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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.  An application will be available in January each year for upperclass students, with housing assignments made on a space-available basis.  Incoming first-year students can indicate their interest in being placed in Honors housing when they complete their University Housing Questionnaire.  Please note that Honors housing for incoming first-year students is not guaranteed and students will be placed on a space-available basis.  In the 2014-2015 academic year, we were able to accommodate all first-year students who were interested in Honors housing, but our space is limited and we cannot guarantee a place in Honors housing.  Available rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the date that the incoming first-year student formally accepts his or her invitation to join the Honors Program.
 
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.  Ormsby and Newell residence halls are suite-style housing with two students sharing a room and two rooms sharing a bathroom. 

2015-2016 Academic Year

Honors Housing will encompass two floors including the first floor of Ormsby and the first floor of Newell.  Any additional spaces will be determined during Summer 2015.  Upperclass 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 2015-2016:

  • House Advisors:  Students interested in applying for The Clarkson School and Honors Program House Advisor Position must complete the House Advisor Application available here and submit all required materials by the deadline of Monday, February 2, 2015.  Please note that attendance at an HA Interest Meeting on Monday, Jauary 19 at 8:30pm or Tuesday, January 20 at 8:30pm is required to apply.  More information is included in the Application packet.  Contact Kathleen O'Leary with questions.
    • An additional HA Interest Meeting has been added for Tuesday, February 3, at 8:30pm in the Price Hall Classroom.
  • Sophomore Honors Housing:  Application materials are due March 2.  Please carefully review the application information here
  • First-year Students:  Incoming first-year students can indicate their interest in being placed in Honors Housing when they complete their University Housing Questionnaire.  Please note that Honors housing for incoming first-year students is not guaranteed and students will be placed on a space-available basis.  Once those spaces are full, a wait list will be developed and students will be assigned if more space becomes available.  Actual housing assignments will be communicated to students in early August via their PeopleSoft Account.  

Contact Us 
Please send any questions or comments regarding Honors Housing to honors@clarkson.edu.