On September 12, 1960, with 120,000 sq. ft. and beds for 562 residents, Penland Hall opened for the academic year. Penland Hall was named for George Harvey Penland, Baylor University graduate and benefactor. Mr. Penland served as a member of the Board of Trustees and assisted in the development of the Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Many say Mr. Penland was one of Baylor's greatest benefactors.
- Built-in furniture
- Free Cable TV
- Carpeted hallways & tile in rooms
- Central heat & air
- Community bathrooms on each wing
- Computer access for each occupant
- Mini-blinds on all windows
- One active phone line per room
- Sink in room
- 2 person rooms have one standard size twin bed and one extra long twin bed; 3 person rooms have standard size twin bunk beds and one single standard size twin
- Community bathrooms have toilet stalls and shower stalls.
- There are two rooms with a private bathroom.
- 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 http://www.baylor.edu/cll/restech.
- There are 4 dining options in the residence halls (Brooks College, Collins, Memorial, and Penland) and a food court available with declining balance or cash payment options in the Bill Daniel Student Center.
- Java City, located on the garden level of Moody Memorial Library, serves sandwiches and coffee for declining balance or cash payment.
- The Seasons Sushi is located in the North Village Community Center and provides made to order sushi favorites.
- Atrium Cafe in the Baylor Science Building.
- All incoming freshmen are required to purchase a minimum 11-meal plan.
- There is elevator access to each floor.
- All floors are covered with 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 resident has a bed, chest of drawers, desk, chair, and bookshelf. The furniture is not movable.
- Every 2-person room has one standard bed and one extra-long bed. All 3-person rooms have only standard beds.
- The chests of drawers are located in the closets.
- There are also two large pegboards (uses 1/8" hooks), one on each wall beside the beds.The pegboard is 47" tall by 77" long.
- The desks measure approximately 23.5" deep by 36" wide.
- Microwaves are located on the first floor of each residence hall by the front desk. Only approved Microfridges are allowed in student rooms.
- 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 http://www.collegefridge.com/Baylor and select Baylor University under Select Your University.
- There are no community kitchen spaces in Penland.
- Laundry facilities are connected to the lobby. Laundry costs $1 each for wash and dry. Students may use quarters or Bear Bucks to operate the machines.
- Irons and ironing boards are not provided. Residents may bring their own.
- Residents may use a power strip with an internal fuse to maximize their outlets.
- Study rooms are located on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.
- 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.