Honors Housing


UCI Student Housing has announced that, as a result of the current public health crisis, UCI will be unable to guarantee housing for continuing students for the upcoming academic year. More information about continuing student housing process for the 2022-2023 academic year can be found here. Honors-themed housing will be offered in Middle Earth, Mesa Court, and Arroyo Vista. Visit https://housing.uci.edu/ for updates for new incoming first-year and transfer students for Fall 2022.

Campuswide Honors students are guaranteed on-campus housing for as long as they remain in good standing with the Honors Program, complete all Housing application processes, and meet all specified deadlines. This guarantee is NOT for a specific housing community, hall/house, or room, and applies primarily to the annual on-campus housing applications for new and continuing students.

What is honors housing?

Campuswide Honors is happy to offer the option for honors students to live in a hall or house with each other in one of three on-campus housing communities: Arroyo Vista, Middle Earth, and Mesa Court. The honors housing facilities are the same as those offered to non-honors students in these communities, but are inhabited primarily by honors students. Here are the 2021-2022 school year options:

Why should I live in honors housing?

Living in an honors housing option provides an ideal way to meet students from all disciplines and majors, form study groups, and get involved/stay involved with Campuswide Honors and the general campus. The true benefits of this unique living/learning community come from the honors students who live there, and who provide a more enriching and supportive environment than might be found elsewhere on-campus. Honors housing is a great place to make close friends and form a network that will support you through UCI and beyond. Special honors housing activities like get-togethers with honors faculty, drop-in advising and study breaks reflect residents’ interests and elevate the on-campus housing experience.

How do I apply for honors housing?

Honors housing is one of several themes that you may select when applying for on-campus housing. New freshmen and transfers can apply for on-campus housing through the online housing application (usually due on the same day as your Statement of Intent to Register.) Continuing students can apply for on-campus housing through the Guaranteed Housing application process which takes place in November. Arroyo Vista is the only honors housing option for new transfer students. If you are applying to live in the residence halls (Middle Earth or Mesa Court), then you will specify your honors housing theme interest once you receive a housing offer. Applicants to Arroyo Vista will list your housing theme preferences on your initial housing application.

Campuswide Honors students who do not live in honors housing (commuting or living elsewhere on campus) but who want to be connected to the honors community are encouraged to visit the CHC CampusGroups and CHSC CampusGroups for upcoming events and involvement opportunities.

For more information click here to visit Student Housing’s web site.

Click here for more information about seeking off-campus housing.