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Brackenridge Hall was built in 1933 and is the smallest residence hall on campus with 122 beds. Located in the Waller Creek Community, Brack is close to Rec Sports and several premier dining facilities.


Brackenridge Residence Hall
303 E. 21st Street
Austin, TX 78705

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Hall Features

  • Rooms with community baths
  • Moveable, bunkable beds
  • Recreation area
  • Kitchenette
  • Study room
  • TV room
  • Rec Sports/Gregory Gym across the street
  • Connected to Roberts Hall
  • Convenient to Jester Second Floor Dining Center, offering "all-you-care-to-eat" meals, as well as our popular al-a-carte dining venues such as Jester City Limits, Jest-A-Pizza and 40 Acres Bakery.
  • Cypress Bend, located in San Jacinto, is also nearby.


In their own words

Real Residents Speak About Living in Brackenridge


"I've lived in other halls, but I've liked Brackenridge the best. It's incredibly friendly, and the people you meet here are really unique! The hall has a lot of history behind it (there's a blurb on it in a display case at the tower outside the graduate office, check it out!), and simple things make it a great place to live. The rooms are well sized, it has "real" closets and a unique design, you control the thermostat, the showers are quite large (good for shaving legs, trust me), there's very few people per floor and per bathroom so it's quite personable, and there's several nearby entrances and exits. And because it's just a hall, there's no traffic from conferences or people getting food, so it's really quiet, but you still have the convenience of getting food from Jester or Cypress nearby, I LOVE IT!"
Amarah Ulghani, Neurobiology sophomore



A Bit of History

Colonel George Washington Brackenridge (Regent of UT from November 1886-January 1911) donated money to build B hall and 500 acres along the Colorado River to move and expand UT. Brackenridge Hall was built of tan brick and red tile roofing like many other buildings at UT from the Paul Cret years. One unique feature of the building is the terra cotta plaques under the eaves of the building. These plaques are to symbolize ranch life in Texas.







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