The Honors Scholars Community (HSC) houses 52 first-year students in a suite-style living environment. The floor features community spaces, study lounges, and a kitchen. But the HSC is more than just a place to live. It's a community of freshman scholars who live and learn together. The Honors Scholars Community offers a variety of enriching and engaging experiences for first-year Honors students.
Honors Symposiums are community meetings designed to bring everyone on the floor together. Hosted twice monthly, no two Symposiums are alike. We may Skype with an Honors student studying abroad in Glasgow or Amiens, host a fireside chat with the Honors Program Director, or participate in a specially designed social activity.
Students on the Honors floor have the unique opportunity to mentor local high school students as they apply for the Gates Millennial Scholarship.
Snack Nights are a recent HSC tradition. Residents sign up to cook a snack for the floor every week. Snack Nights are a great way for students to get creative in the kitchen. Last year, snacks included Bananas Foster and Coconut Biscuits. Yum!
There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with the Honors Program! HSC students can run for a hall government office, serve on the Honors Student Board, or join a floor committee to help with Visiting Scholars.
Honors freshmen go on an overnight retreat together in September or October of each year. The retreat is a great opportunity to get away from campus and get to know other students. During the retreat, freshmen will also have the chance to meet junior and senior Honors students.