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Basics

UT has 14 residence halls - 11 coed, two female-only, and one male-only dorms and houses 7,000 students

-         Flooring

o   Student rooms are not carpeted.

o   A 5' X 8' area rug will work in all rooms. It is recommended that you check into your room prior to purchasing a larger rug or carpeting

-         Window Covering

o   Windows in student rooms have aluminum blinds.

o   Students may add draperies or valances if desired (spring-loaded tension rods are advised).

o   Check into your room and measure your window prior to making purchases.

-         Sheets

o   Littlefield and Kinsolving (except ADA and three-person rooms) require twin sheets. All other residence halls require extra-long twin sheets.

-         Accessible Accommodations

o   In Andrews, Blanton, Carothers, Duren, Jester, Kinsolving, San Jacinto, and Whitis Court, some rooms and bathrooms are modified to accommodate students with disabilities.

-         Campus Map

o   Click here

o   Click here for floor plans

-         Student Comments

o   "Living on campus was the best thing that ever happened to me. I made life long best friends, I learned a lot, laughed a lot, and shared many special memories with so many people around me. As a senior, I look back at my days at Littlefield and San Jacinto and realize that those have been the best years of my life. It's very convenient to live on campus and there is no better place to gain the relationships that people should in college. It's my personal recommendation to live at LEAST one year in the residence hall and it will be an experience you'll never forget either."

-  Christy Ponce, San Jacinto Resident Assistant

Residence Halls

-         Andrews

o   AndrewsBasics

-  Honors Residence Hall

-  Opened 1936

-  Coed

-  4 floors

-  132 students

o   Rooms

-  Community Bathroom

-  Vanity area with sink

-  Movable furniture

-  Extra-long twin bed with twin xl sheets

-  Individual climate control

-  Click here for virtual tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Hardwood floors

-  The Q

-         A req room

-         Ping pong table, pool table, and home theater system

-  Grand piano

-  Two sundecksTwo sundecks

-  Hotel-style ice machine

-  Vending machines

-  Laundry rooms on each floor and in the basement

o   Located Near

-  Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Center and Kins Market

-  Littlefield Patio Cafe

-  The shops and restaurants on The Drag (Guadalupe Street)

-  The Quad (a beautiful courtyard)

-         Grills, large grassy areas, and trees

-         Perfect for cookouts, playing ultimate or football, reading, sunbathing, studying outdoors

o   Student Comments

-  "I have my own room which is really nice because I don't need to worry about disturbing a roommate with my odd hours. The hall is quiet and doesn't have as many people so you get to know the people who do live here easier. There is a dining hall very close by, but not exactly here so you don't have to deal with big masses of people coming and going. It's also close to my bio classes, the Union, and the Drag which is convenient. Plus you can usually find parking around here too."

-         Teresa Yang, Human Biology junior

-  "I enjoyed living in a smaller hall - with only fifteen guys on my floor, it was more personal. I also enjoyed living on the same floor as the Hall Coordinator - he was always just across the hall if I had any questions about University policy or DHFS rules. And even though it wasn't strictly in his job description, he was always there for us, stopping by just to chat or offering us some cookies or cake he had left over. Spencer made this year a lot better!"

-         Lee Green, Electrical Engineering sophomore

-  Andrews, Blanton, Carothers; the honors quad is amazing. The people here are very social and nice. The rooms are average, but the social atmosphere makes a huge difference. I noticed this just visiting (I have'nt lived here), but friends that have lived in the honors dorms say it's a great transition for incoming freshman to college. (Campus Confidential)

-  The kids in the honors dorms (Andrews, Blanton, Carothers) socialize with each other a lot. Kids tend to hang out in the courtyard or to study together in the lounges. These are older buildings, and with community bathrooms, everyone is in and out of their own rooms a lot, and on weekends, at least at the beginning of the year) often in and out of each other's' rooms. I think community baths are not bad if you have a sink in your room, like in my room in Andrews. (Campus Confidential)

-         Blanton

o   BlantonBasics

-  Honors Residence Hall

-  Recently renovated

-  Coed

-  5 floors

-  274 students

o   Rooms

-  Community Baths

-  Movable furniture

-  Extra-long twin bed

-  Click here for virtual tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Study rooms

-  Living Area

-  Sundeck

-  Piano

o   Located Near

-  The Quad (a beautiful courtyard)

-         Grills, large grassy areas, and trees

-         Blanton2Perfect for cookouts, playing ultimate or football, reading, sunbathing, studying outdoors

-   Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Center and Kins Market

-  Littlefield Patio Cafe

-  The shops and restaurants on The Drag (Guadalupe Street)

o   Student Comments

-  "I felt that I could relate to most of the people here. I made a lot of friends who knew when to study and when to have fun. It's a nice environment, and the Quad is a pretty good place to get some physical activity."

