-size stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, and sink.  This room also serves as a TV lounge.
Kendall

Kendall pictures

Kendall was built in 1961.  It was remodeled in 2003.

  • 184 capacity
  • Women–freshmen and up
  • Suites (two rooms, two girls per room, sharing a bathroom)
  • Carpeted rooms
  • Study lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Large lobby on first floor
  • Close to coin-operated laundromat

Storage–Each student has a 3’8” desktop for studying and /or their computer (no room for a free standing computer desk), 3 desk drawers, 2 shelves above desk (same width of desk), 1 closet (4’ 2” wide), a small area above the closet for storage, three drawers in a chest that is shared between the two occupants.

Beds–Movable standard twin.  The beds are designed to be bunked or to be raised to various heights (up to about 29 inches off the floor). 

Window–Each room has one double window; it is 5’3” wide x 5’3” high with mini blinds provided.  Tension rods must be used for window treatments.

BathFloor and walls are tile.  Bathrooms have an enclosed toilet stall and a shower/tub.  There are two (2) shelves (per resident) with storage underneath, one (1) medicine cabinet with mirror door and one (1) sink to be shared by 4 residents.  Light fixture above sink has a plug for hairdryer or curling iron.  A full length mirror is on the room side of each bathroom door.

Floors–Rooms are carpeted.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–One small (dorm-size, not apartment-size) refrigerator is allowed per room.  It is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.  One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Decorations–Lightweight posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission), and wall decorations may be displayed.  White plastic and 3M Command products may be used on some walls.  Nails are provided for some walls.  No wallpaper/border paper may be permanently attached to walls, nor can the walls be painted.  No contact paper can be used on any surface.  No shelves can be attached to the walls in any manner.  No tape can be used.  3M adhesive hooks may be used in the bathroom.

Kitchen–Even though a meal ticket is required for each resident in the dorm, some students like to cook for themselves/friends occasionally.  A kitchen is provided on the 1st floor with a 4-burner stove/oven, a full-size refrigerator, sink, and garbage disposal.

Pattie Cobb

Pattie Cobb pictures

Pattie Cobb was built in 1919 and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The interior was last remodeled in 2006.

  • 134 capacity
  • Women–sophomores and up
  • Sunroom/study lounge on the 1st floor 
  • Study lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Close to a coin-operated laundromat

Room Variations include the following:  Six one-resident rooms with private baths; eleven two-resident rooms with private baths; eight three-resident rooms with private baths; and typical suites for four girls (two rooms joined by a bath; two girls per room).

Storage–Closets have storage above the hanging area.  There is a free standing chest of drawers for each resident.  All furniture is stained a light cherry color.

Beds–Movable standard twin.  They can be bunked or raised to various heights (up to about 29 inches off the floor).

Desks–Each student has a movable study desk and chair.

Windows–There are a variety of sizes of windows (most rooms have two tall ones) so most conventional tension rods would work and be a good choice for window treatments.

BathroomsThe bath floor is all tile and showers are fiberglass.  There are several drawers in the bathroom vanity that may be used for linen storage.  Some have sink/vanity separate from shower/toilet area.

Floor–Rooms are carpeted.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–One small (dorm-size, not apartment-size) refrigerator is allowed per room.  It is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size. Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.  One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.   

Color Schemes–The color scheme is earth tones.  Carpet colors are taupe and grayish blue.  Countertops are a black marbled laminate.  Walls are desert sand with alabaster trim.  

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Decorations–Lightweight posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission), and wall decorations may only be attached with ½” – 1” nails.  No painting or wallpaper borders are allowed.  No contact paper can be used on any surface.

Kitchen–Even though a meal plan is required for each resident, some students like to cook for themselves/friends occasionally.  A kitchen is provided on the first floor with a microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, cabinet space, oven and stovetop.

Sears

Sears pictures

 

Sears was built in 1975; it was renovated in 2010.

