Hart Hall



Joe Harper

Resident Director

Office Phone: x4925

The Hart Hall community is so vibrant — we can't wait for you to join us!

Quick Facts

Built in 1970, Hart is staffed by 8 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Joe Harper. 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 res hall, with community restrooms on each floor.

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)

About Hart

Built in 1970 as South Hall (it is still the southern-most 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
  • 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
  • Food Truck
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

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.

See more personalization options on Pinterest

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.

Hall 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.

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