-         Adam Wright, Business Honors freshman

-  "At first, I was less than thrilled about the prospect of having to walk down the hall to get any running water, but I ended up really enjoying Blanton. Everyone was friendly, I didn't have to clean my own bathroom, and by the end of the year I really enjoyed spending time in the hall. The location is also fantastic - I could wake up literally 5 minutes before class and still make it on time."

-         Emily Cadik, Plan II Honors freshman

-  "Living in the halls is a great way to meet people and make friends. Besides, it's so much more convenient to get to and from classes. I'm definitely staying in the residence halls next year."

-         Robyn Miller, Theatre & Dance / Plan II Honors freshman

-  "The Honors halls have a charm that the other halls lack. There is something comforting about knowing that you live in a place that many other students have passed through. There is something nice about living in a place with visible history. The Honors halls just feel more human than the other halls I've been in. They are different. They give you a sense of place and help you feel at home even in the new surroundings of a large university."

-         Sarah Farwell, English freshman

-         BrackenridgeBrackenridge

o   Basics

-  Built in 1933

-  Smallest Residence Hall

-  Coed

-  4 floors

-  122 students

o   Rooms

-  Community baths

-  Built in furniture

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  Click here for virtual tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Recreation area

-  Kitchenette

-  Study room

-  TV room

o   Located Near

-  BrackenridgeRec Sports/Gregory Gym

-  Connected to Roberts Hall

-  Jester Second Floor Dining Center, offering "all-you-care-to-eat" meals Jester City Limits

-  Jest-A-Pizza

-  40 Acres Bakery.

-  Cypress Bend, located in San Jacinto

o   Student Comments

-  "I've lived in other halls, but I've liked Brackenridge the best. It's incredibly friendly, and the people you meet here are really unique! The hall has a lot of history behind it (there's a blurb on it in a display case at the tower outside the graduate office, check it out!), and simple things make it a great place to live. The rooms are well sized, it has "real" closets and a unique design, you control the thermostat, the showers are quite large (good for shaving legs, trust me), there are very few people per floor and per bathroom so it's quite personable, and there are several nearby entrances and exits. And because it's just a hall, there's no traffic from conferences or people getting food, so it's really quiet, but you still have the convenience of getting food from Jester or Cypress nearby, I LOVE IT!"

-         Amarah Ulghani, Neurobiology sophomore

-  Brackenridge, Prather, and Roberts are all really similar. They are all really old and small; you can really get to know your neighbors. Many sophomores and upperclassmen live here because it is quieter than the other dorms. The community baths are'nt bad because there are usually just 4 or 5 rooms assigned to a bath. You usually never encounter someone else in there and it's cleaned daily. (Campus Confidential)

-         Carothers

o   CarothersBasics

-  Honors Residence Hall

-  Built in 1937

-  Coed

-  3 floors

-  131 students

o   Rooms

-  Community baths

-  Vanity area with sink

-  Movable furniture

-  Extra-long twin sheets

-  Individual climate control

-  Click here for virtual tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Home to University Honors Center

-  CarothersHome to Joynes Reading Room

-  24-hour desk

-  Living area

-  Multipurpose room

-  Computer lab

-  Sundeck

-  Piano

-  hardwood floors

o   Located Near

-  Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Center and Kins Market

-  Littlefield Patio Cafe

-  The shops and restaurants on The Drag (Guadalupe Street)

-  The Quad (a beautiful courtyard)

-         Grills, large grassy areas, and trees

-         Perfect for cookouts, playing ultimate or football, reading, sunbathing, studying outdoors

o   Student Comments

-  "It's difficult to say what my favorite part of living in the Honors halls was. The two aspects that most readily jump to mind are the location and the atmosphere. The location was perfect, especially since I was a first year student. I was near friends and events and could roll out of bed ten minutes before class and arrive on time. The quiet nature of the halls and being a little secluded helped with studying. I highly recommend the Honors halls. Living that close to the Kinsolving cafeteria is awesome."

