Honors House

The Honors House Living-Learning Community gives University Honors students the opportunity to live, learn, and connect with like-minded peers. Students interested in living in the Honors House Living-Learning Community must apply for admission and be accepted into the University Honors Program. University Honors Program eligibility will be confirmed before a student is given access to select a room in the Honors House. Please review the complete list of requirements to retain residency in the Honors House.

The University Honors Program has created an extraordinary learning environment with special events that include:

  • Faculty Lunch and Learn events.
  • Academic and professional development workshops.
  • Unique cultural and community-building experiences.
  • Weekly Honors House Community Nights.

Honors House is located in NIU's Patterson Complex and features 12-person "cluster-style" living. The Honors House occupies up to 200 beds in both east and west residential halls. With one of the highest returning residential rates and students who live in Honors House for all four years, we know that our programs, opportunities, and Living-Learning Community are providing our students with a distinct advantage.

We encourage any University Honors student to consider Honors House as their housing option.

Special Opportunities

  • First-year students go on the Lorado Taft Retreat.
  • Mentorship opportunities between first-year and returning Honors students
  • Career-building opportunities
  • Dedicated University Honors faculty advisors and staff.

For More Information

To learn more about Honors House, please contact Ashlyn Straka at astraka1@niu.edu.


How to Sign Up

Log in to MyHousing and follow the instructions for selecting a new room and meal plan. If you meet the above requirements, you will be able to select a room in the Honors House. Note that depending on the time of the year, room selection may be unavailable to you. Learn more about the room selection timeline.

Contact Us

Housing and Residential Services
Neptune East 101

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