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Residence Life at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

The A.M. Hills Residential Complex is divided into 2 separate halls, Garey Hall & Jernigan Hall. One hall houses male students while the other houses female students. There are a total of 288 student beds for students. In addition, the building also is home to the Bud Robinson Room, located at the center of the 1st floor which holds 300+ people and is equipped with a projector and 3 TV's which can be synced to the main projector or used independently.

Each resident receives a bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser.

Each 4-Person suite also contains a refrigerator, couch, dining room table, dining room chairs, cubes (for coffee table use), and an entertainment unit.

Each 8-Person suite also contains a refrigerator, 2 couches, dining room table, dining room chairs, cubes (for coffee table use), and an entertainment unit.

More information about the residential complex:

  • Contains eleven 8-Person suites and forty six 4-Person suites
  • Contains two 2-Person and twelve single rooms for RA's, ADA & other residents
  • 4 lobbies with couches, tables, a study area, and TV
  • Each floor and wing is equipped with washers and dryers
  • Entertainment room with couches, TV, and study area
  • Classroom (holds 40 students) equipped with 2 smart boards
  • At least 2 security access points to each living area and 42 security cameras throughout the building
  • Community kitchen with oven
  • 2 elevators

A.M. Hills Floor Plan

1st Floor Plan                      2nd Floor Plan                 3rd & 4th Floor Plans




· constructed material may not be used to decorate unless such material can be freestanding & not anchored in any way
· painting is prohibited
· changes or adaptations of electrical outlets or lighting fixtures are prohibited
· power strips with a circuit breaker are permitted -- extension cords are prohibited
· exterior antennas are prohibited
· adaptation of phone, cable television, or internet outlets is prohibited


· One microwave and one George Foreman grill is allowed in each 4 person and each 8 person suite
· freezers, hot plates, electronic & microwave ovens, toaster ovens, crock pots, & major appliances are prohibited (by restriction of Bethany Fire Department, City code)
· possession of candles, incense, matches, lighters etc. is prohibited(by restriction of Bethany Fire Department, City code)

Television & Gaming - Connecting your Devices


· contact paper, wallpaper, or cork is prohibited
· holes are not to be made anywhere
· nothing should be permanently anchored
· adhesives that leave residue or cause damage are prohibited (resident will be fined for any damages to wall)

Heating Units

· of any kind are prohibited (by restriction of Bethany Fire Department, City code)

Mattress Covers

· are required

Musical Instruments

· electronic pianos, horns, drums, etc. may not be played in the residence hall

University Owned Furnishings

· may not be removed from the room


· energy efficient windows & panels have been installed.
· window panel surfaces are to remain free of any covering including posters, fabric, décor, etc.
· mini blinds are not to be removed

All rooms are subject to periodic inspections by University personnel. Students are expected to keep their rooms orderly & reasonably clean. Rooms vacated in a non-standard condition will be charged against your room deposit per occupant, plus the cost of returning the room to standard condition.

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
Silver Certification

  • 3rd building in Oklahoma and 1st residence hall to achieve LEED certification
  • Underground rain water storage system (this water is used for irrigation)
  • Energy and Water Efficient (Low flow plumbing fixtures designed to conserve water, high efficiency hot water sytem, 16 SEER Heat & Air and other features)
  • 97% of the materials from the previous Garey Hall were recycled
  • All waste materials from the A.M. Hills construction site have been recycled

Construction Details:

  • Represents the single largest construction project in the history of SNU
  • Opening Date: January 2011
  • Estimated Project Cost: $12 million
  • Size: 290 bed, suite-style residence hall
  • For Whom: Freshmen through Seniors
  • Housing Arrangements: Men and Women in separate wings
  • How it's Made: Steel and concrete construction
  • 100,000 total square feet

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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