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The Housing Office aids undergraduate students seeking to live in on-campus student residence halls. To see where each residence hall is located on campus, view the campus map.

Scheduled Breaks 2023-24 (Residence Halls Closed)

Break Check-out Residence Halls Reopen
Thanksgiving Break Saturday, Nov. 18 by noon Saturday, Nov. 25 at noon
Christmas Break

Non-graduates: Within 24 hours of last final

Graduates: Saturday, Dec. 16 by 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 5 at noon
Spring Break Saturday, March 2 by noon Saturday, March 19 at noon
Spring Commencement (summer)

Non-graduates: Within 24 hours of last final

Graduates: Saturday, May 4 by 5 p.m.

 

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student, learn more and sign up for housing while attending Bison Ready, a program for transfer students who are admitted to Harding and will be enrolling for a future semester.

Chinese students will be assisted by the Chinese Student Services Office and work directly with the Residence Life Coordinator concerning arrival times.

New Student (freshmen/transfer) Assignment and Move-In Information (Spring 2024)

Returning Student Residence Hall Reopen Schedule (Spring 2024)

Residence Halls reopen on:

  • Friday, January 5, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Packing List

Bedroom

  • Pillows
  • Twin size mattress pad, sheets (2 sets recommended), and comforter/blanker, make sure to check the bed size under the name of the residence hall you are assigned
  • Lamp
  • Hangers
  • Trash can and can liners
  • Clothes hamper
  • Tension rods – curtains can only be hung by tension rods

Bathroom

  • Shower curtain and shower curtain rings
  • Hand Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet plunger
  • Bath mat(s)
  • Air freshener
  • Tissues
  • Trash can and can liners
  • Over-the-door towel hook
  • Towels – bath, hand, and washcloths
  • Zip-it Drain Cleaner Tool
  • Hair catcher for bathtub drain

Kitchen

If you are residing where you have a kitchen:

  • Food
  • Silverware
  • Silverware organizer (drawer insert)
  • Dishes – plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, serving dishes, etc.
  • Trash can and trash bag liners
  • Pots and pans
  • Oven mitts and hot pads
  • Spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
  • Utensil container for countertop
  • Dish towels
  • Dish drying rack
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Plastic containers for food storage
  • Rolls of aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap, and parchment paper
  • Zip-top plastic bags of various sizes
  • Cutting board(s)
  • Toaster or toaster oven
  • Coffee maker
  • Tea kettle
  • Blender
  • Hand mixer
  • Can opener
  • Sharp cutting knives
  • Serving spoons
  • Colander
  • Dish soap and sponges/scrubbers
  • Small area rugs
  • Dishwashing soap and tabs
  • Disposal cleaner tabs
  • Easy Off oven cleaner
  • Air Fryer - no larger than 700 watts

Dining Area

If you are residing where you have a kitchen:

  • Table and chairs furnished by Harding University
  • Tablecloth or placemats
  • Napkins
  • Trivets

Miscellaneous

It is best to purchase cleaning supplies after speaking with your Resident Assistant regarding recommended cleaning supplies:

  • All-purpose spray on cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Mr. Clean Magic Wipes
  • Steel wool scrubbing pads
  • Swiffer duster wand (with extension) and Swiffer duster pads
  • Wet Floor mop with Wet floor cleaner
  • Shower cleaner
  • Cleaning sponges
  • Cleaner with bleach
  • Zip-It Drain Cleaner Tool
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Trash bags
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Power surge strips
  • Extension cords
  • Large plastic bins or other storage
  • Pens/pencils
  • Scratch pads
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries of various sizes – AA (double A) battery needed for smoke detector
  • First aid kit
  • Light bulbs
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Fun Tac Mounting Tabs
  • Over the door hangers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • First Aid Kit
  • Over the counter medicines
  • Non-perishable food items in case of emergency or illness
  • Medical and Auto insurance cards
  • Bikes must be stored in outside racks which are provided.

Personal Property should be covered by personal or homeowner’s/renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of serial numbers.

