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 2nd and 3rd floors of “1300” include suite style accommodations. 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
Find more information on applying to the Honors Living Learning Community in 1300 Residence Hall online. General information about housing selection is also available on the University Housing and Residential Life webpage.
Housing for Current Honors Undergraduates
Current Honors students receive information via email for the HLLC application process mid-January for the next academic year. If you have difficulty completing the form online in TUportal, you can also access it from a direct link to the LLC application in February. 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.” Please feel free to call the office for assistance.
Honors Housing for Incoming Freshmen
How to Apply to the Honors LLC
- Pay the $250 Housing deposit by submitting the tuition and housing deposit form along with a check or money order made payable to Temple University. Allow at least one (1) full business day for your deposit transaction to process.
- Log into the TUportal and click on the MyHousing link on the left side menu (under TUApplications).
- Select the Living Learning Community Application form under the Undergraduate Housing Forms.
- When prompted, log in to the Housing on Demand site using your TU username/password to complete the application.
- (Be sure to select “Honors” as your LLC and indicate “Freshman” for your class year! Respond to the questions in the app using 1 – 2 sentences. Include the TUID# of your preferred Honors roommate (see FAQs for more information).
- INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: If you do not have a current U.S. address, use the office of International Student and Scholar Services as your permanent address so you can complete the form. ISSS is located at 1700 N. Broad Street, Suite 203B, Philadelphia, PA 19122 USA. (215.204.7708 - phone/ 215.204.6166 - fax).
- If your application has been submitted successfully, you will see “COMPLETE” or “SUBMITTED” on the screen and a green checkmark. When your application has been processed you will receive a confirmation in your TUmail account indicating whether or not you have been accepted into the LLC program. Assignments are made on a rolling basis.
- If you think you made an error or you do not receive a notification email about the status of your application after 7 business days, call Musu in Honors at 215.204.0713 to follow up.
For New Students, the deadline to apply to LLCs is April 24, 2015.
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. If you make a mistake with the SWSA or LLC app, just give the Housing office a call.
3. When is the latest I can choose the HLLC?
As long as your deposit and LLC Application are submitted before May 1, 2015, you should be fine. There is plenty of space available, but keep in mind that campus housing is first-come, first-served. 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 or through RoomSync and we want to be roommates! How can I make that happen?
If you met this “awesome” person before you complete your LLC Application, then be sure to list each other’s TUID# and name when prompted on the LLC application. 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.
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).
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
“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
“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