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What is Honors Housing?

All students living in Honors residence spaces are members of a Living Learning Community (LLC), in which they take Honors coursework and have access to Honors social, professional, and academic programming and activities.

“Learning communities can offer more: curricular coherence; integrative, high-quality learning; collaborative knowledge-construction; and skills and knowledge relevant to living in a complex, messy, diverse world.”

Students who participate in these types of communities tend to earn higher grades, graduate on time, and feel more connected to the university.

Honors students are not required to live on-campus or in Honors housing, but they are able to apply to live in these unique communities. Housing classification is determined by year at the university rather than completed credit hours.

All housing applications and deadlines are filtered through Housing and Residential Education (HRE). The HousingU Application is available via Campus Information Services (CIS). Students can access it on their student homepage via the Student Housing tile. For questions please contact

Click the links below to learn about HRE’s timeline, rates, and other general information.


First-Year Honors Housing Opportunities
First-year students can select Kahlert Village - Honors Tower or Sage Point – Honors Floor to live in an Honors learning community. Students living in Honors first-year housing actively pursue the Honors degree by completing the following requirements: Take HONOR 2049 (2 credits) during the fall semester, take HONOR 2050 (1 credit) during the spring semester, and take an additional 3 credit HON-designated course during the fall or spring semester.
Second-Year+ Honors Housing Opportunities
Second-year+ students can select Marriott Honors Community, Spanish-Speaking Community, or Officer’s Circle, Honors House. Students living in second-year+ Honors housing actively pursue their Honors degree by taking 6 credits of HON-designated coursework per academic year until coursework is complete Then, they begin working on their thesis. Additionally, students should be actively engaged in their Honors learning community.