Rickard Hall

Rickard Hall

Rickard Hall is located on the west side of campus near the Stevens Student Center, Callan Athletic Center, and University Medical Center. Just over 150 residents call Rickard Hall home during the school year consisting of upper- and underclassmen. It is a hall-style dorm with a laundry room, community showers and restrooms, two hall lounges, and Wi-Fi. Younger Center is a common co-ed lounge shared with Murphy and West Halls. Younger has two collaboration rooms for residents to utilize as a place for studying and doing group projects. The common lounge also has a pool table, ping pong table, and several other amenities to make it a great location for residents to hang out with friends.

Amenities


  • Male

  • Hall Style

  • Twin XL Bed

  • Furnished

  • Game Room

  • Laundry Facilities

  • Study Room

  • TV Lounge

Rickard Hall 360 Tour

Sample Room

Rickard Room Layout

Room Layout/Dimensions

View the room layout and dimensions for a sample room in this residence hall.

Meet the RD

Photo of Jacob Kitchens

Jacob Kitchens

Resident Director for Rickard & West Halls

  • Location RICK RD
  • Phone 937-766-6526
  • Email Email

Education: Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from Mississippi State University
Hometown: Whitehouse, Texas
Hobbies: I enjoy playing and watching just about any sport, reading, board games, hiking and spending time outdoors
Favorite Books: Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas, Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace by Eric Mataxas, Harry Potter series, and the Chronicles of Narnia series.
Favorite Place(s): Yunnan, China; Chaing Mai, Thailand; Texas
Favorite Snacks: Trail mix, chips and guac, apples with nutella, and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

Community

Spiritual Life at Rickard 

There is a collaborative effort by the Resident Director (RD), Resident Assistants (RAs), and other leaders in the halls to lead residents in spiritual growth and maturity. The RD meets with students throughout the week, but focuses a lot of time investing in the RAs to better equip, encourage, and challenge them to pour into the lives of the residents in their halls. The Resident Assistants do this by spending time building intentional relationships and encouraging spiritual growth through events such as hall bible studies, prayer meetings, planning community events, but also through one-on-one discipleship and mentoring.

 

Traditions at Rickard

Rickard and West's biggest tradition, ManWeek, occurs every fall semester. During the week halls will compete against one another in manly events as well as hosting a few men from the University and local community to come speak to us on a number of topics regarding biblical manhood. Our desire is that every resident will be encouraged and challenged to grow deeper in their walk with Christ (1 Cor. 16:13-14). We are also starting a new tradition with St. Clair and McChesney Halls in an annual flag football game in the spring semester.

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