Optional

  • Small area rugs
  • Some type of shoe storage
  • Television
  • Microwave: maximum wattage of 700 and one per room
  • Laptop or electronic device and charger
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Dorm size refrigerator: one refrigerator per room, must be “Energy Star” rated and may not exceed 4.2 cubic feet in size. Refrigerators over 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor.
  • Streaming device, Roku, AppleTV, Firestick, etc.
  • Throw pillows and blankets
  • Table lamps, no halogen lamps
  • Toasters, Toaster Ovens
  • Crockpots
  • Coffee Makers
  • Popcorn Poppers
  • Small electric indoor grill
  • Air Fryer - no larger than 700 watts

Not Permitted

  • Candles
  • Candle warmers
  • Incense/oil or incense/oil warmers
  • Space heaters
  • Halogen lamps
  • Large furniture – including couches, loveseats, or recliners
  • Stoves or hot plates
  • Cola machine
  • Commercial-size games
  • Darts/Dartboards
  • Vending machines
  • Suggestive décor not in harmony with Harding’s Christian mission
  • Pets of any kind, including fish, lizards, birds, etc
  • Weapons of any kind. Weapons brought for the purpose of hunting must be registered and stored with the Harding University Department of Public Safety. Weapons as defined by University policy include: Firearms & replicas, BB/pellet guns, Fireworks, Explosive devices, Archery equipment, Paintball guns, Ammunition, Knives (other than pocket knives), Slingshots, Launching devices, etc.
  • Items which do not meet requirements listed, cause potential damage to the room, or become a hindrance to keep the room clean must be removed.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry is now included with on-campus housing! For those who live in residence halls, your laundry is powered by the Speed Queen app and no quarters required! 45 loads worth of wash and dry credits are loaded at the beginning of the semester and may be used anytime throughout. Self-service laundry facilities are located on each side of campus near Stephens Hall and near Allen Hall. There are also laundry facilities inside some of the residence halls and on campus. View the information for each residence hall for more specific information.

Instructions for laundry facilities at Harding University.

Per Person Per Semester Rates 2023-2024 Academic Year

Residence Hall Per Person Per Semester Rate 
Traditional residence halls (Allen, Armstrong, Cathcart, Graduate, Harbin, Keller, Pattie Cobb, Sears and Stephens) $2,230
Graduate Hall Single Bedroom (1 occupant per room) $2,504
Searcy and Cone Halls 2-bedroom/2 occupants per room (Bedroom A or B) $2,449
Searcy and Cone Halls 4-bedroom/1 occupant per room (Bedroom C, D, E or F) $2,655
Searcy and Cone Halls 2-bedroom/1 occupant per room (Bedroom G or H) $2,767
Shores and Pryor Halls 2-bedroom/2 women per room (Bedroom A or B) $2,532
Shores and Pryor Halls 4-bedroom/1 woman per room (Bedroom C, D, E or F) $2,751
Shores and Pryor Halls 2-bedroom/1 woman per room (Bedroom G or H) $2,865
Shores and Pryor Halls 3-bedroom apartments 2 women in the double room (Bedroom B) $2,532 
Shores and Pryor Halls 3-bedroom apartments women in the 2 single rooms (Bedroom C or D) $2,751

Freshmen Housing

Armstrong Hall (Men)

Housing Qualifications

  • Freshmen, first time in college and transfers
  • Have taken less than 30 hours

Room Styles

Rooms are suite-style with two rooms connected with a bathroom. Two residents live in each room, and four residents share the bathroom. Download the Floor Plan pdf

