Hardin Residence Hall

Hardin Residence Hall opened in 2002, one of four new dorms completed around the same time (along with Craige North, Koury, and Horton). The new dorms were smaller than their high-rise counterparts, an intentional decision to help foster more of a sense of community in UNC—Chapel Hill residence halls. The new dorms were situated in a way that would create open, outdoor quad areas in an attempt to duplicate the popular spaces on the old campus.

Originally named Morrison South for its proximity to nearby Morrison dorm, the building was renamed in 2007 for former chancellor Paul Hardin. A native of Charlotte and a Duke alumnus, Hardin had an itinerant career in higher education. Before coming to Chapel Hill, he served as president of Wofford College, Drew University, and Southern Methodist University. Hardin was chancellor from 1988 to 1995, a period highlighted by the student-led activism in support of a free-standing Black cultural center and by the university's 1993 bicentennial celebration.


Date Established: 2000

Date Range: 2000 – Present