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North Russell Hall Information

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A 2-person room in North Russell
North Russell-2 person room
A 3-person room in North Russell
North Russell-3 person room

Four years following the 1962 completion of "New Hall" the University's Trustees named this women's residence in honor of Willard L. and Stella Wolters Russell in response to their gift of significant acreage near Houston. Both Russells are graduates of Baylor. In 1967 the addition now known as South Russell was added.


  • Built-in furniture
  • Free Cable TV
  • Carpeted hallways & tile in rooms
  • Central heat & air
  • Community bathrooms on each wing
  • High-speed ethernet data port for each occupant
  • Mini-blinds on all windows
  • One active phone line per room
  • Pegboards
  • Sink in room with countertop and cabinet space
  • Standard size twin beds built into wall. Three person rooms have one bunk bed.
  • Free WiFi
  • Each wing has a community bathroom which has a bathtub room, shower stalls, sinks, and toilet stalls.
  • There are 8 rooms with private bathrooms, which include a bathtub, sink, medicine cabinet and toilet. The bathtub is equipped with a shower rod and a plain white curtain. Residents are welcome to bring a decorative curtain.
  • Housekeeping cleans the community bathrooms only.


  • Each room has a large walk-in closet for the roommates to share.
  • The closet in the room has bars for hanging clothes and a wrap around shelf that measures approximately 68.5" from the ground and 26" from the ceiling.


  • Each resident is provided with one high-speed Ethernet data port to connect personal computers to the residential network. For more information on residential technology offerings, please visit .

Dining Options


  • There is elevator access to each floor.


  • All but 6 rooms on the 1st floor have a neutral vinyl tile.
  • You may bring your own carpet, or you may order carpet during the summer at Collegiate Bed Loft Company. Information about this option will be sent to your home. Your purchased carpet will be in your room and unrolled when you arrive in August; however, if your carpet is larger than the floor space, you will be responsible for cutting it yourself. Carpet tape cannot be used.
  • Hallways are carpeted.
  • You may check out brooms, mops, and vacuum cleaners from the hall office.


  • Each room has a standard twin bed, fitting standard size linens, dresser, desk, chair, and bookshelf for each resident. Furniture is not movable.
  • There is approximately 5.5' between the beds if you want to bring additional furniture or floor rugs.
  • One of North Russell's unique features is its sinks with countertops and cabinet space for each resident (except in rooms with a private bath).
  • There is also a pegboard (uses 1/8" hooks) and bulletin board for each resident. The pegboard is 47" tall by 77" long and the bulletin board is 26.5" by 34.5".
  • The desks measure approximately 23.5" deep by 36" wide.

Kitchen Facilities

  • Full kitchen facilities are located on each floor with a range, oven and 2 full size refrigerators per floor.
  • Microwaves are located on the first floor of each residence hall by the front desk. Microwaves are not allowed in student rooms unless it is a microfridge unit.
  • Each room is allowed one small refrigerator, which must be 1.5 amps or less, no more than 36 inches tall, and grounded. You may bring your own, or rent one.
  • Campus Living & Learning has partnered with Collegiate Concepts, Inc. to provide on-campus residents the option to rent or purchase a MicrofridgeTM. Microfridges are all-in-one units that have a refrigerator, freezer and microwave.
  • For pricing, or to rent or purchase, please visit Collegiate Concepts' website at and select Baylor University under Select Your University.
  • Residents are encouraged to bring their own pots and pans, as none are provided.

Laundry Services

  • Each floor has 2 laundry facilities.
  • Find out more about the laundry machines here.
  • Each floor has multiple ironing boards. Residents may bring their own iron.


  • The lobby has a TV room and a large drawing room.


  • Residents may use a power strip with an internal fuse to maximize their outlets.
  • Extension cords are not allowed.

Study Rooms

  • Each floor has at least one study room.


  • One telephone line per room is provided.
  • Telephone instruments are not provided.
  • To call long distance students should purchase a calling card.
  • Your telephone number will be included with your room assignment information.


  • Residents may bring their own televisions. Cable TV is provided (one cable outlet per room).
  • Televisions may not be hung from the wall.


  • All walls are painted cream. Resident may not paint the walls.
  • There are crevices from which "S" hooks may be inserted to hang items. Posters and pictures may be attached to the walls with white sticky-tack. Colored sticky-tack, nails, screws, and foam tapes are not allowed. Use of these items will result in fines at the end of the school year.


  • Curtains are best hung on tension rods inside the windows or on small rods held by "S" hooks that fit into the wall crevice above the window.
  • Mini-blinds are on all windows and must remain in place.