Room features

  • Storage: Each resident has three drawers in the dresser plus two drawers in the nightstand. Shelves and rods in the walk-in closet are to be shared by both occupants.
  • Furniture: Each student has a three drawer chest dresser, desk, chair, two drawer nightstand and extra-long twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor.
    • Bed: fits mattress 36"W x 80"L, overall size 38-1/2W x 84-3/8"L x 36"H
    • Three drawer chest dresser: 31-1/2"W x 29-1/2"H x26"D
    • Two drawer nightstand: 18"W x 20"H x 18"D
    • Desk: adjustable top, adjustable shelf, with keyboard tray, 41-1/2"W x 55"H x 25-1/2"D; two position chair, steel frame, upholstered seat and back, standard black fabric, without armrests
  • Windows: Window casement size is 82’’ wide by 72’’ tall, which includes two windows. Some rooms have additional windows. Blinds are provided on all windows. Tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.
  • Floors: All 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 more than 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor. One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The bathroom has linoleum floors, a shower, a toilet with three shelves above and two sinks.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by date enrollment is completed for Freshmen.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor lobby: Furnished with couches, chairs, TV, kitchen area equipped with a kitchen table and chairs, stove, microwave and refrigerator/freezer. Food and drink machines are located at the main entrance.
  • Second floor: Study lounge
  • Third floor: Rec room complete with a ping pong table
  • No Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located nearby.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with Sticky-Tack or 3M Command-style products which can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster. Tape cannot be used.
  • Do not: attach wallpaper/border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Large nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Emily Myers
Residence Life Coordinator for Armstrong Hall
emyers1@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Cathcart Hall (Women)


Housing Qualifications

  • Freshmen, first time in college and transfers
  • Have taken less than 30 hours

Room styles

Suites for four residents (two rooms joined by a bathroom, two residents per room). There are two rooms on the second and third floors each with private bathrooms. Download the floor plan pdf

Room features

  • Storage: Each resident has a desk for studying and/or a computer, three desk drawers and a three-drawer dresser. Each room has a walk-in closet shared by both residents.
  • Furniture: Each resident has a movable three drawer chest dresser (31-1/2"W x 29-1/2"H x26"D), desk (adjustable top, adjustable shelf, with keyboard tray, 41-1/2"W x 55"H x 25-1/2"D), two position rolling chair (steel frame, upholstered seat and back, standard black fabric, without armrests), two drawer nightstand (18"W x 20"H x 18"D) and standard twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor. 
  • Windows: Each room has a double window, which is 84 inches wide by 60 inches tall, with blinds provided. Outside corner rooms also have a window about half the width of the wider one. Tension rods will fit within the casement.
  • Floors: Most rooms have carpet floors. A few are non-carpeted for allergy needs. The ADA room is on the first floor and is wheelchair accessible.
  • 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 more than 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor. One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The bathroom has tile floors, two sinks, mirrors above and vanities below each sink, a shelving unit shared by all four residents, a toilet and a step-in shower.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by date enrollment is completed for Freshmen.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor lobby: Furnished with couches, TV, kitchen with full-size oven, stove, refrigerator/freezer and sink
  • Second floor: Study lounge with soft seating
  • Third floor: Study lounge with soft seating
  • No Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located nearby.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached with white plasti-tac or 3M Command products which can be removed easily without removing paint or damaging the wall surface. Nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Do not attach wallpaper/border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Jana Willis
Residence Life Coordinator for Cathcart Hall
jwillis@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Harbin Hall (Men)


Housing Qualifications

  • Freshmen, first time in college and transfers
  • Have taken less than 30 hours

Room styles

Rooms are designed for two residents. Download the floor plan pdf

Room features

  • Storage: Each resident has a closet with storage space above in addition to space beneath the sink/counter area.
  • Furniture: Each resident has a movable three drawer chest dresser (31-1/2"W x 29-1/2"H x26"D), desk (adjustable top, adjustable shelf, with keyboard tray, 41-1/2"W x 55"H x 25-1/2"D), two position rolling chair (steel frame, upholstered seat and back, standard black fabric, without armrests), two drawer nightstand (18"W x 20"H x 18"D) and extra-long (XL) twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor.
  • Windows: There are two windows in each room measuring 40’’ wide by 52’’ tall. Blinds are provided on all windows. Tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.
  • Floors: Most rooms have carpeting. A few rooms have linoleum.
  • 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 more than 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor. One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: Community baths (toilets, showers and sinks) are in the middle of each wing; individual shower stalls/dressing areas with lockable doors are enclosed. A sink is included in each residence hall room.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by date enrollment is completed for Freshmen.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor lobby: Furnished with couches, chairs, TV, kitchen area equipped with a kitchen table and chairs, stove, microwave and refrigerator/freezer. A ping pong room is available. Food and drink machines are located at the main entrance.
  • Second floor: Study lounge and laundry facilities
  • Third floor: Study lounge
  • No Elevator
  • Laundry facilities located nearby

