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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 2024-2025 school year options:

  • Arroyo Vista (1010 and 1012) – for continuing and transfer students
  • Middle Earth (Laurelin-Telperion Tower) – for first-year students
  • Mesa Court (Loma and Arroyo) – for first-year students

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 first years and transfers can apply for on-campus housing through the online housing application. Continuing students can apply for on-campus housing through the Guaranteed Housing application process which takes place in January. 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 information about seeking off-campus housing.