Housing

Sophomores Brenda Nieto-Montoya (Three Rivers, Mich.) and Andrea DeAvila Balboa (Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico) show off their newly renovated dorm room to Homecoming 2011 guests Kailie Hamilton, Angie (Maury) ’94, staff Teeter, Rachel Teeter and Kailey Ince.

Kauffman Court dorm room photo

The living arrangement for students at Hesston is distinct to say the least. Students live in what are known as “mods” (much easier than “modular living units”) which provide a more casual, comfortable, intimate environment that fosters lifelong relationships.

In each mod, there are five to eight rooms and nine to 15 students total. So unlike huge residence halls that have dozens of rooms on each floor—and dozens upon dozens of students—students at Hesston get to know their “modmates” much more quickly and closely.

Erb Hall

Erb Hall has an east, central, and west wing, with a total occupancy of around 250. There are no coed mods at Hesston. Female students live in Erb Hall’s east and central wings. Male students live in the west wing.

Kauffman Court

Kauffman Court has an occupancy of around 120, and houses male students only. All mods in Kauffman Court have a private entrance.

The Goods

All mod rooms are about the same size,(Erb Hall 12′ x 15′, Kauffman Court 11′ x 13′) are carpeted, and have air conditioning. Additionally, they are all furnished with the following items for each student:

  1. Bed
  2. Mattress
  3. Mattress pad
  4. Dresser
  5. Mirror
  6. Desk
  7. Chair
  8. Desk lamp
  9. Bulletin board
  10. Book shelves
  11. Blinds
  12. Modular phone jack
  13. Campus computer network jack

Each mod also features a lounge area—outside of the rooms—where students gather to watch TV, play games, study, hold Bible study meetings and just hang out. Also, each dorm has coin-operated laundry facilities.