-         Brandon Stackhouse, Biochemistry / Plan II Honors freshman

-  "I loved the convenience. Carothers is really close to all of my classes and the Drag. I also enjoyed the small community. Since the Quad isn't as big as, say, Jester, I really got to know lots of people. Many of the people in my Plan II classes also live in the Quad, so I got to know them even better. Furthermore, the rooms in Carothers are pretty nice - we have sinks, moveable furniture, and plenty of space. The people in the Quad are great; there are programs (often with free food!) all the time. It's definitely the best place to live on campus!"

-         Brette Garner, Plan II Honors freshman

-  "Awesome people! Computer Lab across the hall! (It's SO convenient especially since I don't have a computer!) Gorgeous grand piano! Really nice custodians. Living rooms are great for goofing off, studying, programs, and the like. I'm glad it's connected to 2 other halls since that increases chance to meet people & it's convenient - you never have to walk in the rain. It's really close to classes, the student health center, the Turtle pond, the administration building (Tower), library, food, & the Union - where many unique events occur (movies, distinguished speakers, dances, concerts, Improv, Wendy's, etc.). Carothers is ideally situated. I love it."

-         Cristy Liu, Management sophomore

-  "Carothers isn't as loud and friendly as Blanton; it tends to be a little quieter and more reserved. It was great to be so close to everything on campus, with great study halls, computer labs, and lounges in the hall, and the Kinsolving cafeteria only a block away. Besides that, the rooms were very nice compared to most on campus. All in all, Carothers was a great, very comfortable place to live."

-         Will Warner, Computer Sciences sophomore

-  "What didn't I like?!?! Carothers was the best place I could have lived my first year. The rooms are nice, the hall is nice, and it is filled with amazing people. If it is possible for you to live in the Honors halls, take advantage of it and live in Carothers!"

-         Marcus Ceniceros, Government freshman

-         Creekside

o   Basics

-  CreeksideOpened in 1955

-  Male Only (only one)

-  2 floors

-  190 students

-  Click here for Virtual Tour and floor plans

o   Rooms

-  Community Baths

-  Built-in furniture

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  Moveable, bunkable dorm room bedding

o   Hall Features

-  Computer lab

-  Kitchenette

-  CreeksideTV room

-  Study lounge

o   Located Near

-  Waller Creek

-  Engineering and Natural Sciences Buildings

-  Sand volleyball court

-  Barbeque pits

-  Recreation area

o   Student Comments

-  "The room was pretty big. Fast internet speed.

-         Do Kim, Electrical Engineering freshman

-  "It is close to campus, and I had a chance to meet a lot of friendly students.€

-         Daniel Veliz, Theatre & Dance freshman

-         Duren

o   Duren1Basics

-  Opened in 2007

-  Newest Hall

-  Coed

-  6 floors

-  572 students

o   Rooms

-  Connecting and Private Bath

-  Movable furniture

-  Vanity area with sink

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  Individual room thermostats

-  Click here for video tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Study/lounge space on each floor

-  Game room

-  Exercise room

-  Laundry room

-  Texas Rivers Room - a multipurpose room

-  "Azteca" Seneca Quarry Tile flooring in Lobby and First Floor Common Areas

-  Exposed red oak wood beams and Texas heritage furniture in Formal Lounge

o   Security

-  DurenCard swipe system to access the living areas

-  Video surveillance system for exterior doors and elevator lobbies

-  24-hour desk with ability to monitor access system and video surveillance system

o   Located Near

-  Private courtyard framed around century old Live Oak

-  Located across from Kinsolving Dining Center and Kins Market

-  Located near Littlefield Patio Cafe

o   Student Comments

-  The newest dorm. The Duren rooms are pretty nice and spacious (especially if you stay on the first floor, where the rooms have 15+ feet ceilings for some reason). The private baths are nice as well. The only major complaint with Duren is its location. It is an incredibly long walk to the gym and classes (almost a mile, and then back).  I take the west campus bus to go to Duren if I am tired and I am across campus (where my classes are). I would prefer to live in San Jacinto. (Campus Confidential)

-  Duren is more antisocial than other dorms. Students talk to each other in the lounges in the basement and in the lobby, but once up on their halls; it is as if everyone is a stranger. (Campus Confidential)

