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

Visit our rates page to see the proposed rates for 22-23.


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 Abbreviation: HOBB
Hall Gender: Single Gender by Room
Building Number: 653
Housing Area: North
Number of Hall Staff: 8 RAs, 1 CD
Year Constructed: 1980
Style of Building: Modular
Style of Bathroom: Private
Number of Floors: 4
Total Number of Rooms: 119

Building Capacity: 240
Number of Overflow Spaces: 0
Number of ADA Modified Rooms*: 2, 107,125
Remote Control Doors: Exterior & Modified Rooms
*ADA Modified rooms have roll-in shower with curtain and strobe fire alarm device.

Recent Renovations
2019: Complete heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system replacement. LED lighting upgrade, ADA accessible showers renovated.
2015: New solid surface sinks and countertops in student rooms. New flooring in laundry room.

Room Flooring: Vinyl Wood plank
Hallway Flooring: Carpet
Furniture Style: Mobile
Bed Style: Loftable
Mattress Size: 36″ x 77″
Bed Size: 36″ W x 80″ L

Desk and Pedestal Size (2) chairs included
Desk: 32″ W x 24″ D x 30″ H
Pedestal: 18″ W x 24″ D x 30″ H
Clearance under Desk: 28.5″ H
Dresser Size (2): 30″ W x 24″ D x 30″ H – 3 drawers
Bookshelves (4): (2) 24″ W x 10″ D x 30″ H  –  (2) 24″ W x 24″ D x 30″ H

Closet Size (4): (2) 24″ x 59″ x 84″ –  (2) 24″ x 45.5″ x 100″
Number of Windows & Size with blinds: 1 – 46.5″ x 99.5″
Room Dimensions: 12′ x 19′ living area – 3.5′ x 11′ entry area
Even numbered rooms: 12′ x 16′
Ceiling Height: 8′-3″

Bathroom Dimensions
Toilet area: 3.5′ x 4.5′
Vanity area: 4′ x 6.5′
Counter Space: 24″ x 46.75″
Clearance under vanity: 23″
Shower Type: Shower Enclosure w/ Shower Door

Hall Features
AC individually controlled, ice & vending machines, TV lounge, 5 washers/5 dryers (all on 1st floor), 3 study rooms (232, 332, 432)
Residents may not paint or use contact paper, wallpaper or adhesive tile to alter or make modifications to the residence hall room or apartment.