Honors Housing is an option for Honors students who wish to extend their intellectual lives beyond the classroom and live in community with like-minded peers. You are not required to live in Honors Housing.You are welcome to choose to live in other residence halls if you wish, and students can be in Honors and also be members of one of the other Michigan Learning Communities (for example, the Residential College, Lloyd Hall Scholars, Michigan Community Scholars, Health Science Scholars, etc.) that do require students to live in their residence halls.
Honors Housing is available in two residence halls: West Quadrangle Residence Hall (a change for Fall '13, as South Quad is under construction) and a women-only option, the Martha Cook Building. West Quad is a large, co-ed high-rise residence hall located in the Central Campus Housing neighborhood. West Quad residents can access "restaurants, game rooms and shops without going outside" as well as the usual amenities of dining, laundry, and lounges. West Quad also has a dark room, music practice room, and wireless internet. Martha Cook is a small, traditional, independent house for women in the Central Campus Housing Neighborhood; it features beautiful rooms, formal events, and a warm community for its residents.
The Honors Program works closely with the Housing Office to accommodate the Honors students who wish to live in Honors Housing each year; however, because we can’t predict in advance the number of incoming and returning students who will request Honors Housing, space cannot be guaranteed. To increase your chances of getting a space in Honors Housing, you should apply to the Honors Program as soon as you are admitted to LSA and pay your enrollment deposit as soon as you are certain that you plan to attend UM.