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Blanton Residence Hall, part of the Honors Quad in the Whitis Area Community, is close to everything a student could need. Recently renovated to include a fabulous study space, Blanton has the amenities and style to assure a great Honors living experience.
Blanton Residence Hall
2500 University Ave
Austin, TX 78705
- Rooms with community baths
- Living Area
- Computer lab nearby (in Carothers)
- Beautiful courtyard ("the Quad"), with space for cookouts, games, programs, and relaxation activities
- One block from Kinsolving's All-You-Care-To-Eat Dining Center and Kins Market
- Next to Littlefield Patio Cafe
- One block from the shops and restaurants on The Drag (Guadalupe Street)
Real Residents Speak About Living in Blanton
"I felt that I could relate to most of the people here. I made a lot of friends who knew when to study and when to have fun. It's a nice environment, and the Quad is a pretty good place to get some physical activity."
Adam Wright, Business Honors freshman
"At first, I was less than thrilled about the prospect of having to walk down the hall to get any running water, but I ended up really enjoying Blanton. Everyone was friendly, I didn't have to clean my own bathroom, and by the end of the year I really enjoyed spending time in the hall. The location is also fantastic - I could wake up literally 5 minutes before class and still make it on time."
Emily Cadik, Plan II Honors freshman
"Living in the halls is a great way to meet people and make friends. Besides, it's so much more convenient to get to and from classes. I'm definitely staying in the residence halls next year."
Robyn Miller, Theatre & Dance / Plan II Honors freshman
"The Honors halls have a charm that the other halls lack. There is something comforting about knowing that you live in a place that many other students have passed through. There is something nice about living in a place with visible history. The Honors halls just feel more human than the other halls I've been in. They are different. They give you a sense of place and help you feel at home even in the new surroundings of a large university."
Sarah Farwell, English freshman
A Bit of History
This building is named for Dr. Annie Webb Blanton who graduated from UT in 1899. Afterward, she served as a member of the faculty at North Texas State Normal College (currently University of North Texas) in Denton, TX. While serving in Denton, she became an active member of the Texas State Teachers Association and eventually was elected President of the organization. Blanton was the fourth building, the others being Littlefield, Andrews and Carothers, to surround a common courtyard and referred to as "The Quad."