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Honors Housing Community

The Honors Housing Community (HHC) is the cornerstone of the University Honors Program first year experience and provides a true living-learning community for an interdisciplinary mix of high-achieving and highly-motivated students.

Students in this program help each other to grow personally, professionally, and academically through a weekly seminar that has them identify their values and articulate those in relationship to their long-term goals. In addition to the seminar, first-year students benefit from living with other similarly-motivated students and sharing the experience in small "family" groups.

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  A HEAD...
610_5421Cropped.jpg Our students get prepared for challenges across the campus and beyond. Some aspects of our program include:
  • Unique exposure to undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Peer-led, small group seminar focusing on personal, professional, and academic excellence.
  • Honors priority registration.
  • Smaller classes that foster more frequent and enriching interactions with faculty.
  • Specific honors advising built to facilitate a well-rounded college experience including encouragement for internship, undergraduate research, study abroad, and volunteer opportunities.
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Leaving for this brave, new world can be intimidating, but the Honors first year experience ensures that you will not be facing it alone. In our program you will:
  • Have peer mentors.
  • Take part in a small, supportive peer group within the larger Texas A&M community.
  • Be in an environment that encourages students to maturely navigate differences in opinions, beliefs, practices, and traditions.
  • Embrace appropriate risk and celebrate success or learn from failure.
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The McFadden|Lechner Honors Freshman Halls provide a safe and secure environment with 24/7 access to a Resident Advisor. Some other features include:

  • Modular-style coed (by room) housing with private bathrooms in each room.
  • “Pizza and Profs” biweekly faculty presentations in the Lechner Seminar Room.
  • A community kitchen in McFadden.
For more details about modular style housing or Lechner and McFadden Halls specifically see:

Modular dorms: https://reslife.tamu.edu/reshalls/modular

Room example: http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=427#!t/1584:1

The Department of Residence Life can be reached at (979) 845-4768 for tours or more specific details.


First year students accepted to the University Honors Program are required to live in the Honors Housing Community and accept a random roommate assignment. Under highly limited circumstances, students may seek an exemption from the program housing requirement. These are limited to members of the Corps of Cadets and legally required exemptions.


Fall 2017 Howdy Week ScheduleSchedule-(1).pdf

Fall 2017 UGST 181 Honors Family Meeting Syllabus