Women's Freshmen Residence Hall
These plans represent the majority of rooms in Behrens Hall. The room measurements represent measurement of widest and longest part of the room. Desktop is 3'10" x 2'3.5" with 3 drawers. Desktop also has a built-in bookshelf and desk lamp and a desk chair is provided with each desk. The longer boxes next to the desks in the regular rooms represent wardrobes which, when opened, have a clothes rod on the left side and 4 shelves on the right. The wardrobes measure 6' tall, 3'8" wide, 1'7" deep. Not all regular rooms have 2 wardrobes. It depends on the availability of the wardrobes. The smaller unlabeled boxes in both room layouts represent dressers which measure 2'6" tall x 2' deep x 2'10.5" wide. The dressers have 6 drawers. Closet measurements range from 3'8" wide x 2'4" deep, 3'6" wide x 5'9" deep and 5' wide x 3' deep. Windows are 75" wide and 59" long. All beds are standard twin. Space below beds is 3 feet.
Other features in Behrens Hall include a lobby with TV/VCR/DVD/BLU-RAY for entertainment, fully equipped residence hall kitchen located off the main lobby, basement lobby with snack and soda vending machines, and an ice maker. The basement also houses a laundry room. Washers and dryers are One Card/Cowboy Cash operated with $1.00 per wash load and $.75 per drying load.
The residence hall is now equipped with wireless internet.
All community baths, lobbies and halls are cleaned daily by HSU's housekeeping service. Residents are allowed to have a refrigerator in their rooms but not a microwave. There are microwaves available to residents in the residence hall lobby. All refrigerators must be 4.0 cubic feet or smaller in size. Residents have the opportunity to rent a microfridge through the HSU housing office. Priority is NOT given to those who may have rented a microfridge during previous semesters. The microfridges may be reserved through a summer mail-out to residents from the Housing Office. The microfridges are at a lower wattage and therefore approved for the residence hall rooms. Cost per semester for a microfridge from HSU is $70 and may be split between roommates. Microfridges can be purchased directly at www.microfridge.com. The microfridge brand is the only accepted microfridge allowed in on-campus housing. The microfridge must also be 4.0 cubic feet or smaller in size.
The state requires that all incoming new students under the age of 30 must have the meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. In addition, Hardin-Simmons University requires every new incoming student under 30 years of age who intends to live on campus to have had the meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years prior to the first day of class and at least 10 days prior to the first day of moving on campus.