-  I'm a freshman and currently, I live in Duren. Duren is a newer dorm and I'm pleased to say that it is absolutely beautiful. However, it's a bit inconvenient because most of my friends live in Jester and many of my classes are in the center of campus. it's a bit of a hassle to walk all the way home when it's late and the buses aren't running and the PCL and Gregory Gym are about a 12-15 minute walk away. However, Duren is right across the street from Kinsolving, which in my opinion has the best food on campus and I don't care what anyone says otherwise. (Campus Confidential)

-         Jester

o   JesterBasics

-  Largest Residence Hall

-  Built in 1969

-  Renovated

-  Coed

-  10-14 floors

-  2,986 students

o   Rooms

-  Private, connecting, and community baths

-  Built in and movable furniture

-  Vanity area with sink

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  JesterClick here for video tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Study rooms

-  Computer lab

-  Big screen TV room

-  Grand piano

o   Located Near

-  Jester Second Floor Dining Room

-         unlimited buffet dining center,

-  A-la-carte venues

-         Jester City Limits

-         JesterJesta' Pizza

-         40 Acres Bakery

-   Gallery of Texas Cultures

-  Recreational Sports/Gregory Gym  

-  Jester City Market

-  Perry-Castaneda Library

-  Colleges of Education and Business

o   Student Comments

-  I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere that I lived in. Being the only one here from my high school made me believe that it was going to be hard to make new friends. Yet, by living in Jester, I was able to make new friends and even find two of my best friends. I also enjoyed the fact that it was so centered to everything in campus so if I ever had time for a nap it was close by. Not only that but when I forgot things I knew that they were a few minutes away. Overall my stay in Jester has been really pleasant."

-         Adriana Gamez, Psychology freshman

-  "SO MUCH FUN. There is always something going on. This can be a bad thing when you're trying to study, but just go to the library for that. I don't see how anyone can make friends and meet new people without living in the halls for a year, because this is how I pretty much met everyone I know. We're a week from moving out and I'm still meeting new people everyday. Plus it's just so convenient to everything... football games, classes, the library, places to eat, the gym. My favorite thing is when it started to get warm outside and you could go out to the hill between the parking garage and Jester (I've heard it called Jester Beach) and there would be tons of people sitting out reading or sleeping and just hanging out. The food isn't that bad, and plus, hey, if you don't eat, you don't gain your freshman 15, right?!? The awesome experience you will have will override anything negative that comes from this place, if you let it. Enjoy it!"

-         Amanda Alter, Geography freshman

-  "There are tons of people to meet in Jester, and everything you need is right here in the halls. It's also very convenient for going to classes, because no classes are more than about a 10 minute walk."

-         Chris Stangle, Aerospace Engineering freshman

-  "Late night projects are the single best reason to live in the halls. After a long night of studying, finishing a project, or fun, you do not want to have to have to wake up at 6:30 the next morning to go to class. Instead, you wake up at 7:45!"          

-         Kelvin Pan, Computer Sciences junior

-  "With classmates and friends everywhere, down the hall, upstairs, your suitemates, your roommate, even your RA, you can always find someone to study with or even take a study break with. It's convenient to live on campus; if you have 2 hours to kill, take a quick nap before class. If your computer decides to crash, you can head down to the computer lab. If you are hungry and in a hurry, you have a variety of food to choose from, plus, there are 2 ATMs in Jester Center and 2 more across the street. The Jester Residence Hall is as big as a city, with all the convenience and amenities, and yet, as warm as a home."

-         Andy Mike Emata, Actuarial Science freshman

-  "Staying in Jester was so much fun. You meet so many people from all over and it's where everyone comes to hangout. It's close to everything because it is basically the center of attraction for the University."

-         Domineca Pines, Biochemistry freshman

-  Everyone I know that stays in Jester loves it. My guess is they love the two dining halls (JCL and J2) located within the dorm, in addition to the Wendy's, Jesta Pizza, Freshen's smoothie, etc. It also has one of the best locations on campus. You are across the street from the library and it is a centrally located dorm for all your classes. Overall, if you are a generally sociable person, you shouldn't have any problems making the transition. (Campus Confidential)

-         Kinsolving

o   KinsolvingBasics

-  Female Dorm

-  Built in 1958

-  5 floors

-  735 students

o   Rooms

-  Built-in furniture

-  Vanity area with sink

-  Rooms with connecting baths

-          Floor Plan

-  Rooms with community baths

-         Floor Plan

-  Click here for video tour and floor plans

o   KinsolvingHall Features

-  Study/Programming Rooms

-  Multipurpose Room

-  Home to The Gallery of Great Texas Women.

