About the Namesake

Hobby Hall is named after Oveta Culp Hobby and was constructed in 1980. Ms. Hobby had the distinction of serving as our nation’s first Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Eisenhower. As a member of President Eisenhower’s cabinet, Ms. Hobby made great strides in social programs.

Ms. Hobby is well known for her commitments to improving rehab programs for people with disabilities and for requiring employers to pay federal taxes on domestic workers. Ms. Hobby was from Houston, Texas.

2021 – 2022 Rates

Modular Hall

  • Double Room


Get a feel for all that Hobby Hall has to offer by scrolling through the photo gallery. If you prefer, check it for yourself and join us for a tour.


Physical Address:
160 Asbury Street, College Station, TX 77840

See also: U.S.P.S., FedEx, and UPS addresses


Fully furnished rooms

Designed for community

  • T.V. lounge
  • Community events and socials
  • Resident advisors
  • Public hallway phones on each floor

Academically-oriented environment

Convenient location

Worry-free features

  • Professional, on-site maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Card-controlled access
  • Security officer
  • Roommate matching available
  • Bike racks nearby

Building Information

Building Abbreviation: HOBB

Building Capacity: 240

Building Number: 0653

Built In: 1980

Residential Area: Northside

Gender: Single Gender by Room

Hall Style: Modular Hall

Living Learning Community: Terry Scholars (ASPIRE)

Room Type: Double Rooms