 

  • 292 capacity; all freshmen women
  • All suites (two rooms, two girls per room, sharing a bathroom) except one accessible room that has a private bathroom.
  • There is a shelf fairly high up on the wall; this would be a good place for a TV.  The shelf is 16" deep, with a corner area that is deeper.
  • Study lounge on second and third floors.
  • Lobby and community room on first floor
  • There are small laundry rooms on each floor.
  • Elevator


Storage–Each student has a closet with some storage above. 

Windows–Two (2) windows are in each room; each is 3’4” wide x 4’5” high.  Tension rods for curtains or window treatments can be used.  

Bathroom–The floor is tile.  There is an enclosed toilet stall, a shower with a seat, two sinks, and two linen closets, one on each side of the sinks.

FurnitureAll furniture is movable; each girl has a standard twin bed that can be bunked or raised to various heights (up to about 29 inches off the floor), a three-drawer chest, a desk, and a chair.

Floor–Most of the rooms have carpet squares on the floor.  Part of one wing has vinyl flooring.  Individuals who cannot have carpet because of allergies will be assigned to these rooms first.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–One small (dorm-size, not apartment-size) refrigerator is allowed per room.  It is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.  One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.  

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Decorations–Lightweight posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission), and wall decorations may only be attached with white plastic or 3M Command products that can be removed easily without removing paint or damaging the wall surface.  No wallpaper/border paper may be permanently attached to walls, nor can the walls be painted.  No shelves can be attached to the walls in any manner.  No nails can be used.

Kitchen–Even though a meal ticket is required for each resident in the dorm, some students like to cook for themselves/friends occasionally.  One kitchen is provided on the 3rd floor with a full-size stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and double sink.  There is also a small kitchen in the community room on the 1st floor.

Stephens

Stephens pictures

Stephens was built in 1968.  It was renovated in 2011.

  • 232 capacity
  • Women–sophomores and up
  • Mainly suites (two rooms, two girls per room, sharing a bathroom); some rooms are not part of suites and have private bathrooms; one accessible room that has a private bath
  • There is a shelf fairly high up on the wall; this is a good place for a TV.  The shelf is 16" deep, with a corner area that is deeper.
  • Study lounges on second and third floors
  • Lobby on first floor
  • Small kitchen on each floor/no dishwashers
  • Small laundry room on each floor
  • Elevator

Storage–Each student has a closet with some storage above. 

FurnitureAll furniture will be movable; each girl has a standard twin bed that can be bunked or raised to various heights (up to about 29 inches off the floor), a three-drawer chest, a desk, and a chair.

Windows–Two (2) windows are in each room; each is 3’4” wide x 4’5” high. Tension (spring) rods for lightweight curtains or window treatments can be used.

Bathroom–floor is tile.  There is an enclosed toilet stall, a shower with a seat, two sinks, and two linen closets, one on each side of the sinks.  Occupants must bring shower curtains and rings.

Floor–Most of the rooms have carpet squares on the floor.  One wing has vinyl flooring (100-110).  Individuals who cannot have carpet because of allergies will be given priority for these rooms.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–One small (dorm-size, not apartment-size) refrigerator is allowed per room.  It is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.  One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.   

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Decorations–Lightweight posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission), and wall decorations may only be attached with Command-style hooks that can be removed easily without removing paint or damaging the wall surface.  No wallpaper/border paper may be permanently attached to walls, nor can the walls be painted.  No contact paper can be used on any surface.  No shelves can be attached to the walls in any manner.  No nails can be used.  

Kitchen–Even though a meal ticket is required for each resident in the dorm, some students like to cook for themselves/friends occasionally.  A small kitchen is provided on each floor with a full-size stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and a double sink.

Searcy

Searcy pictures

Searcy Hall was built in 1996.