-  Recreation Room/TV Lounge

-  fitness Room

-  4 - hour desk

-  Computer Lab

-  Grand Piano

-  Patio

-  Sun Deck

o   Residential Programs

-  Women in Natural Sciences (WINS)

-         25-30 freshmen

-         pursuing a career in science

o   Located Near

-  Academic Community Center

-         Kinsolvingon-site advising, tutoring and other academic support

-  Expanded and Upgraded unlimited buffet dining center

-  Kin's Market

-  The shops and restaurants on the "Drag" (Guadalupe St.)

o   Student Comments

-  Living in Kinsolving is amazing. You have such a closely knit community right outside your door that you can go talk to whenever you want. Getting to know the girls on my hall was a wonderful experience. They are all such special and unique individuals that you can always learn something from."

-         Ashley Moorman, Natural Sciences freshman

-  "Living in Kinsolving has allowed me to meet some wonderful people. Kinsolving is its own little community and many of us have become very close. By living there, I have formed friendships that I know will last a lifetime."

-         Delicia Diosdado, Speech/Language Pathology freshman

-  Kinsolving"Living on campus is a great way to start off your freshman year. I lived in Kinsolving which was especially spectacular because all the girls there are so wonderful. In fact, I had such a great time, that I am going to be here again next year. For the price, location, food services, and friends you'll make, on-campus life is unbeatable."

-         Erica Wittliff, Radio-Television-Film freshman

-  "The thing that I liked most about living in Kinsolving was that it wasn't as busy as Jester, it felt more like home, everyone in the halls would always hang out together, and everyone knew everyone. I would recommend Kinsolving to anyone."

-         Lorraine Rios, Liberal Arts sophomore

-  "I would recommend living in Kinsolving to any freshman woman. At first I was very hesitant about living in an all-girls hall, but after a year, I am so glad I did. Each wing develops such a comfortable little community and I feel that is what sets Kinsolving apart from other halls. Kinsolving seems like the perfect size, the dining hall is right downstairs, and Kins Market is definitely a convenient treat. The rooms seem bigger than others and the windows are really big too (if you live on the right side, you have a perfect view of the tower!). Also, there is always a program of some sort going on - from KinSPA to KHOP (Kinsolving House of Pancakes) to Yoga classes, the North and South lounges are always full of smiling girls (and boys too). Overall, the hall is just big enough to not be boring, and small enough to create a really comfortable, friendly atmosphere for all. Seriously, if you are a girl, Kinsolving should be your first choice!"

-         Natalie Roberts, Management freshman

-         Littlefield Littlefield

o   Basics

-  Built in 1927

-  Oldest Residence hall

-  Female Students only

-  Freshman only

-  3 floors

-  152 students

o   Rooms

-  Rooms with community baths

-  Moveable furniture

-  Vanity area with sink

-  Click here for video tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Study lounges on each floor

-  Spacious and beautiful living room

-  LittlefieldTV Room

-  Verandas for relaxing, studying or visiting with friends

-  Home to Littlefield Patio Cafe

o   Located Near

-  Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Center and Kins Market

-  The shops and restaurants on the "Drag" (Guadalupe St.)

o   Other

-  Littlefield Mascot

-         Ladybug

-         Green and white colors

-         Song: Littlefield Brigade

-  Residents called Littlefield Ladies or Ladybugs

-  LittlefieldRunning of the L's

-         Fall event

-         Hall scavenger hunt/contest

o   Student Comments

-  It's awesome to live in a hall with so many traditions!! Littlefield is a close knit community so it is really easy to make friends. It is really easy to be very active in Littlefield or be laid back. It is an awesome hall for a freshmen girl to live in, and if you join the residence hall council (called the advisory in Littlefield) you will be lucky enough to stay another year, as I did."

-         Ameara Mansour, Chemical Engineering Honors freshman

-  "I loved living in Littlefield because of the community it provided. I've met great friends, and my best memories are ones that happened right here in our hall. It transformed itself from a 'dorm' to home."

