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LiveHere - CommunitiesRoberts (RHD) - Co-ed Residence Hall

Roberts Hall, built in 1936 and located in the Waller Creek Community, houses men and women in community bath space. Excellent amenities, convenient location and an active Residence Hall Council help make this a wonderful community environment.

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Roberts Residence Hall
303 E. 21st St.
Austin, TX 78705

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Hall Features

  • Rooms with community baths (Floor Plan)
  • Moveable desks and bunkable beds
  • TV room
  • Courtyard featuring a barbeque pit and plenty of tables and seats
  • Laundry facilities in nearby Roberts Hall
  • Study lounges
  • Located near the Jester Second Floor dining room, offering "all-you-care-to-eat" meals, as well as our popular a-la-carte dining venues such as Jester City Limits, Jest-A-Pizza and 40 Acres Bakery.

In their own words

Real Residents Speak About Living in Roberts

"This hall provided a perfect quiet study environment. The people are very understanding of the rights of their neighbors."
Brandon Patterson, Pre-Pharmacy sophomore

"Roberts is a very quiet hall and everyone kind of keeps to themselves. The rooms are also extremely nice. We have hardwood floors, nice furniture, and the rooms are very spacious. If you're looking for a really social hall you should go for Jester. If you want to study and get your stuff done and have a nice place, go to Roberts (Brackenridge and Prather are similar)."
John Oberg, Engineering Route to Business freshman

"I liked the rooms. I enjoyed the extra space as well as the hardwood floors."
Julie Hanus, Radio-Television-Film sophomore

"I liked the fact that Roberts is a small hall and you can get to know all the people really well. The college experience is a lot better if you get involved and you get to know more people."
Wade Yost, Music Performance sophomore

A Bit of History

Roberts Hall was built in 1936 at a cost of $220,000 (including the 52-54 renovations) just East of Brackenridge Hall on the Cavanaugh tract. The building was named in honor of Oran Milo Roberts who served as Governor from 1878 to 1883. He also was a UT Professor of Law where he got the nickname "The Old Alcalde." The residence hall is of the same architectural style as Brackenridge - Spanish Renaissance - because Paul Cret was consulting architect and features the same tan bricks and red tile roof.

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