Why Apply Now?

Click here for the application form.  Complete the form on your computer, print it and mail it to 
2206 Rio Grande, Austin, TX  78705 with your $100 application fee.

Now That You Ask...

Who may live at Hardin House?

Hardin House is a private dormitory available only to female students attending a college or university in Austin, Texas.


Do only students attending the University of Texas at Austin stay at Hardin House?

As long as you are attending college full time, you may reside and lodge with us. Most of our residents are UT Austin freshman students; however, we also have students attending other colleges in Austin.


Why apply now?

Although delivery of an application does not guarantee a space at Hardin House, sending your application in as early as possible does have advantages. We use the date we first receive your application and accompanying $100 application fee to assign houses and rooms. Once all our Contracts are executed for the following year, we sort them by application date and begin assigning rooms. Our six (6) houses each have a unique personality and our rooms vary in size, shape and price. Some residents want to live in a particular house or room where their mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or friend lived. The earlier the application date, the better your chances are of getting your first choice room. Don't worry if you haven't applied yet; even our last room assigned is terrific!


How and when do we receive the Hardin House contract packet?

Contract packets are available on our website in late January of each year for the upcoming school year. In order to access the contract packet you will need a username and password, which will be mailed to all applicants before the launch date each January. If you don't have an application with us yet, it is not too late! Just mail in your application with the $100 fee and we will give you a username and password to access the contract packet. 


When does Hardin House need to know room and roommate choices?

The contract packet will include a room/roommate request form to be returned with the signed Contract. Applicants requesting one another as roommates must specify this request on their room/roommate request form.


Is a roommate choice necessary?

Many of our residents go "potluck", meaning we pick a roommate for you. Your room/roommate request form needs to be filled out very carefully. We spend many hours matching girls using this information and we really are quite successful!


What are the different room types and houses at Hardin House?

Please review this website and look at our many floor plans. To do this, just select name of house (Main, Red, Green, Red Annex, Apartments, Grant), then click on link to floor plans. Or, better still, come visit and take a tour.