-         Emily Anne Fisher, Natural Sciences freshman

-  "Littlefield is a wonderful place to live. It is the smallest and oldest residence hall on campus, and therefore it's rich with traditions. As soon as you walk through the doors you feel like you're at home. Littlefield has the best sense of community of all the halls on campus. The ladies who live in this hall will become wonderful friends to you, and your freshman year will be full of memories."

-         Rachel Horner, Microbiology freshman

-  "I liked the close feeling of community. I liked the old-fashioned furnishings in the living room - it really feels like a big house rather than a hall. The rooms are frightfully tiny, although you have a most excellent large closet with a dresser, mirror and light which functions well as a dressing room. Also on the first floor, we have two showers for about 15-20 girls."

-         Stephanie Poppy, Middle Eastern Studies freshman

-         Moore-hillMoore-hill

o   Basics

-  Built between 1939 and 1956

-  Coed

-  4 floors

-  390 students

o   Rooms

-  Rooms with community baths

-  Moveable, bunkable beds

-  Built-in furniture

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  Click here for video tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  TV lounge equipped with 56" TV - one of the largest on campus

-  Recreation room

-         Pool, Ping-Pong table, dart boards, and foosball tables

-  Study lounge

-  Laundry facilities

o   Located Near

-  Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex

-  Jester Center dining facilities

-  Cypress Bend (in San Jacinto Hall)

o   Student Comments

-  It's just about a 5-10 minute walk to classes on campus. Big rooms and I didn't have to clean the bathrooms."

-         Moore-hillMatt Jackson, Geological Sciences freshman

-  "The staff was very friendly and caring about the students living here. John Ray was the custodian on the third floor that really made an impact while I was here."

-         Tyson Bruner, Engineering freshman

-  "What I like most about living in Moore-Hill is the staff. The RAs are really cool, they try to answer all your questions. They put on fun programs and interact with their residents on a personal level. Also Housekeeping is really nice. They say hi to you in the hallway and always have smiles on their faces."

-         William Lyons, Chemistry junior

-  I've only been in here a few times, and it's kind of like a more grown-up€ Jester. It is still sociable, but it is a more quiet and tight-knit community. Some rooms have a nice view of the Gregory pool. (Campus Confidential)

-         PratherPrather

o   Basics

-  Opened in 1937

-  Coed

-  4 floors

-  158 students

o   Rooms

-  Rooms with community baths

-  Moveable furniture

-  Bunkable beds

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  Click here for video tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Study areas

-  Laundry facilities

-         washers, dryers and ironing boards

-  TV room

o   Located Near

-  Jester Center

-   Perry-Castaneda Library

-  Gregory Gym /Rec Sports facility

-  Shares Courtyard with Brackenridge and Roberts

o   Student Comments

-  PratherLiving on campus was great because I got to meet a great number of people in the university. The sense of community is very warm. I was also no more than a 10 minute walk from all my classes, so I didn't have to wake up extra early or worry about taking a bus to class. Also, having various cafeterias at my disposal saved me the time of making my own meals. Living on campus is a great idea for first and second year students at UT, for it is the best way to learn about the university, its people, and its rich traditions."

-         Nader Masrour, Human Biology freshman

-  "Prather was more laid back, there were not many people, and access to your room was easy. The rooms were typically larger than most other halls and you each have your own closet. Fast internet plus less than a five minute walk to Jester City Limits or Jester 2nd Floor."

-         Steven Kosler, Chemical Engineering freshman

-  "This hall is very quiet; the older style of this hall has thicker walls which help keep things quiet when you need to study. The rooms are quite large and have ample room for all your belongings. The restrooms are very clean and only a few residents share each restroom, which helps maintain a clean environment. I have visited numerous other halls, but I find that good 'ol Prather has them beat by a long shot."

-         Travis Swanson, Mechanical Engineering freshman

-         Roberts

o   Basics

-  RobertsBuilt in 1936

-  Coed

-  4 floors

-  127 students

o   Rooms

-  Rooms with community baths (Floor Plan)

-  Moveable desks and bunkable beds

-  Click here for video tour and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  TV room

-  RobertsCourtyard featuring a barbeque pit and plenty of tables and seats

-  Laundry facilities

-  Study lounges

o   Located Near

-  Jester Second Floor dining room

-  Jester City Limits

-  Jest-A-Pizza

-  40 Acres Bakery.

o   Student Comments

-  This hall provided a perfect quiet study environment. The people are very understanding of the rights of their neighbors."

