Are you an incoming Lewis Honors College student seeking an environment that matches your academic drive? Live among like-minded peers who are intellectually curious and prioritize their studies, well-being, and community.
Why Should I Join?
The Honors Residential Experience (HRE) allows Lewis Honors College students to live with other members of the Lewis Honors College in a residential community on campus. The Honors Residential Experience is housed in both Lewis and Haggin Halls, which are located on Central Campus next to Lewis Honors College and the W.T. Young Library.
Live among like-minded peers who are intellectually curious and prioritize their studies, well-being, and community. Honors housing provides students with opportunities for engagement in programs that are holistic in nature -- attending to all facets of well-being (intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, occupational, and emotional). Students in this distinctive community enjoy opportunities to engage with faculty, staff, and guest speakers during interdisciplinary programs. Residents also have access to a relaxation room designed specifically for high achieving students. The goal is for members to become life-long learners as they aspire to live a balanced life in their communities and society beyond the University of Kentucky experience.
Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t miss the chance to elevate your University of Kentucky journey with an experience specifically designed for academic growth and social enrichment.
New Incoming Honors Students
Admissions decisions for the incoming Honors class will be available on February 15, 2024. New students admitted to the Lewis Honors College are automatically eligible for the Honors Residential Experience. No separate application is needed. However, admissions to the Honors College does not guarantee a room in either of the specified halls. Prospective and new students need to first complete the University of Kentucky Campus Housing Application. Those who are eligible will participate in priority room selection windows starting Monday, March 4, 2024.
Returning Honors Students
Returning Honors students should complete the University of Kentucky Campus Housing Application. There is no longer an additional application to live in the Honors residence halls. Room selection for returning Honors students begins Monday, October 9, 2023 and will continue on a first-come, first-served basis. Room selection will be focused in Lewis and Haggin Halls.
Both returning and new Honors students have the ability to bring a roommate of their choosing with them into the space. The roommate must be a University of Kentucky student but does not need to be enrolled in the Lewis Honors College. In these cases, roommates should be aware that there are no connected courses or programming. Honors students who want to room with a non-Honors student will need to provide roommate information directly to UK Campus Housing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org during the room selection process.
Students admitted to the Lewis Honors College are automatically eligible for the Honors Residential Experience. No separate application is needed. However, admission does not guarantee a room in either of the specified halls.