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.

Modular Hall

  • Double Room

Quick Reference

Building AbbreviationHOBBBuilding Capacity240
Building Number0653Built In1980
Residential AreaNorthsideRenovated In2015
Hall StyleModular HallGenderSingle Gender by Room
Room TypeDouble RoomsLiving Learning CommunityTerry Scholars (ASPIRE)


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

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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