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with 1-inch or smaller nails, Sticky-Tack or 3M Command strips which can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster. Tape cannot be used.
  • Do not: attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Large nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Alli Bullard
Residence Life Coordinator for Harbin Hall
abullard@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Sears Hall (Women)


Housing Qualifications

  • Freshmen, first time in college and transfers
  • Have taken less than 30 hours

Room styles

Suites for four residents (two rooms joined by a bathroom, two residents per room). Download the Floor Plan pdf

Room features

  • Storage: Each resident has a closet with storage above.
  • Furniture: Each resident has a movable three drawer chest dresser (31-1/2"W x 29-1/2"H x26"D), desk (adjustable top, adjustable shelf, with keyboard tray, 41-1/2"W x 55"H x 25-1/2"D), two position rolling chair (steel frame, upholstered seat and back, standard black fabric, without armrests), two drawer nightstand (18"W x 20"H x 18"D) and standard twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor. 
  • Windows: Two windows are in each room; each is 40’’ wide x 53’’ tall. Each window has a blind in place. Tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains/treatments.
  • Floors: 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 more than 2.5 cubic feet must be placed on the floor. One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • 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.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by date enrollment is completed for Freshmen.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor lobby: Furnished with couches, TV, small kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Second floor: Study lounge and laundry facilities
  • Third floor: Study lounge, kitchen with a full-size stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and double sink
  • Elevator

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached with white plasti-tac or 3M Command products which can be removed easily without removing paint or damaging the wall surface. Nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Do not: attach wallpaper/border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Lisa Field
Residence Life Coordinator for Sears Hall
lfield@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Upperclassmen Housing

Allen Hall (Men)


This is a photo of Allen Hall, a men's residence hall at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must have completed 30 or more hours or ready to begin their second semester of college

Room styles

Rooms are two-person rooms that include a sink.

Room features

  • Storage: Each resident will have four drawers in the dresser plus one drawer in the desk. Storage is also available under the built-in desk. Each resident will have his own closet, which contains a rod and a shelf. Some rooms have additional storage space above the closet.
  • Furniture: All the furniture is built-in. Each room contains two XL-length twin beds, two desk areas, two desk chairs, one large dresser-drawer area and two closets.
  • Windows: Curtains are not necessary as the windows have blinds; 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" tall x 3'4" wide.
  • Floors: All rooms are carpeted. Residents should bring their own vacuum cleaners.
  • 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.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: Community baths (toilets, showers and sinks) are in the middle of each wing. Individual shower stalls/dressing areas and toilet stalls have lockable doors and are enclosed. A sink and mirror are provided in each dorm room.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by the number of credit hours completed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall. 
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor lobby: Furnished with couches, chairs, TV, kitchen area equipped with kitchen tables and chairs, stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, and cabinet space. Food and drink machines are located at the main entrance.
  • Second floor: Study lounge
  • Third floor: Study lounge
  • Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located next door.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with Sticky-Tack or 3M Command-style products which can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster. Tape cannot be used.
  • Do not attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Large nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.
Karie Fager
Residence Life Coordinator for Allen Hall
klfager@harding.edu
Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Cone Hall (Men)

This is a photo of Cone Hall, a men's residence hall at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Age 20 by August 31 of the semester you are applying for housing
  • Have completed 70 or more hours by the end of the spring semester before the fall you are applying for housing OR be a third-year student with 50-59 credit hours completed by the end of the spring semester before the fall you are applying for housing OR have completed 27 credit hours by the end of the spring semester before the fall you are applying for housing and be 21 by August 31.
  • 2.50 or higher GPA at time of applying
  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Good standing with Student Life Deans

Upperclassmen Housing by application

When students meet application requirements above, they may choose to apply for Upperclassmen Housing by Application.  Apply on your Pipeline account: Student > Housing > Upperclassmen Housing by Application.

  • Preference will be given by hours when making room assignments
  • No student who is currently on probation may apply.
  • Anyone previously approved who later incurs probation will have their approval status retracted.
  • Residents must reapply each spring for the fall semester.

