Living on campus allows students to interact with a diverse community of people and helps make the transition to college easier. UA houses 8,400 students in 34 residence halls. The Honors Community is located in Ridgecrest North, South, and West. Honors students are encouraged to consider living in Honors Housing, but it is not a requirement for participation in The Honors College. Housing priority is based on the date of the housing application. The earlier a student submits the housing application, the more housing options will be available to select during online room selection in the spring.
The online housing application for freshmen typically becomes available October 1 of each year for the following fall. To learn more about dates and residence halls, visit the Housing and Residential Communities website: https://housing.sa.ua.edu/.
The Honors Connections Living Learning Community in Ridgecrest West is a smaller, intentional community within Honors Housing, created to aid first year students’ transitions into a collegiate environment. The LLC is a discovery-based partnership where first year Honors College students live and learn in community with each other and Honors College sophomores, juniors, and seniors who serve as peer mentors. Incoming freshmen living in the LLC will enroll in UH 100: Honors Connections, a class that introduces first-year students to the UA Honors College experience. The aim of this course is to aid each student in finding and examining their place within the Honors College, the University of Alabama and the greater community. Students will learn and practice the key concepts of engaged scholarship, including critical and creative thinking, ethical and reasoned dialogue, and collaborative and inclusive leadership. Students will gain a practical understanding of the Honors College and their role within it, while also building relationships that foster continued participation in the kinship of scholars.
UA faculty alongside Honors College professional staff facilitate the LLC and the corresponding UH 100 course. Goals for each student in the LLC include: fostering a sense of community among students living in the LLC; forging lasting relationships between first year and upperclass students; and connecting first year students to the vast resources that can help them succeed in both the Honors College and Housing and Residential Communities.
The Honors Connection LLC also has a dedicated Faculty-in-Residence.Apply for the LLC
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