Incoming freshmen who have not yet joined the Honors College are still encouraged to apply, as there is no deadline to join. Though students who have joined recently will not be able to register for honors classes for the Fall semester at New Student Orientation, they may be able to register for honors classes either at late registration or during the first week of classes.
In addition to the benefits that all students receive from membership in the Honors College, freshmen may take part in programs, including workshops and events, specifically designed for them. More information about these workshops can be found here.
The Honors Learning Community is another program in which honors freshmen are encouraged to take part. This residential program is located in the recently rennovated Laurel Hall, conveniently located in central campus, and close to Lampasas, the home of the Honors College. Laurel is a traditional residence hall with double occupancy rooms and community style bathrooms. Laurel is co-ed and air conditioned with ethernet ports in every room. Laurel has several study rooms, a community kitchen, and both pool and ping-pong tables.
Students in the Honors Learning Community register for honors sections of University Seminar (US1100), a course required for incoming freshmen. Though all honors freshmen may register for honors sections of US1100, students in the Learning Community are required to do so. Students can participate in programming to get to know other students in Honors who have chosen to make a strong commitment to academics in a creative and engaging environment.
To learn more information about applying to live in the Honors Learning Community, click here.