All students living in Honors residence spaces are members of a Living Learning Community (LLC) or themed communities, in which a small cohort of students shares living space, along with selected classes and/or 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 College Living Learning Communities (LLCs):

LLCs are designed to bring smaller groups of students together within a residence hall. These groups create a small network of Honors students who take one or more required Honors courses together during their first year of college.

**Accepted Students can apply for Honors Housing through their CIS portal in the HousingU application.

The groups also participate in out-of-class co-curricular activities.

  • Small groups of Honors students living in the Honors residences
  • 1-2 required Honors courses
  • Designed for first-year honors students
  • Community out of class special events and programming
  • First year spots on the Honors Sage Point residence hall floor and the soon to be completed Kahlert Village

Accepted Students:

Would you like to learn more? Would you like to talk through your choices with an Honors Advisor?

Each LLC is made up of a mix of students from different majors, interests, hometowns, etc.

**Honors students are NOT required to live in Honors Housing.**

You can apply to live in for housing through the “Student Housing” square on your CIS profile. The 2020-2021 application opens Monday, February 10th, with a priority application deadline of Tuesday, March 10th. Applications received after March 10th will be reviewed only after all applicants meeting the priority deadline have received an Honors Housing offer.

All first year Honors students in Honors Housing live in a Living & Learning Communities (LLCs) . Each LLC requires specific course enrollment and participation. Beginning Fall 2020, first year LLCs will be configured as Honors Colloquia, where students enroll in a hybrid in-person/online Honors introductory 1 credit course in the fall and a City as Text 2 credit course in the spring: that maximize community building and liberal arts education.

If you would like to find out more about what it’s like to live in Honors Housing, come to one of our Honors Choice Days or Honors Tours.

Honors students are NOT required to live in Honors Housing. You may accept other on-campus housing while remaining in Honors Housing waiting pool

Starting after Tuesday, March 10th, the Office of Housing and Residential Education (HRE) will send housing offers via email. Your offer email will also contain the date by which you must accept or decline your offer, or alternatively, be returned to the waiting list for a different space. If you accept your Honors Housing placement, you will then be able to select your individual bed. Course registration opens during summer orientation.

Unfortunately, we do not have enough spots available to match the number of Honors Housing applications we receive.  If you are not interested or able to live on campus, you can independently organize here in this Facebook Group for the Honors Class of 2024!

Please contact honorshousing@utah.edu or 801-581-7383 with any HONORS Housing questions or for more information. Have general housing questions? Call Housing & Residential Education (HRE) at 801-587-2002.
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Beginning Fall 2020, upper division (sophomore to senior) Honors students in Honors Housing will occupy the entire Marriott Honors Community (MHC) and two historic houses on Officers Circle (OC 606 & OC 610). Residents in both areas will be part of the Thesis Mentoring Community.

Application Process:

  1. Submit your University Housing application during the month of February. The application goes live in early February. This step is necessary to be considered for ANY Honors housing.
  2. Honors Housing spaces will be granted on a space-available basis after the March priority deadline.
    • Honors current students are selected based on merit. Students who are actively pursuing their Honors degree, in good academic standing, and eager to participate in the Thesis Mentoring Community are most competitive.