LiveHere - CommunitiesLittlefield (LTD) - Women's Residence Hall
Built in 1927 and located in the Whitis Area Community and a part of our Honors Housing, Littlefield, our oldest residence hall, is a place full of history and tradition. Freshman female residents are immersed in an environment which provides a perfect transition from home to school. Home to the popular Littlefield Patio Cafe.
Littlefield Residence Hall
2503 Whitis Ave
Austin, TX 78705
- Freshman Women
- Rooms with community baths
- Study lounges on each floor
- Moveable furniture
- Sinks in most rooms
- Spacious and beautiful living room
- TV Room
- Verandas for relaxing, studying or visiting with friends
- Home to Littlefield Patio Cafe
- Located across from Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Center and Kins Market
- Convenient to shops and restaurants on the "Drag" (Guadalupe St.)
Fun Facts About Littlefield:
- The Littlefield mascot is the ladybug.
- Their colors are green and white.
- Their song is Littlefield Brigade.
- The residents are called Littlefield Ladies or Ladybugs.
- The running of the L's takes place in the Fall and is a contest to see which wing can find the most paper L's hidden throughout the building.
- A student decorated tree is put up during the winter season, used to celebrate and recognize all religions and cultures.
Real Residents Speak About Living in Littlefield
"It's awesome to live in a hall with so many traditions!! Also, Littlefield is a close knit community so it is really easy to make friends. It is really easy to be very active in Littlefield or be laid back. It is an awesome hall for a freshmen girl to live in, and if you join the residence hall council (called the advisory in Littlefield) you will be lucky enough to stay another year, as I did."
Ameara Mansour, Chemical Engineering Honors freshman
"I loved living in Littlefield because of the community it provided. I've met great friends, and my best memories are ones that happened right here in our hall. It transformed itself from a 'dorm' to home."
Emily Anne Fisher, Natural Sciences freshman
"Littlefield is a wonderful place to live. It is the smallest and oldest residence hall on campus, and therefore is rich with traditions. As soon as you walk through the doors you feel like you're at home. Littlefield has the best sense of community of all the halls on campus. The ladies who live in this hall will become wonderful friends to you, and your freshman year will be full of memories."
Rachel Horner, Microbiology freshman
"I liked the close feeling of community. I liked the old-fashioned furnishings in the living room - it really feels like a big house rather than a hall. The rooms are frightfully tiny, although you have a most excellent large closet with a dresser, mirror and light which functions well as a dressing room. Also on the first floor, we have two showers for about 15-20 girls."
Stephanie Poppy, Middle Eastern Studies freshman
A Bit of History
The Littlefield Dormitory is a beautiful building though many of the most beautiful features can't be seen from the outside. The large fireplace, the painting of Alice Littlefield and the hand painted ceiling beams are only a part of the architectural treasures. The building is Spanish Renaissance like many of the other building on campus designed by Paul Cret. The walls are of yellow-brown brick on a basement of limestone, while the roof features tiles of varying shades of red and a wide cornice is painted to harmonize with the rich dark colors.