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Independence Village

Known for years as Tryon, this complex of apartment-style buildings was renamed Independence Village in 2006 in honor of the birthplace of the university, Independence, Texas. Located on the northwest end of the campus, the complex is made up of 11 residential buildings housing a total of 506 male and female residents and a commons building called Shannon Commons. The residential buildings and the commons building are each named in honor of individuals who were significant to the university. Clark , Provence, and Ferguson Halls were built in1996 and Taylor, Grover, James, and Tryon Halls were added in 1998. In the fall of 2005, students began occupying Wilson, Hobby, and Tyson Halls. Garner Hall is the newest addition and was added in 2010.

The Independence Village facility offers students two options for living. The original seven two-story buildings have a total of 54 units that are two bedroom and two bathroom and are assigned with four residents. Hobby, Tyson, Wilson and Garner Halls are three-story and have a total of 143 apartment-style units. These buildings offer the option of private bedrooms and are assigned with two residents. 

Shannon Commons Buildings sits in the middle of the complex and services all of the Independence Village residents. The building houses the complex office and a large common room with a TV area, surround sound, pool table, kitchen, and seating area. Residents use this space for programs and events, or to just hang out or play pool. There is also a study room, a large computer lab, vending machines and a mail area for students to send and receive mail.

Resident Assistants are assigned throughout the complex and there are three Resident Directors living on-site. Campus Police patrol this area during the day and evening hours. 

Clark, Provence, Ferguson, Taylor, Grover, James, and Tryon Halls


Clark, Provence, Ferguson, Taylor, Grover,
James, and Tryon Halls Floorplan
  • The bedrooms are 12' X 12' (144 sq. ft.). The common living area, including the dining space and kitchen is approximately 400 sq. ft.
  • The dining area is furnished with a dining room table and four chairs. The living area is unfurnished.
  • The kitchen has a set of cabinets, a sink, a full size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, disposal, and stove.
  • Each double occupancy room comes equipped with two twin beds with standard 75"mattresses, two chest of drawers, and a 5' X 8' shared, walk-in closet. The beds can be raised for lofting.
  • Each unit has a bathroom for each roommate pair (two bathrooms).
  • Wireless internet is available and there are two internet jacks per bedroom and three in the living area. There are cable connections in each bedroom and in the living room. Cable and internet service are provided.  Click here for UMHB Channel Guide
  • Window sizes in the unit vary in the two bedrooms and the living area. See the floor plan for window sizes. Mini-blinds are provided.
  • Floors are carpeted in the living area and bedrooms. The dining and kitchen areas have hardwood laminate type flooring and there is tile in hallway and bathrooms.
  • Walls are a neutral tone and are sheetrock. Students must check with the hall staff before hanging anything on walls or other surfaces within the room.

 

View a PDF Floorplan of Independence Village 4 Person Apartments

Garner Hall


Garner Hall Floorplan
  • Each apartment is 708 square feet in size.
  • The bedrooms are 10'X9' and come with a junior loft bed that is adjustable and an 80" mattress.  You can raise the bed to create extra storage space underneath. The chest of drawers is on casters and is easily moved and will fit under the bed when it is raised to the top level. A desk and desk chair are provided and the desk is a split-desk design. The side pedestal is lockable and holds the CPU unit of your computer. This pedestal can be moved and used as a side table.
  • Wireless internet is available and cable jacks and internet connections are located throughout the unit. There is a cable connection and internet jack in each bedroom and one set of each in the living area. Internet and cable service is provided free of charge.  Click here for UMHB Channel Guide
  • The full kitchen includes a dishwasher, disposal, stove, full size refrigerator, sink and kitchen shelves and a built-in microwave.
  • The living area is furnished with a couch, chair, and dining room table and chairs. 
  • There is a laundry room in each unit equipped with washer and dryer and storage cabinets.
  • Window  and closet sizes are noted on the floor plan.
  • Floors are wood laminate in the living room and bedrooms and tile in a neutral shade in the kitchen, laundry area, and bathroom.
  • Walls are a neutral tone and are sheetrock. Students must check with the staff before hanging anything on walls or other surfaces within the room.

 

Wilson, Hobby, and Tyson Halls


Wilson, Hobby, and Tyson Halls Floorplan
  • The bedrooms are 10' X 11' (110 sq. ft.). The common living area, including the dining space is approximately 165 sq. ft.
  • Each bedroom in Wilson, Hobby and Tyson has a junior loft bed with a standard 75" mattress.  These beds are adjustable and you can raise them to create extra storage space under the bed. The chest of drawers is on casters and is easily moved and will fit under the bed when it is raised to the top level. A desk and desk chair are provided and the desk is a split-desk design. The side pedestal is lockable and holds the CPU unit of your computer. This pedestal can be moved and used as a side table.
  • Wireless internet is available and cable jacks and internet connections are located throughout the unit. There is a cable connection and internet jack in each bedroom and one set of each in the living area. Internet and cable service is provided free of charge.  Click here for UMHB Channel Guide
  • The full kitchen includes a dishwasher, disposal, stove, full size refrigerator, sink and kitchen shelves and a built-in microwave.
  • The living area at Hobby, Tyson, and Wilson is furnished with a couch, chair, T.V. stand, dining room table and four chairs. 
  • There is a laundry room in each unit equipped with washer and dryer and storage cabinets.
  • Window sizes vary in the bedrooms and living area. See the floor plan for sizes. Mini-blinds are provided.
  • Floors are tile in the living area and kitchen area and carpet in the bedrooms. The tile floors are a neutral shade.
  • Walls are a neutral tone and are sheetrock. Students must check with the staff before hanging anything on walls or other surfaces within the room.

 

Residence Life residencelife@umhb.edu
Address: 900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8006, Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4590