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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.


  • Gender - Male

  • Style - Hall

  • Twin XL Bed

  • Furnished

  • Game Room

  • Laundry Facility

  • 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, Walker, and West


Education: Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University
Hometown: Whitehouse, TX
Hobbies: Sports, reading, board games, traveling, enjoying the outdoors
Favorite Books: A Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson, Radical by David Platt, Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper, Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund, and the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Favorite Places: Texas; London; Yunnan, China; Chiang Mai, Thailand
Favorite Snacks: Chips and guac or queso, trail mix, popcorn, Arnold Palmer, and boba tea


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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