The Honors Program is proud to offer housing specifically for Honors students. About 90% of Honors first-year, residential students choose to live in the Honors Living-Learning Community located at 13th Street and Cecil B. Moore in 1300 Residence Hall. Honors is also the only program on campus with the ability to offer a four-year housing option in the HLLC.
The 3rd floor of “1300” includes suite style accommodations and is home to our freshmen students. The 4th floor is entirely apartment-style living and home to our upperclassmen. The 3rd floor has a technology-equipped classroom that is used just for Honors classes and programming (the only classroom of its kind in a residential setting!). Other amenities of 1300 include
- 24-hour security
- Central air-conditioning
- Computer lab
- TV and game rooms
- Study lounges
- Internet access and cable available in every room
- Laundry facilities on each floor
Honors Housing for Incoming Freshmen
Thinking about living in the Honors Living-Learning Community? Download our freshman housing postcard or follow these steps to live in the 1300 Residence Hall Honors LLC.
1. After you have paid your Temple University admissions deposit, submit your $250 housing deposit via TUportal, as instructed in your Temple acceptance packet.
2. 24-hours after your deposit is processed, access and complete the LLC application.
- Visit TUportal and click on the MyHousing link.
- Choose Housing On Demand; find and complete the Living-Learning Community Application Form. (Be sure to select “Honors” as your LLC and indicate “Freshman” for your class year! No need to upload a resume).
- Include the TUID# of your preferred Honors roommate (see FAQs for more information).
3. Relax and wait to be assigned! When your application has been processed you will receive a confirmation in your TUmail account. Assignments are made on a rolling basis.
Frequently Asked Questions for Incoming Students
1. Why can’t I add myself to an Honors room in the Student Web Self Assign system?
Honors spaces in 1300 are reserved and blocked so students cannot book the rooms online via SWSA. Instead, Housing will manually assign all Honors students who complete the LLC Application for Honors to a room in 1300. This is why filling out the HLLC application is so important! Remember, living in 1300 is your choice.
2. I got nervous and self-assigned elsewhere! Can I still apply to live in the HLLC?
Even if you self-assign and book a room elsewhere on campus, after completing the LLC application for Honors, you will be moved to the HLLC in 1300.
3. When is the latest I can choose the HLLC?
As long as your deposit and LLC Application are submitted before May 1, 2013, you should be fine. Honors Housing is not guaranteed, but there is plenty of space available. If you end up waiting until close to May 1st, we strongly recommend paying via debit/credit card instead of via check to ensure faster processing time.
4. I met an awesome Honors student on Facebook and we want to be roommates! How can I make that happen?
If you met this “awesome” person before you completed your LLC Application, then be sure to list each other’s TUID# and name when prompted on the LLC application. We can only ensure that you will room together if you both list each other. That’s it– you'll be roomies! If you have already been assigned a room and a roommate, it is very difficult to switch. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any major questions or concerns.
5. Can I live with a non-Honors friend in the Honors LLC?
Unfortunately, you cannot. The Honors Living-Learning Community is reserved for Honors students only during the first year.
6. Do I HAVE to live in Honors housing?
No, but trust us—you'll wish you did if you live elsewhere! If you prefer not to live in the HLLC, please follow the general instructions in the Housing Selection Guide available at www.temple.edu/housing.
7. What if I’m having difficulty opening the Housing application websites?
If you have trouble difficulty opening the Housing on Demand page or the MyHousing in TUPortal, try accessing the pages from different web browsers. Students have indicated the most success with Internet Explorer (as opposed to Safari or Chrome).
Housing for Current Honors Undergraduates
Current Honors students receive information via email for the HLLC application process each January for the next academic year. If you have difficulty completing the form online in TUportal, you can also access it from this direct link to the LLC application. For specific questions or concerns, please visit the Honors advising office for assistance. Note that all students planning to live with Honors must complete the LLC application and select “Honors.”
What are current students saying about the Honors LLC option?
“1300 is the best place to live, hands down. From talent competitions to after-hours talks, there's always something going on. And the people are so lively and friendly, there's no better community.” - Eddie Feller '15, Pre-Pharmacy
“The people in the Honors LLC have been some of the most interesting people I have ever met. Everyone is brilliant in his or her own way. I especially love when you can talk to someone about celebrity gossip for hours—and that same person can talk to you about politics and the economy with the same fervor!” -Angelique Frazier ’14, Psychology & French
“1300 is a great living environment because it makes a big school feel smaller. Your neighbors are also in your Honors classes... It’s nice to see familiar faces and makes getting to know people really easy. Living in 1300 also makes it extremely convenient to study in groups. You can get together in the study lounge down the hall - in your pajamas - rather than in the library or TECH Center.” -Ally Brosnan ‘15, Art Education
“Living in 1300, you are placed with people who know how to be serious about their education, yet are able to still have the college experience.” -Michael Madeja ’14, Biological Anthropology & Italian
“My favorite aspect of the Honors LLC is the close knit community. I love how open and inviting everyone I have met has been. And with sophomore, junior, and senior Honors students living upstairs, I have made many upperclassmen friends that have been great mentors.” -Bridget Carrigan ’15, Tourism & Hospitality Management
“Besides the fact that the building itself is really nice, I like the fact that mostly everybody either knows or has heard of everyone else living in 1300. It's a very social place." -Tyler Horst ’15, Media Studies & Production
“1300 is amazing because it's a complete, all-inclusive package! Everything you need is right there. Also, the communal environment inspires tons of fun activities, led by the enthusiastic RAs, which really help to unite the students.” -Dafna Paltin ’15, Neuroscience
“It is great having so many of my peers sharing interests both academically and socially. It also doesn't hurt that 1300 is in a great location.” -Tre Grue ’14, Psychology