The Honors Housing Community (HHC) is the cornerstone of the University Honors Program first-year experience and provides a true living-learning community with an interdisciplinary mix of high-achieving and highly-motivated students.
First year students accepted to the University Honors Program are required to live in the Honors Housing Community located in the McFadden|Lechner Honors Freshman Halls. First year Honors students are randomly assigned a roommate to facilitate a diverse learning experience and encourage students to develop broad points of view. Under highly limited circumstances, students may seek an exemption from this requirement (e.g., Corps of Cadets, legally required exemptions, etc.).
Students in HHC 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.
Learn more about the Honors Residence Halls.
Our students get prepared for challenges across 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
- 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
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
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
- “Pasta 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:
The Department of Residence Life can be reached at (979) 845-4768 for tours or more details.