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Hart Hall

Quick Facts

Built in 1970, Hart is staffed by 8 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Lea Sulman, and Graduate Assistant Cy Bryan. As part of “lower campus,” Hart shares the creek area with Stewart and Hope Halls, and is graced with a large central courtyard with a rose garden, and a second full lobby and full kitchen upstairs. Hart is a traditional corridor-style residence hall, with community restrooms on each floor.

Hart Hall Exterior
Hart Outdoor Courtyard
Hart Hall Exterior
Hart Community Lounge
Hart Hall Lounge

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 258 Residents
  • 2 Stories
  • 8 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen
  • 8/8 Washers/Dryers
  • Built 1970
  • 2 Community Lobbies
  • Standard Rooms
  • Community Restrooms (2 per Floor)
  • 7 minute walk from the center of campus (0.4 mi.)

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.


Sample Hart Room

Floor Plan

Plan your space! This floor plan shows the dimensions of a typical room in this residence hall. (Layout and measurements may vary somewhat from room to room.) To experiment with how you and your roommate(s) can lay out your space, just print out this page, cut out the furniture, and experiment with different arrangements. Alternatively, use a program like Photoshop or Canva to copy and paste the furniture in different spots. Keep in mind that some furniture can be positioned underneath your bed in order to maximize your floor space and storage.

360° Tour

About Hart

Built in 1970 as South Hall (it is still the southernmost building on campus), the building was re-named after Margaret Hart, longtime Dean of Women (1959-1977) and one of the great prayer warriors in Biola history. Originally an all-male hall, then an all-female hall, in the early 1990's Hart became the first 'flex' residence hall on campus, with men and women on separate wings of the same building.

Hart Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.


Hall Amenities

  • Courtyard with Rose Garden
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Room Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed (view bed styles)
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar
  • Mirror

Per Room

  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Community Life

What Residents are Saying

One thing that I value about Hart is the incredible openness and acceptance the community has. Year after year, the culture of family-like community continues!

-Tessa V.

Hart has the best form of community on campus, it is the most intimate and easiest to get connected too!

-Jacob M.

Community Traditions

  • Hart Loves week
  • Deck the Haven
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball
  • 2013-2014 Dorm Champions
  • Home of 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Presidents of Associated Students
  • 2011 and 2013 Rate My Space winning rooms

Hart Loves week - Every fall semester, Hart Hall comes together for a week long spirit week to celebrate hall community through breakfast parties, talent shows, service projects and more.

Deck the Haven and Heat of the Night - at the end of Fall and Spring semester the men’s floors of Hart host a campus-wide gathering. Students from every hall come tour the elaborately decorated rooms, play games, and enjoy good food!

Neighboring halls, Stewart and Hart unite as StewHart for special celebrations and competitions throughout the year.

Hart residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Hart Hall residents
Hart Hall residents playing intramural sports
Hart Hall residents
Hart Hall residents

Nationball photos courtesy Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Additional community photos by Shane Williams.


Lea Sulman

Resident Director

Office Phone: x6231

"I was born in a small town north of Toronto, Canada, but moved to the United States at a young age where I eventually attended university as a First Generation student. I have a Master of Divinity in Spiritual Formation, and I have more than 10 years of experience working in higher education in various capacities. Working with college students is a passion of mine because it is such a pivotal time in life. I love being with students as they learn and develop through the good times and difficult times that college life often brings, and it is my hope that Hart and Stewart can be safe places for all students to thrive and feel welcome. In my free time, I love playing with my dog, going on adventures with my wife, and reading the classics."

— Lea Sulman