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All incoming Honors freshmen have the opportunity to join the Honors 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, the Global Scholars, the Public Health Scholars, and the Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars, among others.

The resident assistants (RAs) are also members of one of these programs and provide these Honors living-learning communities with special programming such as faculty lectures, debates and trivia nights. They also coordinate with the Student Honors Board to sponsor additional activities. Participation in an Honors 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 Honors Center, and so the Honors Program's directors, staff, and a supply of hot chocolate add another layer of warmth and support for students in Hughes.

Other amenities in Hughes include the Honors classroom, where students participate in Honors colloquia. If you live in Hughes and take one of those courses, you'll have the easiest commute on campus.

The Student Honors Board also meets in the Honors classroom, and students from across the Honors community participate in SHB activities, hall events, and Honors receptions in one of the largest gathering spaces on campus—the Hughes Formal Lounge.

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