All incoming Honors freshmen have the opportunity to join the Honors and Scholars living-learning community. Students who select this option live in Hughes Hall with other students who have chosen academically rigorous challenges, including the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars, and the Community-Based Research Scholars, among others.
The resident assistants (RAs) are also members of one of these programs and provide these living-learning communities with special programming such as faculty lectures, debates and trivia nights. Participation in a living-learning community is a great way for an Honors student to connect with spirited, ambitious, and studious individuals dedicated to academics and a rich social life. Placement is through AU's Housing and Dining Programs.
Hughes is also home to the Office for Honors and Scholars Programs, and so the staff, tea, and event flyers add another layer of warmth and support for students in Hughes.
Other amenities include the Hughes classroom, located in Hughes 102. Here students participate in Honors colloquia and other topics courses. If you live in Hughes and take one of those courses, you'll have the easiest commute on campus.
How to Apply
For more on AU's Residential Education Program and housing application instructions for first-year students and returning students, visit Housing & Dining Programs.