Big Spring Campus Residence Halls

Online Housing Application

Complete the online application for student housing at Howard College. Additional instructions can be found here as well if you need assistance.


These instructions will walk you through the application step-by-step. If you need further assistance, please contact a member of our residence staff.

Residence hall living provides the student the opportunity to further individual educational development through social interaction with fellow students. The college maintains its residence halls in the belief that the experience in group living and self-discipline which they afford is wholesome, contributes to academic achievement, and helps materially in the development of a mature responsible person. 

All Non-Howard County students enrolled at Howard College Big Spring or SWCID in nine hours or more are required to live in college residence halls unless they meet one of the exemptions established. Release from living in the Residence Halls is not automatic. All students meeting one of the exemptions and wishing to live off campus must submit a completed Request for Exemption Form to the Dean Student Services Office prior to making arrangements to live off campus. 

Room furnishings include beds, mattresses, chairs, wastebaskets, study areas, cabinets, mirrors, closets, and storage compartments. All student rooms have cable TV at no additional cost to you. Lobby areas have color televisions and vending machines. If money is lost in a vending machine, do not try to retrieve it. Report losses to employees in the building, and they will try to collect your money from the vendor. 

Internet services in the resident’s room may be accessed by one of two methods. Free wireless internet throughout entire dorm with multiple access points. There are also individual high-speed internet hook-ups in each dorm room. 

A computer lab is located in each residence halls are for residents and staff use only. Computers are to be used for educational purposes only. Web activity may be monitored. 

Each hall is equipped with non-coin operated laundry machines in the laundry room. A small laundry fee is assessed to residents each semester. 

Residence halls are equipped with kitchens that residents may use and each dorm has a RO drinking water faucet in either the kitchen area or vending area.