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 (contingent on students meeting all necessary participation deadlines).
The 2nd and 3rd floors of “1300” include suite style accommodations. 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 & Game Rooms
- Study lounges
- Internet access & cable available in every room
- Laundry facilities on each floor
Honors Housing Information for Incoming Freshmen
Step 1 - Submit $250 housing deposit
Step 2 - Complete the LLC Application (TUPortal > MyHousing > MyForms)
Step 3 - Sign Housing Contract
Step 4 - Complete Emergency Contact Form
Step 5 - Select Meal Plan
**Approved Honors LLC students will automatically be assigned to a space in 1300
You can also download the Honors Living-Learning Community information sheet with application instructions [pdf] for incoming students. All incoming Honors students will also receive instructions and reminders for the Honors LLC via email. Check out the frequently asked questions below for general assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions for Incoming Students
1. Why can’t I book myself in an Honors room?
Honors spaces in 1300 are reserved and blocked so students cannot book the rooms online via the self-booking system. Instead, Housing will manually assign all Honors students who complete the Honors LLC Application 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 Honors app, you will be moved to the HLLC in 1300. If you make a mistake, just give the Housing office a call.
3. When is the latest I can choose the HLLC?
As long as your deposit and Honors LLC application are submitted by May 1, 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 another awesome incoming Honors student on Facebook or through RoomSync and we want to be roommates! How can I make that happen?
Incoming Honors students often meet potential roommates via Facebook or at Experience Temple Day. If you meet this awesome person before you complete your LLC Application, then be sure to list each other’s Roommate PIN 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 housing.temple.edu.
7. What if I’m having difficulty opening MyHousing?
If you have difficulty opening the MyHousing page 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).
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.
What are current students saying about the Honors LLC option?
"My favorite part of the Honors Program is probably the Honors LLC. It is a great way to connect with an extremely diverse group of people who are all very intelligent and outgoing. I've made plenty of friends this year in <1300." - Cody Lubinski '19, Biochemistry, Pre-Medicine track
“The cozy residence hall makes me feel at home. I can make many Honors friends here and play ping-pong with them on weekends. Or if have group project, we can just meet in the study rooms even late at night because most of them literally live around my room." - Thao Duong '19, Chemistry
“I love having the 1300 classroom on my floor. I have English class in that room, which is very convenient because it takes about 30 seconds for me to walk to class. Also, my chemistry professor hosts a study party there the day before our exams." - Madison Peschen '19, Biochemistry with Spanish minor, Pre-Medicine track
"It is a great way to meet other Honors students. Temple is actually about the size of my entire hometown so I was a little nervous initially, but the LLC has made it seem like a much smaller school. A lot of the people who are in my classes also live in 1300, so I see people I recognize in each class." - Anna Manogue '19, Undecided
"My favorite part of the Honors Program is the Honors Living Learning Community. All of us in the program love working hard and having fun. So, we're constantly helping each other out with school work and finding time to decompress together." - Greg Van Buskirk' 19, Film & Media Arts
Housing for Current Honors Undergraduates
The Honors upperclassman LLC will have a new home in 1300 in fall 2018. It features a variety of apartment units with full kitchens. Current Honors students receive information via email for the HLLC application process and priority housing selection in mid-January for the next academic year. Note that all students planning to live with Honors must complete the Honors LLC application and the other stages of the housing selection process. >For specific questions or concerns, please visit or call the Honors advising office for assistance.