Page 24 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 Residence Life Office Moody Student Center, 2 nd floor, Office #216 Residence Life Office Hours Monday-Friday…………………………………..8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday………………………………..Closed University Holidays…………………………….Closed Residence Life Department Contact Information E-Mail : email@example.com Phone: 325-670-1252 FIRST-YEAR LIVING AREAS The first year of the collegiate experience is crucial to the success of students at Hardin-Simmons University. Therefore, these areas are purposefully staffed and programmed to support and challenge students to effectively transition to the collegiate academic environment. The First-Year Living Areas are characterized by the energy and excitement of new friendships, self-discovery, and life-defining experiences. They also host Living-Learning Communities (LLC) in a number of academic disciplines as well as for students who are still searching for their calling. Being a part of a LLC is an opportunity unlike any other at Hardin-Simmons University. The student’s educational experience is enriched through a community that shares similar academic interests where students live together in select areas of the residence halls, participate in one common course per semester, and engage in specific events that encourage dialogue and service. Anderson Hall With a designed occupancy of 284, this three-story, suite-style residence hall provides space for all first-year female residents on the Hardin-Simmons Campus. The centrally located Residential Commons holds an intentionally designed and equipped Residential Learning Center (RLC) where classes and dialogues bring academic endeavors to where students live. A number of areas in Anderson Hall host specially programmed Living-Learning Communities. Ferguson Hall With a designed occupancy of 100, this three-story, traditional-style residence hall provides space for first-year male residents in designed single rooms and specially designed corner rooms, all with community bathrooms. The centrally located Residential Commons holds an intentionally designated space where students can engage in leisure and community-building activities. A number of areas in Ferguson Hall host specially programmed Living-Learning Communities. Nix Hall With a designed occupancy of 122, this three-story, traditional-style residence hall provides space for first-year male residents in designed double rooms with community bathrooms and a small number of specially designed suite rooms. The Nix Learning Commons is located between Nix and Ferguson Halls and holds an intentionally designated space where students spend time engaged in academic endeavors. SECOND-YEAR LIVING AREAS The second year of the collegiate experience contains diverse needs and experiences pointed toward the persistence of students toward graduation. Therefore, the Second-Year Living Areas are purposefully staffed and programmed to support and challenge students in their ongoing academic, personal, interpersonal, leadership, and spiritual development. These living areas are characterized by students who are actively engaged in the life of the university and intentionally contributing to the Hardin-Simmons and Abilene communities at large.