Kalpana Chawla Hall (KC Hall)
Address: 901 S Oak St., Arlington, Texas 76010
Office Phone Number: 817-272-9577
- Air Conditioning
- All Utilities Paid
- Bicycle Racks
- Big Screen TV with Cable
- Card-Controlled Access
- Classrooms within the building for use with LCs and FIGs
- Community Kitchen
- Computer Labs with Printer
- Courtyard with Grills
- Free WIFI and High-Speed Wired Internet Connection
- Fire Sprinkler System
- Ice and Vending Machines
- Laundry Facilities with Unlimited Laundry
- Pets (Fish Only)
- Ping-Pong Table
- Pool Tables
- Study Lounges on each floor
Kalpana Chawla Hall (KC Hall)
Kalpana Chawla Hall, called KC Hall by all its residents, is a lively co-educational residential facility that houses 419 students in a variety of educationally themed Learning Communities with a staff of a Residence Director, Graduate Assistant Residence Director, Resident Assistants, Office Assistant, and Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) that act as live-in educational mentors for the residents of the hall.
KC Hall was built in 2004. KC Hall combines a strong commitment to academic excellence with an equally strong devotion to providing a fun and active environment. It is also conveniently located on campus close to the Business Building, Pickard Hall, University College, the E.H. Hereford University Center, and the Physics Chemistry Building.
Whether you have already picked your major or are still undecided, you will find KC Hall to be a unique environment to explore and develop your personal and academic interests. KC Hall houses UT Arlington's first Living Learning program, which is an integrated academic environment designed to provide maximum support for academic achievement and opportunities for new discoveries. Here you will find a staff that is dedicated to helping you achieve all of your goals and making your stay with us as comfortable, fun, and exciting as possible. Additionally, with one of the most diverse student bodies on campus, KC Hall is a caring, inclusive community in which anyone can feel comfortable and supported.
Kalpana Chawla History
Named after Kalpana Chawla who was a proud UT Arlington Alumna and astronaut crew member aboard the Columbia space shuttle sadly destroyed over North Texas in February of 2003. Two unique features to this community are the KC Remembrance Wall that tells the story of Kalpanas’ extraordinary life story and the building's Time Capsule to be opened in 2034.
KC Hall is not just a place to sleep and study. It also offers a host of ways to get involved. From working with our Hall Council or RHA program to competing against the rest of the campus as part of one of our intramural teams and participating in hall programs, KC Hall offers something for everyone.
KC Hall offers two room types to fit your preferences and price ranges. Most of the rooms in KC Hall are Private Suites. These rooms include three single bedrooms and a shared living room and bathroom area. The other room type is a Double Room, which is one bedroom and bathroom that two residents share.
All bedrooms in KC Hall include a twin extra-long bed, a desk and chair, a chest of drawers and a closet. The common spaces in the Private Suites include a couch, a chair, a coffee table, and one end table.
- Windows: 3’2” x 4’7”
- Closets: 4’9” x 2’
- Double room: 16’ x 10’
- Private Suite Bedroom: 9’8” x 11’5”
- Private Suite Living Room: 12’5” x 9’4”
Hall Staff & Involvement
The facilities, staff, and residents of KC Hall are second to none, and no other hall can offer the wide range of services that you will find here. With spacious study lounges featuring adjacent computer labs on each floor and our beautiful Great Room and Courtyard, there is plenty of space for students to relax and hang out with friends. Our Great Room boasts a pool table, a foosball table, a ping pong table, a full community kitchen, and a big screen TV. We also have games, cookware, vacuum cleaners, and sports equipment free for checkout from the Hall Office.
Residence hall living can be one of the best parts of your college experience, so it is highly recommended that residents take advantage of all that Kalpana Chawla has to offer to those who want to get involved. From working with our Hall Council or Residence Hall Association (RHA), to playing on one of our intramural teams and participating in hall programs, Kalpana Chawla offers something for everyone.
Want to get the most out of your time at KC Hall? Find out about all the advantages of joining a Freshman Interest Group.
How to Apply
If you are interested in living here, you can apply online after you have applied to the University. The online application is free and will require your University ID number and NetID. For tour information please visit our Campus Visitors page on our website for more information.
For rate information, please see Residence Hall Rates
Rubbing Hereford's Head
Legend has it that students will perform better on tests if they rub the head of E.H. Hereford’s statue on the first floor of the University Center.