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The Honors Program began offering Honors Housing for the first time during the 2011-2012 academic year.  Students in honors housing are part of an Academically Intensive Learning Community which also includes Clarkson School students and alumni. Honors housing provides a physical location within the University’s residential community for high-achieving students to collaborate and form a vibrant and supportive community.
Life in Honors Housing
The honors living/learning community will occupy floors in Newell and Ormsby residence halls. Residents of the Academically Intensive Learning Community will also have access to the student lounge located in Price Hall adjacent to the office area for the Honors Program. Throughout the year, Honors Program staff and the House Advisor staff will host social, cultural and educational programs for students in the community.

2014-2015 Academic Year

Honors Housing will encompass two floors including the first floor of Ormsby and the first floor of Newell for a total of 40 spaces.    Upper-class and first-year students are in separate suites but mixed up among the two Honors floors.  The second and third floors of Newell and Ormbsy house the new Clarkson School students and Clarkson School alumni mentors.  All residents of Ormsby and Newell are supervised by the live-in undergraduate House Advisor staff.  

Housing Applications for 2014-2015:

  • House Advisors:  Students interested in applying for the Clarkson School and Honors Program House Advisor Position must complete the House Advisor Application Packet and submit all required materials by the deadline on Monday, February 3, 2014.  
  • Upper-class Students:  Students must complete the Honors Housing Application and bring it to the Associate Director of Student and Alumni Relations by the stated date in order to express interest in Honors Housing for the 2014-2015 academic year.  We will do our best to accommodate everyone who is interested in Honors Housing, but will assign on a first come, first serve bases if demand exceeds our available spaces (18-22).  All assignments will be decided and communicated prior to spring break.  Those who end up in Honors Housing will not receive a lottery number and will not need to participate in the Housing Lottery after break.  
  • First-year Students:  Incoming first-year students who are accepted into the Honors Program will have the opportunity to live in Honors Housing on a space available basis.  As students accept their offer to join the Honors Program, they can request to be a part of Honors Housing by emailing  Space for first-year students is limited to 18-22 beds for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Once those spaces are full, a wait list will be developed and will be assigned if more space becomes available.  Actual housing assignments will be communicated to students in early August via their PeopleSoft Account.  

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