Men's Freshmen Residence Hall
Room measurements represent longest and widest part of the room; wall to wall. Carpet area between beds is 5'10" x 6'7"; between desks it is 8' x 5'9". Beds are built-in, and slide' under built-in shelves when not in use. Beds are 3'6" x 6'7" and are standard twin size. Desks fit under built-in bookshelf. Desktop measures 2' x 5'9". The circle within a square symbol represents a sink. Closets are 5'6" long and 2'9" deep. The Hall is fully equipped with a One Card/Cowboy Cash operated laundry room. Washers are $1.00 per load and dryers are $.75 per load. The lobby areas, hallways and community bathrooms are cleaned daily by HSU's housekeeping staff. The front lobby contains a couch and chairs while the back lobby has couches, chairs, table/chairs, ping-pong table, foosball, snack and soda vending machines and a big-screen TV for entertainment. The lobby has also been equipped with a Blu-Ray player.
The residence hall is now equipped with wireless internet.
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. However HSU has a very limited number of microfridge units to rent and therefore freshmen in Nix and Behrens Halls are given first priority. 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 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.