APARTMENT STYLES/FEATURES

Each efficiency apartment is approximately 800 square feet. The outside appearance of this facility is similar to a typical residence hall. The entry into the apartments is off a hallway inside the building just like rooms in a traditional residence hall. Rooms are suite-style.

  • Storage: There is a small walk-in closet for each occupant.
  • Furniture: Furniture in the bedrooms is movable and includes an extra-long twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor, desk with carrel, pedestal chest to fit under the desk, chair, and five-drawer chest for each resident.
  • Windows: Curtains are not necessary as the windows have blinds; however, if desired, tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.
  • Floors: There is carpet in the bedrooms and small living area and linoleum in the bathroom and kitchen areas.
  • Kitchen: The small living area has a full-size refrigerator, two-burner stovetop (including a small oven), small sink, sofa, two chairs, and coffee table. A microwave is not provided. One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed in the kitchen.  Note: a full-size oven is provided in the laundry rooms on the second and third floors, and a regular size stove is provided in the community room.
  • Computer and Wifi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The shower and toilet are in a separate room from the sink/vanity area which is in the hallway.
  • Preference of housing assignments: will be given by completed hours when making assignments.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: No meal plan is required, but may be purchased if desired.
  • No curfew is observed
  • Chapel is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor lobby: Formal lobby furnished with couches, chairs, and TV. Meeting room with tables and chairs, community room with kitchen with stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer and microwave.  Food and drink machines are located at the main entrance.
  • Second floor: Study lounge
  • Third floor: Study lounge and small kitchen with a sink, stove and microwave.
  • Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located on each floor.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with Sticky-Tack or 3M Command-style products which can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster. Tape cannot be used.
  • Do not: attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Large nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Retha Robinson
Residence Life Coordinator for Cone Hall
rgrobinson@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Graduate Hall (Men)


This is a photo of Graduate Hall, a residence hall at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must have completed 30 or more hours or ready to begin their second semester of college

Room styles

All rooms are suites. Most rooms have two residents in each, sharing a bathroom with another room of two residents.

Room features

  • Storage: Each resident (two per room) will have three drawers in the dresser plus two drawers in the nightstand which can fit under the desk. Shelves and rods in the closet are to be shared by both occupants.
  • Furniture: Each resident has a dresser, desk, chair, nightstand and an extra-long twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor.
  • Windows: These vary depending on the room. In some double rooms, each room has one window which is 6'10" wide by 5'2" tall. In the single rooms, there is one window which is 3'5" wide by 5'2" tall. In the newer doubles section, each room has two windows which are 3'5" wide by 5'2" tall. Curtains are not necessary as the windows have blinds; however, if desired, tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains or window treatments.
  • Floors: Most of the rooms are carpeted. Residents should bring their own vacuum cleaners. Some rooms are uncarpeted. Carpets cannot be attached to the floor with tape in any kind of permanent manner.
  • 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.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: There is a single sink, a stand-up shower and a toilet.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by the number of credit hours completed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenitities

  • First floor lobby: Furnished with couches, chairs, TV, kitchen area equipped with kitchen tables and chairs, stove and oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and cabinet space. Food and drink machines are located at the main entrance.
  • Second floor: Two study lounges including a ping pong table.
  • Third floor: Two study lounges
  • No elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located across the street.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with Sticky-Tack or 3M Command-style products which can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster. Tape cannot be used.
  • Do not attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Large nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Amanda Colón
Residence Life Coordinator for Graduate Hall
aecolon@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Keller Hall (Men)


This is a photo of Keller Hall, a men's residence hall at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must have completed 30 or more hours or ready to begin their second semester of college

Room styles

Most rooms have two residents in each, sharing a bathroom with another room of two residents.

