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University Honors Housing


Choosing where to live is a very important decision! Honors housing is available on and off campus. We encourage you to explore your honors housing options!

Honors housing is available for University Honors freshmen in Morgens Hall (Opening fall '13) Turner Hall, Daniels Hall (limited spaces) and Stratford Heights (Buildings I and II).
 

Why do students choose Honors Housing?

Most University Honors students choose to live in honors housing because of the support, level of cooperation and friendship they encounter. These things help to make the transition to college much easier. Honors floors are full of laughter, music, and the occasional midnight pizza party. Students who live in honors housing have told us that they find it easier to form study groups. A freshman student said it best, "I can ask people to turn down the radio if I need to study and they will. Partly because I will do the same for them when they have an exam and partly because we all know each other and want to do well in school." 
 

Honors Housing

There are a variety of excellent on-campus housing options at UC! Many UHP students choose to live in honors housing. Starting Fall 2016, honors housing is available in the following locationgs:

  • Scioto Hall (Floors 10-12) offers apartment style living 
  • Turner Hall (Floors 2-4) in Turner B and C offers suite style living
  • Daniels Hall (Floor 9) offers a cost-efficient option in traditional style living in a triple or quad

These options provide a variety of accommodation and cost options to our students. Access the Housing website to learn about all of UC's on-campus options and see virtual tours of each building.

University Honors Program students are not required to live in honors housing, but many of our students choose this option to be close to the honors community. Special-interest housing options are available as well. Please see the community living section of the housing website to learn more about those other options.

I am an incoming freshman. How do I apply to live in honors housing?

Please reference the Office of Housing & Food Services website to learn how and when to apply for on-campus housing.

First, confirm your admission to UC and pay the matriculation fee. You can access the housing application only after confirming your admission and paying that matriculation fee. It can take up to 48 hours between the time the matriculation fee is paid and when you will have access to the housing application.

Completion of the housing application and payment of the associated deposit/fees is required to set the order in which you are assigned according to your preferences. Therefore, it is important to submit your housing application and pay the fees at the earliest possible date to secure your highest preferences for housing. Note, that priority housing ends on May 5. If you submit a housing application after this date, you may not be guaranteed housing, so we suggest completing the application as soon as possible.

On your housing application, you will have the option to indicate an interest in living in honors housing.  Scioto, Turner, and Daniels Halls all feature honors housing options.

In May, the Office of Housing & Food Services will contact all incoming University Honors Program freshmen who have submitted a housing application and paid the associated fees. You will then be instructed on the process to self-assign your residence hall room as long as you are selecting a space in honors housing. 

You will be able to self-assign your own space in an honors community by late May or early June based on your order and the availability of space in honors housing. We cannot guarantee that all incoming UHP students who request honors housing will be placed in honors housing, so be sure to get your housing application in and pay the fees as early as possible.

This opportunity is only for UHP students choosing to live in honors housing. If you wish to live in other communities, you will be placed based on your preferences in your application and the order in which you completed the application and paid the fees.

All questions should be directed to the Office of Housing and Food Services.


Choosing where to live is a very important decision! Honors housing is available on and off campus. We encourage you to explore your honors housing options!

Honors housing is available for University Honors freshmen in Morgens Hall (Opening fall '13) Turner Hall, Daniels Hall (limited spaces) and Stratford Heights (Buildings I and II).
 

Why do students choose Honors Housing?

Most University Honors students choose to live in honors housing because of the support, level of cooperation and friendship they encounter. These things help to make the transition to college much easier. Honors floors are full of laughter, music, and the occasional midnight pizza party. Students who live in honors housing have told us that they find it easier to form study groups. A freshman student said it best, "I can ask people to turn down the radio if I need to study and they will. Partly because I will do the same for them when they have an exam and partly because we all know each other and want to do well in school." 
 

I am a returning University Honors student. How do I apply to live in honors housing on campus?

Returning University Honors students will be able to select residential spaces in Honors designated spaces or any available general residential space, consistent with the process for first year Honors students. This benefit improves the availability of some ideal options for University Honors students. Most spaces still fill quickly, so Honors students should be very cognizant to the timelines for Contract Renewal, apply and confirm their space as early as possible. All students self-select their space based on Housing & Food Services timeline for Contract Renewal. See Housing & Food Services for more details on the timeline for housing applications and self-assignment. The applications open at 9am on January 11, 2016. Here is more detail of the housing application schedule.

For more information on the housing application process, contact the Office of Housing and Food Services.

What are the qualifications to live in honors housing?

Students must be members of the University Honors Program to live in honors housing when the housing selection is made. Students who apply to the University Honors Program through the transition process may not be considered for Contract Renewal for returning students, because the housing process takes place prior to admission to the program.

Students who do not meet the qualifications to live in honors housing will be removed from their honors housing placement. These students will be placed in non-honors housing elsewhere on campus.

  

Questions about honors housing?

Contact the UHP (honors@uc.edu, 513-556-6254) or the Office of Housing and Food Services (UCHousing@uc.edu, 513-556-6461).