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LiveHere - CommunitiesPrather (PHD) - Co-ed Residence Hall

Prather Hall, located in the Waller Creek Community, offers excellent amenities and endless opportunities for social and academic interaction. Prather shares a courtyard with Brackenridge and Roberts.

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Prather Residence Hall
305 E. 21st St.
Austin, TX 78705

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Hall Features

  • Co-ed
  • Rooms with community baths
  • Moveable furniture
  • Bunkable beds
  • Study areas
  • Laundry facilities including washers, dryers and ironing boards
  • TV room
  • Conveniently located near Jester Center, Perry-Castaneda Library, Gregory Gym and the Rec Sports facility.

In their own words

Real Residents Speak About Living in Prather

"Living on campus was great because I got to meet a great number of people in the university. The sense of community is very warm. I was also no more than a 10 minute walk from all my classes, so I didn't have to wake up extra early to worry about taking a bus to class. Also, having various cafeterias at my disposal saved me the time of making my own meals. Living on campus is a great idea for first and second year students at UT, for it is the best way to learn about the university, its people, and its rich tradition."
Nader Masrour, Human Biology freshman

"It was more laid back, there was not as much people, there was a lot easier access to your room. The rooms were typically larger than most halls and you each have your own closet. Fast internet plus less than a five minute walk to Jester City Limits or Jester 2nd Floor."
Steven Kosler, Chemical Engineering freshman

"This hall is very quiet; the older style of this hall has thicker walls which help keep things quiet when you need to study. The rooms are quite large and have ample room for all your belongings. The restrooms are very clean and only a few residents share each restroom that helps maintain a clean environment. I have visited numerous other halls, but I find that good 'ol Prather has them beat by a long shot."
Travis Swanson, Mechanical Engineering freshman

A Bit of History

Prather Hall was named for William L. Prather who was a lawyer (1871-1899), President of the Texas State Bar Association (1895-1896), member, vice-chair and chair of the board of regents (1887-1899), and President of UT from 1899 to 1905. During Prather's presidency The Daily Texan, Longhorn Band and Student Association were started. Prather Hall is perpendicular to Roberts to the South. Plans for the building were approved by the Board of Regents in September 1935, but the building wasn't complete until 1937. The construction of the building, part of which was funded by a grant from the Public Works Administration, cost $234,000.

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