Room features

  • Storage: There is a 6'11" closet both residents will share. Additional storage is provided above the closet.
  • Furniture: All of the furniture is movable. Each resident has an extra-long twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor, chest, desk and chair.
  • Windows: Curtains are not necessary as the windows have blinds; 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.
  • 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. Carpets cannot be attached to the floor with tape or any kind of permanent manner.
  • 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.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: Rooms are set up as suites. Two rooms (two residents per room, a few have three) have a bathroom between them.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by the number of credit hours completed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor lobby: Furnished with couches, chairs, TV, and rec room with ping pong table. Food and drink machines are located at the main entrance.
  • Second floor: Study lounge
  • Third floor: Study lounge
  • No Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located nearby.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with Sticky-Tack or 3M Command-style products which can be removed easily without removing paint or plaster. Tape cannot be used.
  • Do not: attach wallpaper/border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Large nails and tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal or homeowner’s/renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.
Debra Nesbitt
Residence Life Coordinator for Keller Hall
dnesbitt@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Pattie Cobb Hall (Women)


This is a photo of Pattie Cobb Hall, a women's residence hall at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must have completed 30 or more hours or ready to begin their second semester of college

Room styles

With a few exceptions, most rooms in this dorm are typical suites for four residents (two rooms joined by a bathroom, two residents per room).

Room features

  • 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.
  • Furniture: Each resident will have a movable standard twin bed. They can be bunked or raised to various heights (up to about 29 inches off the floor). Each resident also 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. Each window has a blind in place.
  • 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 Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The bath floor is all tile, and the showers are fiberglass. There are several drawers in the bathroom vanity that may be used for linen storage. Some have a sink and vanity separate from the shower and toilet area.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by the number of credit hours completed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor: Kitchen with a microwave, full-size oven, stove, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, sink and cabinet space
  • Second floor: Study lounge
  • Third floor: Study lounge
  • No Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located nearby.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may only be attached with ½ inch – 1 inch nails. Tape cannot be used.
  • Do not: attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Heather Davis
Residence Life Coordinator for Pattie Cobb Hall
hdavis4@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Pryor Hall (Women)

This is a photo of Pryor Hall at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

Housing Qualifications:

1) Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours

2) Under the age of 25

3) Completed 30 or more hours or ready to begin their second semester of college

Apartment Styles/Features

There are 50 full-size apartments built around a landscaped courtyard. Rooms are suite-style.

  • Storage: There is a small walk-in closet for each resident and one hall closet.
  • Furniture: Bedroom furniture includes a movable standard twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor, a chest of 3 drawers, and a desk and chair for each resident. Living room furniture is also provided.
  • Windows: The bedroom window measures 51" tall x 39" wide, the dining area window is 47" tall x 35" wide, and the living room window is 47" tall x 71" wide. Each window has a blind in place. Tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains/treatments.
  • Floors: Floors are carpeted except for kitchen, bathroom and hallway areas, which are linoleum.
  • Kitchen: There is a refrigerator, stove, garbage disposal and dishwasher in the kitchen and a table and four chairs in the eating area. A microwave is not provided.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The tub, shower and toilet are in a separate room from the two sink and vanity areas that are in the hallway.
  • Preference of residence hall:is given by the number of credit hours completed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: Residents must have at least a minimum meal plan per semester, but they may choose to have a larger one.
  • Curfew is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor: Formal lobby and community room with refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave and cabinet space
  • Elevator and stairs
  • Laundry facilities are located on each floor.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with the 10 nails provided by the Residence Life Coordinator at check-in. Do not use adhesive (3M Command strips, Sticky-Tack, tape) of any kind.
  • Do not attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Mary Margaret Fish
Residence Life Coordinator for Pryor Hall
mfish@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Shores Hall (Women)

This is a photo of Shores Hall, a women's dorm at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Age 20 by August 31 of the semester you are applying for housing
  • Have completed 70 or more hours by the end of the spring semester before the fall you are applying for housing OR be a third-year student with 50-59 credit hours completed by the end of the spring semester before the fall you are applying for housing OR have completed 27 credit hours by the end of the spring semester before the fall you are applying for housing and be 21 by August 31.
  • 2.50 or higher GPA at time of applying
  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Good standing with Student Life Deans

Upperclassmen Housing by Application

When students meet application requirements above, they may choose to apply for Upperclassmen Housing by Application. Apply on your Pipeline account: Student --> Housing --> Upperclassmen Housing by Application.