-         RobertsBrandon Patterson, Pre-Pharmacy sophomore

-  "Roberts is a very quiet hall and everyone kind of keeps to themselves. The rooms are also extremely nice. We have hardwood floors, nice furniture, and the rooms are very spacious. If you're looking for a really social hall you should go for Jester. If you want to study and get your stuff done and have a nice place, go to Roberts (Brackenridge and Prather are similar)."

-         John Oberg, Engineering Route to Business freshman

-  "I liked the rooms. I enjoyed the extra space as well as the hardwood floors."

-         Julie Hanus, Radio-Television-Film sophomore

-  "I liked the fact that Roberts is a small hall and you can get to know all the people really well. The college experience is a lot better if you get involved and you get to know more people."

-         Wade Yost, Music Performance sophomore

-         San JacintoSan Jacinto

o   Basics

-  Built in 2000

-  Coed

-  5 floors

-  811 students

o   Rooms

-  Rooms with private baths

-  Vanity and with sink area

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  Click here for a video tour and floor plan

o   Hall Features

-  Home to Cypress Bend

-          convenience store with a grill and deli

-         both indoor and outdoor seating areas

-  Study rooms and lounges on every floor

-  Computer lab

-  TV, vending and game rooms

-  Laundry room

-  San JacintoRecreational amphitheater

-  Large multipurpose room

o   Located near

-  UT Alumni Center

-  Recreational Sports Center

-  Jester Center

-  Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium

o   Student Comments

-  "San Jacinto is definitely the best and most comforting place to be as far as residence halls are concerned. I felt as close to home as I could possibly feel since the place was always kept in tip-top shape."

-         A. Adrian Porras, Government freshman

-  "I liked living in the residence hall because you meet so many different people. Some of my best friends this year were people I met in San Jac. I also liked not having to worry about food, and I could always find a nice quiet place to study without having to go to the library."

-         Aaron Newton, Chemical Engineering Freshman

-  "The clean, fresh, atmosphere and food service - it's close to the music school, but it is a very introverted hall."

-         Alison Barrow, Music Performance freshman

-  "It was always clean - a major plus! My roommate and I had our own bathroom, definitely another plus. There is always something going on, we never got bored, some kind of activity like movie night or ice cream socials or something like that."

-         Kim Garza, English freshman

-  "I really enjoyed my stay here in San Jacinto. I have met so many people this year by getting involved with RHC and am very grateful for being given such a wonderful opportunity to share my first year of college with my new friends. I have decided to return again to live in this hall next year and I know it will only get better."

-         Mary Newton, Asian Cultures & Languages freshman

-         Whitis CourtWhitis Court

o   Basics

-  Purchased between 1999 and 2003

-  Coed

-  2 floors

-  197 students

-  Freshman only

o   Rooms

-  Community baths

-  Movable furniture

-  Extra-long twin beds

-  Click here for video tours and floor plans

o   Hall Features

-  Large TV/living rooms

-  Quiet, well lit study areas

-  Community kitchens

-  Co-ed classroom facility and conference room

-  Accessible accommodations available

o   Residential Programs

-  Residential FIGS Program

-         Live and interact with other first year students

o   Whitis CourtLocated Near

-  Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Hall

-  Kin's Market

-  Computer lab

-  The shops and restaurants on the "Drag" (Guadalupe St.)

o   Student Comments

-  I loved the sense of family that immediately developed within Whitis Court. I felt accepted right away and I was free to be myself and speak my mind. While I still have a core group of friends, I don't feel like Whitis has divided itself into cliques like so many other dorms do. I hang out with a huge variety of people and I never feel like I'm just "tagging along." Everyone in Whitis Court is so friendly and they really make you feel comfortable and accepted. We don't even need to leave the building to have fun - oftentimes we will just watch movies in the living room or cook together. It is such a safe, comfortable environment where we leave our doors open to invite others in and treat those that we have just met like we have been friends for years. We love to go to events as a group and take road trips together. I also love the fun programs that we have. We have such a high attendance rate at all our events, so I know that every program will be lots of fun! I knew that I would make friends when I came to college, but I never expected my friends to change my life. There is a true bond between us that is nothing like I have ever experienced before. I love these friends and I am very saddened to leave them. I half wish that Whitis was for all grade levels so that we could stay together, but I know in my heart that the experience would not have been the same."

