Honors Residential Scholars Community

Nevada Living Learning Community Building

Your Honors Community Awaits

The Honors Residential Scholars Community is a living learning community that gives Honors students the opportunity to take classes, participate in social activities, and live with other Honors students who share an interest in academic and professional issues. The community is open to qualified students of all academic majors who have been admitted to the Honors Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The Honors Residential Scholars Program is designed to provide educational and social opportunities, to promote engagement in the academic experience, and to encourage personal growth by offering a variety of opportunities and services to achieve a scholar's full potential.

Specifically designed residential learning communities are available to a limited number of Honors Program students who live in the designated Honors floor of the newest residential hall on campus, the Living-Learning Community (pictured above) and pursue the same curriculum of studies. As a participant, the Honors Residential Scholar will enroll in a cluster of Honors courses: Students must agree to take three Honors classes in the fall semester, one of which must be HON 200B, and two Honors courses in the spring semester which follows. The Honors Residential Scholar will complete a number of Core Requirements through the courses included in the Community.

The Honors Residential Scholars Community offers students the opportunity to develop strong friendships with other Honors students while fostering an academically enriching living environment. The student will participate in common activities and projects, interact and collaborate with faculty in and out of class, and enjoy a challenging educational experience.

Research shows that a contributing factor to quality undergraduate education is the powerful residential life experience that can be created by living learning communities. The Honors Residential Scholars Community allows for greater bonding among students, between students and faculty, and between students and the institution.

What is Special About the Honors Residential Scholars Community?

  • Unique opportunities to explore University of Nevada, Reno with yearlong support form peers, advisors, faculty and staff
  • Greater ongoing interaction with the Honors community, faculty, and classmates
  • Opportunities to live among other dedicated Honors students with diverse interests and ambitions
  • Opportunities to participate in special programs designed to enhance academic and personal success
  • Tickets to various cultural events such as the University's Performing Arts Series

What Courses Will I Take in the Fall?

All Honors Residential Scholars agree to enroll in three Honors courses in the fall semester, one of which must be HON 200B, and two additional Honors courses in the following spring semester.

What Will I Have To Do To Be Part of This Community?

  • Be admitted to the University and accept your admission through MyNEVADA
  • Apply and be admitted to the Honors Program. You must print out and sign the Honors Acceptance Form and submit this form to the Honors Program (an original signature is required) to be officially admitted to the Honors Program
  • Complete the Residential Life online application and submit the initial payment
  • Complete the Living Learning Community online application; choose Honors as your preferred Living Learning Community
  • Fulfill the Honors course enrollment requirements outlined above
  • Meet University, Residence Life, and Honors Program academic expectations
  • Participate in weekly residence hall activities
  • Support an environment conducive to academic success

Where is the Application?

If you are interested in participating in the Honors Residential Scholars Community, complete the Residential Life online application as soon as possible. Space is limited, so apply early. Please refer to the rates schedule for room and board rates. Other than room and board, there is no additional cost to enroll in the Honors Living Learning Communities.

What if I Still Have Questions?

For additional information contact:

Dr. Tamara Valentine
Director, University Honors Program
(775) 784-1455
E-mail: tvalenti@unr.edu


Teri Galvin
Area Coordinator for Residential Life
(775) 784-1113
E-mail: tmg@unr.edu