  • Preference will be given by hours when making room assignments
  • No student who is currently on probation may apply.
  • Anyone previously approved who later incurs probation will have their approval
    status retracted.
  • Residents must reapply each spring for the fall semester.

Apartment Styles/Features

There are 50 full-size apartments built around a landscaped courtyard. Rooms are suite-style.

  • Storage: There is a small walk-in closet for each resident and one hall closet.
  • Furniture: Bedroom furniture includes a movable standard twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor, a chest of 3 drawers, and a desk and chair for each resident. Living room furniture is also provided.
  • Windows: The bedroom window measures 51" tall x 39" wide, the dining area window is 47" tall x 35" wide, and the living room window is 47" tall x 71" wide. Each window has a blind in place. Tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains/treatments.
  • Floors: Floors are carpeted except for kitchen, bathroom and hallway areas, which are linoleum.
  • Kitchen: There is a refrigerator, stove, garbage disposal and dishwasher in the kitchen and a table and four chairs in the eating area. A microwave is not provided.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The tub, shower and toilet are in a separate room from the two sink and vanity areas that are in the hallway.
  • Preference of housing assignments will be given by completed hours when making assignments.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: No meal plan is required, but may be purchased if desired.
  • No curfew is observed.
  • Chapel is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor: Formal lobby and community room with refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave and cabinet space
  • Elevator and stairs
  • Laundry facilities are located on each floor.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with the 10 nails provided by the Residence Life Coordinator at check-in. Do not use adhesive (3M Command strips, Sticky-Tack, tape) of any kind.
  • Do not attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Lydia Hall
Residence Life Coordinator for Shores Hall
lhall7@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents.

Stephens Hall (Women)


This is a photo of Stephens Hall, a women's residence hall at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must have completed 30 or more hours or ready to begin their second semester of college

Room styles

Consists mainly of suites (two rooms, two residents per room, sharing a bathroom); some rooms are not part of suites and have private bathrooms.

Room features

  • Storage: Each resident has a closet with some storage above.
  • Furniture: All furniture is movable. Each resident has a standard twin bed which 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 windows are in each room (each is 3’4” wide x 4’5” high). Each window has a blind in place. Tension rods for lightweight curtains or window treatments can be used.
  • Floors: Most of the rooms have carpet squares on the floor. One wing has vinyl flooring. 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.
  • Computers and Wi-Fi: 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. Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The floor is tile. There is an enclosed toilet stall, a shower, two sinks and two linen closets, one on each side of the sinks. Residents must bring shower curtains and rings.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by the number of credit hours completed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: A meal plan is required for each resident in the residence hall.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor: Formal lobby and community room with refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave and cabinet space
  • Second floor: Study lounge, a small kitchen with two full-size stove/ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher and double sink
  • Third floor: Study lounge, a small kitchen with two full-size stove/ovens, refrigerator, dishwasher and double sink
  • Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located on each floor.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may only be attached to the wall with Sticky-tac or 3M Command hooks which can be removed easily without removing paint or damaging the wall surface.
  • Do not attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal, homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.
Kara Chalenburg
Residence Life Coordinator for Stephens Hall
kjchalenburg@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Searcy Hall (Women)

This is a photo of Searcy Hall, a women's residence hall at Harding University.

Housing Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in 9 or more hours
  • Must be under the age of 25
  • Must have completed 30 or more hours or ready to begin their second semester of college

Apartment Styles/Features

There are 50 efficiency apartments with a majority of suite-style rooms (two residents per bedroom), and there are some one-resident bedroom apartments with four single bedrooms. All residents share one restroom, living room, and kitchen/dining area in all apartments.

