There are a variety of excellent on-campus housing options at UC!
Many UHP students choose to live in honors housing. Honors housing is available for University Honors Program (UHP) students in Morgens Hall, Turner Hall, Daniels Hall and Stratford Heights (Buildings I and II). 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. Rather, it is a special-interest housing option that many of our students choose. Other special-interest housing options are available as well. Please see the community living section of the housing website to learn more about 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. Students who have been admitted to UC can access the housing application after confirming their admission and paying the matriculation fee. It typically takes 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 an individual student's priority. Housing assignments are made in the order of this priority. Therefore, it is important to submit your housing application and pay the fees at the earliest possible date.
On your housing application, you will have the option to indicate an interest in living in honors housing. Morgens, Turner, Daniels and Stratford Heights all feature an honors housing option.
If you are invited to join the University Honors Program and request honors housing, you will be placed based on your priority (set by the date of completion of your housing application and the date that you paid the associated fees) and the availability of space. 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.
If you are submitting your housing application before you have heard whether you have been invited to join the UHP, you can preference honors housing on the application. If you are invited to join the UHP, you will then have indicated your preference. If you are not invited to join the UHP, the Office of Housing and Food Services will look to your other preferences.
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 (whether or not a preference for honors housing was indicated). Incoming UHP students will then be able to self-select their residence hall room (based on priority and availability).
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."