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Housing Applications

Imagine yourself walking back from class headed to your new home that you share with potentially your best friend for life. The experiences you have with your roommate, whether it be studying, playing video games or making late night trips to the local diner, will become some of your cherished memories. Are you Reddie to begin building your memories?

Online Housing Application and Information

The Office of Residence Life is excited to introduce a new housing management software system, StarRez. This new system will allow students to complete their housing application(s), select roommate(s), room, pay application fee (if applicable), and select a meal plan on-line. The new software will also allow for a streamlined check in process when students arrive in the fall, eliminating paperwork and lines! 

In order for you to complete the online housing application you must be a fully admitted Henderson student. You will need access to your student username and password. This information can be found on your acceptance letter to the university.   

Henderson State University has a mandatory residency requirement for all students. For more information about this mandatory requirement please click here

To begin the application process please follow the following steps: 

  1. Login to your MyHenderson account. You may do so by clicking the link or by accessing MyHenderson through the Henderson homepage
  2. Click on the tab at the top of the page titled Housing Portal.
  3. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to access your StarRez account. 
  4. Begin the application by following the instructions and steps provided. Please remember to select the term that you are applying for (Academic Year 2014-2015 or one or more summer terms).

Once you have completed the application process through StarRez you will be contacted about room selection via email to your student email account. 

For those that would like to fill out a paper application for the Academic Year 2014-2015 or Summer 2014 terms please see steps listed below. We will remove all access to the paper applications on August 1, 2014.

STEP ONE: Application for Room and Board - Print out and fill out this form and send it and the $50 non-refundable application fee to:

The Office of Residence Life
1100 Henderson Street
PO BOX 7533
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

It is never too early to get this application in to us because applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Also, the application asks for your student ID number. You receive this upon admission to the university. We cannot open a file for you without this number. Do not send your application in until you have this ID number.

STEP TWO: Notice of Assignment letter (will be mailed to you upon receipt of Application for Room and Board) - All students that apply to live on campus are first assigned to live in Whispering Oaks. It is up to you, as the applicant, to either accept or reject this assignment. If you wish to live at Whispering Oaks there is no need to fill out an Application for Room and Board or send in the $50 application fee. If you choose to live in one of the university's residence halls, please sign the Notice of Assignment letter and send it to:

The Office of Residence Life
1100 Henderson Street
PO BOX 7533
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

STEP THREE: Students requesting special modifications due to the ADA - The Office of Residence Life does not make these type of room assignments without the aid of the Office of Disability Services. This link will give you the paperwork necessary to make a special request for modifications.

Summer Housing

If your summer plans include taking summer classes, athletic work-outs, floating the Caddo River, tanning at the lake, or working in Arkadelphia then you should consider living on campus this summer. You can live in West Hall for the summer while experiencing all that Arkadelphia has to offer. Not taking college classes this summer? Don’t worry, you do not have to be enrolled in summer classes to live on campus, but you must be a fully-admitted Henderson student to take part in this unique experience. 

To apply for any of our Summer sessions please refer to the steps listed in the Online Housing Application and Information section above. If you would prefer to fill out the Summer Housing Application,  you may do so by clicking on the link, and mail it to the following address: 

Office of Residence Life – Summer Housing  

1100 Henderson Street
PO BOX 7533
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001

If you are interested in the summer meal plans, which are optional, you may apply for a summer meal plan  through the online process or by filling out the Summer Meal Plan contract. You can access this contract by clinking on the link and mail it to the address above. Meals are offered in the Caddo Cafeteria, during the summer, Monday through Friday.

Please note that access to the paper application process will be removed on August 1, 2014.

If you are interested in living at Whispering Oaks please CLICK HERE

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Nicole is the first Reddie to be a finalist for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Woman of the Year. As a student she was actively involved in Henderson television and radio stations, and volunteered in the campus newspaper, The Oracle. When home in Zimbabwe, she likes to give motivational speeches to the youths on how to better their lives through sports.

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Nicole HornBachelor of Arts - Mass Media, 2011
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