Independence Village - 2 Person
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. The residential buildings and the commons building are each named in honor of individuals who were significant to the university. In the fall of 2005, students began occupying Wilson, Hobby, and Tyson Halls. They are three-story buildings that 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.
- 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. 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.
- Beds are junior loft beds, which means they can be adjusted to create extra space beneath the bed. On the highest setting, the approximate space under the bed is 30”, which allows the resident to place the chest of drawers under the bed. Bed lofts are also available to lease through Collegiate Bed Lofts. This is the only company approved for lease of bed lofts by the university. Students cannot build or bring in other bed lofts but can use bed risers, which come in different heights and can raise the bed anywhere from 3” to 8” inches. Collegiate Bed Loft often experiences high volume and availability of loft kits can become limited. It is important to lease your loft kit early.
- Wireless internet in building and two internet jacks per room. Cable and internet service are provided. Find information about the UMHB Channel Guide and Compatible TV Models.
- 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, TV 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 Office
Location: Bawcom Student Union, Second Floor
Address: 900 College Street, Box 8006 • Belton, TX 76513
firstname.lastname@example.org • (254) 295-4590
Page last updated February 05, 2020