The university owns approximately 70 houses in close proximity to the campus. The units are primarily one-bedroom duplexes and two‐bedroom houses. There are limited three- and four-bedroom houses also available. Each unit has central heat, but tenants must provide their own window air conditioners.
The tenant is responsible for gas, electricity, and cable (if desired) bills. Most houses have washer/dryer hookups. Each unit also has a fenced backyard. One pet is allowed with an additional pet deposit.
The state requires that all incoming new students under the age of 22 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 22 years of age provide proof of the meningitis vaccine prior to registering for classes.