  • 196 capacity
  • women–upperclassmen
  • 50 efficiency apartments:
    1. 8 units that each have four individual bedrooms,
    2. 40 units that have two bedrooms with two women in each bedroom,
    3. 2 handicapped-accessible two-bedroom apartments with one woman in each room.
  • There are different prices for the different types of apartments. Each apartment is approximately 800 square feet. The outside appearance of this facility is like that of a typical residence hall. The entry into the apartments is off a hallway inside the building just like rooms in a traditional residence hall.
  • elevator as well as stairways
  • carpet in the bedrooms and small living area and linoleum in the bathroom and kitchen areas
  • tub/shower and toilet in separate room from two sink/vanity areas that are in the hallway
  • small living area has a full-size refrigerator, efficiency stove (including a small oven), small sink, bar with two stools, sofa, chair, and end tables; a microwave is not provided
  • furniture in the bedrooms is movable and includes a standard twin bed, desk with carrel, chair, and five-drawer chest for each person (beds are bunkable)
  • small walk-in closet for each occupant
  • windows:  each bedroom has one window, and there are two in the living area; these measure 36” by 53” except in the four-bedroom apartments, where the living area windows are different
  • computer and TV connections are provided in each bedroom; occupants must supply their own patch cable from the TV to the wall outlet as well as from the computer to the wall outlet; there is a phone connection in the common area of the apartment.
  • decorations may only be attached to the wall with the 10 nails provided by the residence life coordinator (dorm manager) at check-in
  • coin-operated laundry facilities on each floor.
  • study lounge on second and third floors
  • community room and formal lobby on first floor
  • occupants must have a minimum meal plan of 35 meals per semester plus $200 declining balance, but they may choose to have a larger one
Pryor and Shores

Pryor and Shores pictures

Shores Hall was built in 2000.  Pryor Hall was built in 2002.  The buildings are identical, but the furniture is different.

  • 198 capacity
  • 50 full-size apartments built around a landscaped courtyard:
    1. 10 four-bedroom units with one woman in each bedroom
    2. 4 three-bedroom units with one woman in each of two bedrooms and two women in a larger bedroom
    3. 35 two-bedroom apartments with two women in each bedroom
    4. 1 handicapped-accessible two-bedroom apartment with one woman in each room.
  • Elevator as well as stairways
  • occupants must be second semester sophomores, juniors, or seniors
  • carpeted except kitchen, bathroom and hallway areas
  • the bedroom window measures 51"h x 39"w; the dining area window is 47"h x 35"w; the living room window is 47"h x 71"w. Use tension rods to hang treatments
  • small walk-in closet for each occupant and one hall closet
  • refrigerator, stove, garbage disposal and dishwasher in kitchen; table and four chairs in eating area; a microwave is not provided
  • movable furniture in bedrooms; standard twin bed (bunkable), chest, desk, and chair for each occupant
  • living room furniture is also provided
  • decorations may only be attached to the wall with the 10 nails provided by the dorm manager at check-in
  • computer and TV connections in each bedroom; there is a phone connection in the common area of each apartment
  • coin-operated laundry facilities on each floor
  • formal lobby and community room on first floor
  •  no meal plan is required
Legacy Park


29 full-size apartments
 

  • 5 three-bedroom units with one woman in each of two bedrooms and two women in a larger bedroom
  •  29 two-bedroom apartments with two women in each bedroom
  •  Occupants must be seniors and be approved through an application process
  • One-bedroom apartments have one bathroom
  •  Two-bedroom apartments have two bathrooms
  •  refrigerator, stove, garbage disposal and dishwasher in kitchen; table and four chairs in eating area; a microwave is not provided
  •  movable furniture in bedrooms; standard twin bed (bunkable), chest, desk, and chair for each occupant
  •  living room furniture is also provided
  •  computer and TV connections in each bedroom; there is a phone connection in the common area of each apartment
  •  stackable washer and dryer provided in each apartment
  •  no meal plan is required

Men's Halls

Allen, Armstrong, Graduate, Harbin, and Keller are traditional men's residence halls. Cone Hall is made up of efficiency apartments that are within an otherwise typical residence hall. Part of the Village apartments will be used as men's privileged housing.  These are full-size, two-bedroom apartments with separate entrances.

