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First Year Experience Halls


If you're looking for a first-year residential environment, Baylor offers five excellent choices primarily for first-year men and women. All facilities include free high speed Internet and cable TV in all rooms, areas for study, community bathrooms and laundry facilities. Some residence halls also include a residential restaurant. Freshmen can choose from these halls when completing their Housing Preference Form.

Collins Hall
The largest traditional residence hall for women is Collins Hall, housing 590 students. It includes moveable furniture and sinks in each room.

Kokernot Hall
Home to 182 freshmen, Kokernot houses traditional students. Kokernot Hall has movable furniture.

Martin Hall
A male residence hall housing 320 students. Martin Hall features movable beds and sinks in each room as well as a workout room in the basement.

North Russell Hall
North Russell is open for the 2015-2016 academic year after undergoing extensive renovations. It will now house 381 students, including the Baylor & Beyond LLC.

Penland Hall
Penland Hall will be off-line for refurbishment for the 2015-2016 academic year. However, Penland's residential restaurant located on the first floor will still be open for studentcts across campus.

South Russell Hall
South Russell reopened in the fall of 2014 after significant renovations and now houses 244 students. South Russell will also house the Education LLC in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Texanan House in North Village
Texana house will be home to 169 female freshman. All rooms in Texana are single or double suite style or are apartments with kitchens. Texana House is conveniently located to the Dutton Parking Garage (aka Garage-Mahal).

University House in North Village
University House will house 175 male freshman residents. All rooms in University House are single or double suite style rooms or are apartments with kitchens. University House is the closest to University Park Drive and is conveniently located to the Dutton Parking Garage.