-         Angela Holcek, Nursing freshman

-  Whitis Court"I loved the sense of community that we built from the first day that we arrived. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. The fact that we also have a wonderful kitchen and comfortable living room was also a great bonus. My first year at UT would not have been the same had I lived anywhere else."

-         Melissa Kwan, Human Biology freshman

-  "In a large campus setting, I cherished the comfort and security the small living community of Whitis Court provided. A microcosm within a large university, this housing unit is warm, welcoming and an ideal environment for studying and social interaction. With boundless opportunities for friendships, study help, and cultural enrichment, the Whitis Court community stands second to none; it surpasses the standards of an average dorm facility. Also, living with those in your FIG guarantees complete access to a significant service - a twenty-four hour homework help-line."

-         Stephen Myers, Government freshman

-  "I loved the quaint atmosphere. LLE is like a house. The full kitchen, washing and drying machines, and the multiple study areas made my freshman year the best ever!"

-         Chelsey Green, Music Performance freshman

-  "LLE is more of a family-based home. There are only 32 of us, but we see each other every day. Our building, or more like a condo, has a nice sized kitchen where my roommate and many others loved to cook, and not to mention a living room and two study rooms. The atmosphere here is so pleasant, and the Whitis Court buildings always have some kind of fun activity going on, whether it is a movie night or a toga party in the courtyard. I love this place, and I am so glad I was able to experience such a comfortable feeling of belonging my first year at UT."

-         Lindsay Taylor, Music Studies freshman

-  "Whitis Court is absolutely the most friendly, welcoming hall on campus. Living here is like having a big house with all of your friends in it all of the time. The RAs are friendly, the Peer Mentors are friendly, the housekeeping staff is friendly, and all of the residents are friendly. The Residence Hall Council is always planning great programs and there are so many ways to get involved in Whitis. I can't imagine living in a greater place!"

-         Kari Henry, Public Relations sophomore

-  "Throughout the year, Whitis Court became a small community. In total, over 200 people live in the Whitis Court buildings, but my building only housed 32 people. In this way, we were all friends and would support each other during any crisis, celebrate any victory, and help study for classes. My hall was particularly special because our RA organized "Sunday night dinners" for when the cafeterias were closed. A few house-mates would volunteer to cook a special meal and we would all eat together. In all, my experience in Whitis Court was very rewarding and I am glad that I chose to live in the residence halls for two years of college."

-         Katie McCann, Journalism sophomore

Amenities

-         Security

-         Furnished

o   Bed

o   Desk

o   Dresser/closet

o   Etc.

-         Microfridge

-         Study Lounges

-         Computer Labs

-         Wired Rooms

-         Wireless Access

-         Vending

-         Laundry

-         Markets

-         Fitness Facilities

-         Roommate Matching

Dining

-         Basics

o   4 dining venues

o   Click here to view map

-         Dining Halls

o   Jester Residence Hall

-  Jester Food Service

-         Jester Second Floor Dining

o   Unlimited buffet

o   Menu

-         Jester City Limits

o   A la carte

o   Variety of grocery and c-store products

-  Jester City LimitsStarbucks coffee, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and more

-  Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

o   Menu

-         Jest A'Pizza

o   Pizzas and sandwiches

o   Menu

-         Freshens

o   Healthy fruit smoothies

-         40 Acres Bakery

o   Warm fresh baked goods and Starbucks coffee

-         Jest A' Texas Store

o   All the UT gifts and apparel you need

o   Kinsolving Residence Hall

-  Kinsolving Food ServiceKinsolving Food Service

-         Kinsolving Dining Room

o   Unlimited buffet

o   Menu

-         Ki'ns Market

o   A la carte and grocery items

-  Starbucks coffee, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and more

-  Menu

o   San Jacinto Residence Hall

-  Cypress Bend

-         Breakfast lunch and dinner

o   Deli, grill, and market items

o   Menu

o   Littlefield Residence Hall

-  Littlefield Patio Café

-         Breakfast, lunch, and early evening

o   Made-to-order

-  Breakfast tacos, sandwiches, bagels, deli sandwiches, pizza, pasta, burgers

o   Grab 'n Go

-  Salads, wraps, sushi

For more details on residence halls as well as housing rules and restrictions click here.

Source:

"Residence Halls at a Glance" University of Texas at Austin. 22 December 2011. http://www.utexas.edu/student/housing/index.php?site=1&scode=4&id=140&flash_vr