Armstrong and Harbin are all-freshmen residence halls. Allen, Graduate and Keller house sophomores, juniors and seniors, as does Cone Hall. Only second- semester juniors, and seniors are allowed in the Village Apartments. These are not available for new students.  Occupants must have already resided in our residence halls and go through an application process.

No weight lifting equipment of any kind is allowed in the residence halls.

Please see the What to Bring and the Residence Hall Life Handbook, for more general information.

Allen

Allen pictures

Allen Hall was built in 1989. 

  • 203 capacity
  • Men–upperclassmen
  • Uncarpeted rooms
  • Study lounges on 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Very close to coin-operated laundry


Furniture–All the furniture is built-in.  Each room contains two regular length twin beds, two desk areas, two desk chairs, one large dresser-drawer area and two closets.

Storage–Each student will have 4 drawers in the dresser plus 1 drawer in the desk.  Storage is also available under the built-in desk.  Each resident will have his own closet which contains 1 rod and 1 shelf.  Some rooms have additional storage space above the closet.

Wall Decorations–Posters, pictures, and banners (all in keeping with Harding's Christian mission) may be attached with white plastitac or Command-style hooks that can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster.  No contact paper is to be used on any surface.

Windows–Curtains are not necessary as the windows have shades; however, if desired, tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.  There are two windows in each room, measuring approximately 4'3" x 3'4" wide.

Other facilities–On the first floor is a large lobby with a kitchen area equipped with stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.  Also located on the first floor is a recreational room complete with a ping pong table.  Food and drink machines are located in the main entrance.  Laundry facilities are very close to the building.  No ice machine is available.

Floors–Since the rooms are uncarpeted, some residents bring their own carpet from home or purchase it upon arrival.  Note:  Carpet should be cut after arriving.  CARPET CANNOT BE ATTACHED TO THE FLOOR WITH TAPE OR IN ANY KIND OF PERMANENT MANNER.

Bath Facilities–Community baths (toilets/showers/sinks) are in the middle of each wing.  A sink and mirror are provided in each dorm room.

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–Residents may bring one 700-watt microwave and one small refrigerator (dorm size, not apartment size) per room.  The refrigerator is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feel must be placed on the floor.

Armstrong

Armstrong pictures

Armstrong was built in 1949. It was renovated in 2005.

  • 201 capacity
  • Men–all freshmen
  • Mainly suites with two rooms with two men each, sharing a bathroom; one suite has two large rooms (which house a total of five men); one suite has two large rooms and one regular size room (which house a total of six men) sharing one bathroom
  • Room is approximately 12' by 12' with a 6'6" by 3'10" entry
  • Carpeted rooms 
  • Across the street from coin-operated laundromat

Wall Decorations–Posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached with small nails, white plastitac, or 3M Command Adhesive hooks.

Windows–Curtains are not necessary as the windows have shades; however, if desired, a long tension rod may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.  Window casement size is 6’10”w x 6’h which includes 2 windows.  Rooms 100, 101, 134, 135, 200, 201, 223a, 238, 239, 300, 301, 323a, 338, and 339 have an additional 50”w x 63”h window.  Rooms 223B and 323B have two 100”w x 63”h and one 50”w x 63”h windows.

Storage–Each student will have 3 drawers in the dresser plus 2 drawers in the nightstand.  Shelves and rods in the walk-in closet are to be shared by both occupants.  There is no other storage in the room or residence hall.

Furniture–Each student has a dresser, desk, chair, nightstand, and extra-long twin bed.  There is room for a computer but not a computer desk.

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Other Facilities–A study lounge with chairs and tables is on the 3rd floor.  A game room (complete with ping pong table) is on the 2nd floor.  There is a lobby on the 1st floor with a TV for general residence hall use.  Food and drink machines are in the entrance hall.  No ice machine is available.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–Residents may bring one 700-watt microwave and one small refrigerator (dorm size, not apartment size) per room.  The refrigerator is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.

Graduate

Graduate pictures

Graduate Hall was built in 1956.  It was renovated in 2005.