  • Storage: There is a small walk-in closet for each resident.
  • Furniture: The furniture in the bedrooms is movable and includes a standard twin bed which can be bunked or raised to nearly 30 inches off the floor, a desk with carrel, chair, and five-drawer chest for each resident.
  • Windows: All windows measure 36” by 53”, and each bedroom has one window. The living area has two windows, except in the four-bedroom apartments, where there are three windows. Each window has a blind in place. Tension rods may be used for lightweight curtains/treatments.
  • Floors: There is carpet in the bedrooms and small living area, and there are linoleum floors in the bathroom and kitchen areas.
  • Kitchen/Living Area: Has a full-size refrigerator, efficiency stove (including a small oven), small sink (does not include garbage disposal), bar with two stools, sofa, chair, and end tables; a microwave is not provided. One 700-watt microwave oven is allowed per room.
  • Computer and Wi-Fi: Connections are provided (one connection per resident); residents must supply their own cable for connection from the computer to the wall outlet.
  • Bathroom: The tub, shower and toilet are in a separate room from the two sink and vanity areas which are in the hallway between the two bedrooms. Storage above the toilet and four towel racks are provided.
  • Preference of residence hall: is given by the number of credit hours completed at the end of the spring semester.
  • Meal Plan Requirements: Residents must have at least a minimum meal plan per semester, but they may choose to have a larger one.
  • Curfew: is observed (12 AM weekdays and 1 AM on weekends)
  • Chapel: is required.

Common Areas and Amenities

  • First floor: Formal lobby and community room with refrigerator/freezer, sink, microwave and cabinet space
  • Second floor: Study lounge
  • Third floor: Study lounge
  • Elevator
  • Laundry facilities are located on each floor.

Special Requirements

  • Lightweight posters, pictures, banners and wall decorations (all in keeping with Harding’s Christian mission) may be attached to the wall only with the 10 nails provided by the Residence Life Coordinator at check-in. Do not use adhesive (3M Command strips, Sticky-Tack, tape) of any kind.
  • Do not attach wallpaper or border to walls, paint the walls, attach shelves to the walls in any manner or attach contact paper to any surface. Tape cannot be used.
  • Bikes must be stored in provided outside racks.
  • Personal property should be covered by personal or homeowner’s/renter’s insurance. The University is not responsible for loss or damage. Please keep a list of any serial numbers.

Hayley Gomez
Residence Life Coordinator for Searcy Hall
hlgomez@harding.edu

Residence Life Coordinators (RLC) are Harding employees who live in the residence halls. RLCs have a unique role as they balance managing the residence hall and striving to create an environment that is supportive to the social, spiritual, and academic development of the residents. The RLC is commonly known as a “dorm mom,” which also helps describe the role as they often nurture, correct, and support students. The RLC hires and supervises Resident Assistants (RAs) to help create a safe, inviting and comfortable living space for the residents. 

Other Housing Options

Rental Property

Harding’s apartment complexes, such as Legacy Park and Village Apartments, are available to those who qualify:

Qualifications:

  • Submit an off-campus form on Pipeline > Housing > Application to Live Off-Campus
  • 22 years of age or older
  • Ninth-semester student (or 120 hours completed)
  • 21 years old with 105 semester hours completed
  • Graduate student
  • Part-time student (enrolled in 8 or fewer hours spring or fall semester)
  • Live with a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or qualified sibling
  • *Senior Field Placement (taken for credit, approved by faculty, must require a student to travel more than one hour from campus)

No meal plan is required but is an option.

Chapel is required unless:

  • Taking 8 or fewer hours spring or fall semester
  • Age 25 years or older
  • Graduate student

Learn more at harding.edu/rentals and contact the rental property manager at rentals@harding.edu.

Faculty/Staff Housing

Faculty/Staff approved housing may have two (2) renters of the same gender of any age per semester. The Housing office does not keep a listing of available Faculty/Staff approved housing. Students are recommended to check with various faculty and staff for availability. For Students wanting to live off-campus please go to Pipeline > Housing > Application to Live Off-Campus.

Disability Services

If you are in need of accommodations due to a documented learning, physical or psychological disability, it is our desire to make sure that you get the support you need in order to access your whole potential. Learn more about our Disability Services and contact Bridget Smith, director of disability services and educational access at DisabilityServices@harding.edu.

Summer Housing

Taking summer school? Learn more at harding.edu/summerschool and email housing@harding.edu to sign up for summer campus housing.

Contact Us

The Housing Office is part of the Office of Student Life

501-279-4358 (male residents)

501-279-4263 (female residents)

housing@harding.edu