Thank You For Your Interest In Hardin House

Since 1937, Hardin House has been welcoming girls to Austin! Thank you for taking the first step to joining our family. 

Click here for the Hardin House application form.  Complete the form, print it and mail with your $200 application fee to (new fee effective 7/15/23):

2206 Rio Grande
Austin, TX  78705


Now That You Ask...

Who may live at Hardin House?

Hardin House is a private, all female dormitory for those attending a college or university in Austin, Texas. We have girls from Texas and across the country. 


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 and around the US.


Why apply now?

An application does not guarantee a space at Hardin House however, sending your application in as early as possible does have advantages. We use your application date to assign houses and rooms when you do contract with us during college.  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 $200 fee. It's never too late to be a Hardin girl! 


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. Rooms and roommates wil generally be assigned in May. 


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.