  • 195 capacity
  • Upperclassmen
  • All suites; most rooms have two men in each, sharing a bathroom with another room of two men; there are also 12 single rooms and 3 three-person rooms.  Across the street from coin-operated laundromat.


Furniture–Each student has a dresser, desk, chair, nightstand, and an extra-long twin bed.  There is room for a computer but not a computer desk.

Storage–Each student (2 per room) will have 3 drawers in the dresser plus 2 drawers in the nightstand that can fit under the desk.  Shelves and rods in the closet are to be shared by both occupants.  The old doubles section has a small amount of storage above the closets.  There is no other storage in the room or residence hall. 

Floors–Most of the rooms are carpeted. Residents should bring their own carpet sweeper.  Rooms 100-115 are uncarpeted.  If an individual wants to bring a piece of carpet, it should be cut after arriving.  CARPET CANNOT BE ATTACHED TO THE FLOOR WITH TAPE OR IN ANY KIND OF PERMANENT MANNER.

Windows–These vary depending on the room.  In the older doubles section, each room has one window that is 6'10"(w) by 5'2"(h).  In the single rooms, there is one window that is 3'5"(w) by 5'2"(h).  In the newer doubles section, each room has two windows that are 3'5"(w) by 5'2"(h).  Curtains are not necessary as the windows have shades; however, if desired, tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Wall Decorations–posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding's Christian mission) may be attached with Command-style hooks or strips that can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster. 

Other Facilities–there is a furnished lobby, study lounge, and two recreation rooms in the residence hall.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–Residents may bring one 700-watt microwave and one small refrigerator (dorm size not apartment size) per room.  The refrigerator is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.

Harbin


Harbin Hall was built in 1971.  It was remodeled in 2008.

  • 202 capacity
  • Men–freshmen
  • Carpeted rooms, except for 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, and 111 
  • Study lounges on 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Close to coin-operated laundromat
  • Kitchen on 1st floor


Storage–There is storage above each closet and below the sink/counter area.  Each resident has his own closet which contains 1 rod and 1 shelf.  Some rooms have additional storage space above the closet.

Furniture–All of the furniture is movable; each occupant has an extra-long twin sized bed, chest, desk and chair.  There is room for a computer but not a computer desk.

Windows–Curtains are not necessary as the windows have shades; however, if desired, tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.  There are two windows in each room, measuring approximately 4’4” tall by 3’4” wide.

Floors–Most of the rooms are carpeted.  Residents should bring their own carpet sweeper.  Rooms 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, and 111 are uncarpeted.  If an individual wants to bring a piece of carpet, it should be cut after arriving.  CARPET CANNOT BE ATTACHED TO THE FLOOR WITH TAPE OR IN ANY KIND OF PERMANENT MANNER.

Bath Facilities–Community baths (toilets/showers/sinks) are in the middle of each wing; individual shower stalls/dressing areas with lockable doors are enclosed.  A sink is provided in each dorm room.

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Wall Decorations–Posters, pictures, and banners (all in keeping with Harding's Christian mission) may be attached with 1" or smaller nails or white plastic or Command-style products that can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster.  (Large nails or anything else is NOT permitted.)  No contact paper is to be used on any surface (walls, doors, desk, countertops, or shelves).

Other facilities–A lounge area is located on the 1st floor.  It is furnished with couches, chairs, and tables.  A TV is located there for general residence hall use.  Also located on the first floor is a recreational room complete with a ping pong table. Food and drink machines are located in the main entrance.  No ice machine is available.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–Residents may bring one 700-watt microwave and one small refrigerator (dorm-size, not apartment-size) per room.  The refrigerator is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.

Keller

Keller pictures

Keller Hall was built in 1969 and remodeled in 2006.

  • 234 capacity
  • Men–upperclassmen
  • Carpeted rooms, except for 126-145
  • Study lounges on the 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Close to coin-operated laundromat


Storage–There is a 6'11" closet both students will share.  Additional storage is provided above the closet.

