University housing is maintained as part of the total educational experience for students. Residence halls and apartments provide students a supportive framework for intellectual, social and spiritual growth. Beginning June 1, 2005, students will be required to live at least four semesters on campus. Students transferring to Howard Payne University from another institution will be granted one semester of residency credit for every 15 hours of approved coursework that transfers to Howard Payne University.
Following is an overview of residence halls and apartments at Howard Payne University. Students who are admitted to the university can receive more detailed information and housing policies from the Office of Student Life.
RESIDENCE HALL OVERVIEW
Deposit and roommate requests
Before students may be placed in a residence hall, they must make a $100 housing deposit, in addition to their $100 tuition deposit. Upon receipt of the deposit, the housing staff will make room assignments. HPU strives to honor special roommate requests.
Resident directors and assistants
A resident director lives in each hall and is responsible for the smooth operation of the building and assists students with needs that might arise. Resident Assistants (RA) are upperclassmen who live on each wing. These students are trained to help with emergencies and problems. Meet the
2011-2012 RA Staff.
What to bring
Students may bring a small fan, television (one cable hookup per room), iron, refrigerator (36" in. tall max), stereo, hair stylers and an electric blanket. Also, students must provide their own sheets, pillows, blankets and towels suited for an extra long twin bed. Each room has a telephone jack, and a voicemail box is provided to each room. However, students will need to provide their own phone.
Each room is furnished with twin beds, a double dresser and two desks with chairs. Students may bring carpet for their rooms and hang curtains for extra privacy (all curtains must hang on tension rods). Each hall is equipped with a microwave oven and soft drink and snack machines.
Wireless Internet access is available everywhere in all residence halls! Computers must have wireless networking cards. Instructions for accessing wireless Internet are available on the HPU IT Services website (http://helpdesk.hputx.edu).
Each student room is also wired for internet access. This access is provided to students as part of their activity fee for educational purposes. An ethernet hub or switch may be purchased to allow students in the same room to be on the internet at the same time.
Housing for the holidays
Residence halls close for certain holidays and university breaks (i.e., Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break). Residents are responsible for their own housing during these periods if they choose to remain in Brownwood.
Veda Hodge Hall (women)
Veda Hodge Hall has room for 294 students. Major renovations in 2004 provided repairs to bath facilities, new furnishings, fresh decor and enhanced security.
Room Dimensions: Room 13' x 16'; closet 3'3'' x 6'7" (2); window 4' x 5'3"
Jennings Hall (men)
Jennings Hall provides facilities for 203 men. Major renovations in 1995 provided new suites for 32 students, a new laundry room and a renovated lobby. Enhanced security was added in the summer of 2004. Significant renovations in 2005 further enhanced this facility.
Room Dimensions: Room 12' x 15'; closet 4'4" x 8'; window 4' x 6'
Thomas Taylor Hall (men)
Taylor Hall provides facilities for 143 students. Major renovations in 2004 provided repairs to bath facilities, new furnishings, fresh decor and enhanced security.
Room Dimensions: Room 12' x 16'2"; closets 2'1" x 7'11" (2); window 2'8" x 4'9" (2); wardrobe 4' x 2' (2)
Upperclassmen are eligible to apply for on-campus apartments.
Newbury Place Apartments
Built in 1994, 1999, and 2005, these buildings contain eight two-bedroom (4-person) apartment units which can house a total of 96 single students.
Smith Bell Duplexes
These eight duplex apartments, housing 20 students, are located on Center Avenue, across from the Mabee University Center. They include built-in carports for residents. The duplexes were renovated in the summer of 2007.