Furniture–All of the furniture is movable; each occupant has an extra-long twin bed, chest, desk and chair.

Other facilities–A lounge with a television is on the first floor.  Also located on the first floor is a recreational room complete with a ping pong table.  Food and drink machines are located in the main entrance.  No ice machine is available.

Floors–Most of the rooms are carpeted.  Residents should bring their own carpet sweeper.  If an individual wants to bring a piece of carpet, it should be cut after arriving.  CARPET CANNOT BE ATTACHED TO THE FLOOR WITH TAPE OR IN ANY KIND OF PERMANENT MANNER.  

Bath Facilities–Rooms are set up as suites.  Two rooms (two people per room, a few have three) have a bathroom between them. 

Wall Decorations–Posters, pictures, banners (all in keeping with Harding's Christian mission) may be attached with white plastic or Command-style products that can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster.  No contact paper is to be used on any surface.

Windows–Curtains are not necessary as the windows have shades; however, if desired, tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.  There is one window in each room, measuring approximately 4’3” tall by 3’4” wide.

Computer and TV–Computer (one connection per student) and TV (one per room) jacks are available in each room.

Refrigerators and Microwaves–Residents may bring one 700-watt microwave and one small refrigerator (dorm-size, not apartment-size) per room.  The refrigerator is to be "Energy Star" rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size.  Any refrigerator over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.

Cone

Cone pictures

Cone Hall was built in 2000.

  • 196 capacity
  • Male upperclassmen
  • 50 efficiency apartments:
    1. 8 units that each have four individual bedrooms,
    2. 40 units that have two bedrooms with two men in each bedroom,
    3. 2 are handicapped-accessible two bedroom apartments with one man in each room.
  • There are different prices for the different types of apartments. Each apartment is approximately 800 square feet. The outside appearance of this facility is like that of a typical residence hall. The entry into the apartments is off a hallway inside the building just like rooms in a traditional residence hall.
  • Elevator as well as stairways
  • carpet in the bedrooms and small living area and linoleum in the bathroom and kitchen areas
  • shower and toilet in separate room from sink/vanity area that is in the hallway
  • small living area has a full-size refrigerator, two-burner stove top, small sink, sofa, two chairs, and coffee table; a microwave is not provided; a full-size oven
    is provided in the laundry rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and a regular stove is in the community room
  • furniture in the bedrooms is movable and includes an extra-long twin bed, desk with carrel, pedestal chest to fit under the desk, chair, and five-drawer chest for each person (beds are bunkable)
  • small walk-in closet for each occupant
  • computer and TV connections are provided in each bedroom; occupants must supply their own patch cable from the TV to the wall outlet as well as from the computer to the wall outlet; there is a phone connection in the common area of the apartment
  • coin-operated laundry facilities on each floor
  • study lounge on second and third floors
  • community room, formal lobby, meeting room, and exercise room on first floor
  • bicycle storage room—limited space
  • occupants must have a minimum meal plan of 35 meals per semester plus $200 declining balance, but may choose to have a larger one
Village Apartments
  • men: privileged housing
  • capacity varies with each year
  • full-size, two-bedroom apartments, four men per apartment
  • occupants must be of second-semester junior or senior status, have lived in a regular residence hall previously, and have been approved through an application process
  • carpeted living and bedroom areas; linoleum in kitchen and bath areas
  • each occupant will have an extra-long twin bed, desk, and chest of drawers
  • kitchen has refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, plus a dinette table and four chairs; living room furniture is also provided
  • bathroom has tub/shower
  • located about one mile east of the main part of campus

Apartment Information - applies to rental units only

Harding has six apartment complexes that are available to Harding University families or single individuals eligible for off-campus housing. All rental apartments have semester leases. Birds, fish, guinea pigs, gerbils and hamsters are the only pets allowed; a pet deposit is required for the pets listed only. No tobacco of any kind or alcoholic beverages are permitted in or around the apartments. For more information about the apartments, please see Rental Property.

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