The Honors Program is proud to offer housing specifically for Honors students. The majority 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 Application Information
Step 1 - Open the MyHousing portal (either via TUPortal or via my.housing.temple.edu).
Step 2 - Sign your housing license, verify your emergency contact information, and fill out your student profile.
Step 3 - Create a roommate group (optional).
Step 4 - Pay the $250 housing deposit.
Step 5 - After your deposit is processed, complete the "Specialty Housing Application" in MyHousing (Note: this process could take 24+ hours from time of deposit). Choose Honors!
Step 6 - Once your LLC application has been approved, you will be able to self-select your room in the Honors LLC. When you select a room, make sure you are choosing a 1300 space on the 3rd floor or south side of the 2nd floor. These are the only spaces in 1300 that are part of the Honors LLC.
All current and 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.
- Your housing selection time does not matter. Once your LLC (specialty housing) application has been approved (could take a day or two), you can select your space using the room selection feature.
- The deadline to reserve your space is May 4th by 5PM! The sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting a space in the HLLC! Questions: email email@example.com
If you run into issues during any of these steps, reach out to the Office of Housing and Residential Life for assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions for Incoming Students
1. 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. We cannot guarantee space for everyone, so it's better to act early!
2. 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. If you meet this awesome person before you complete your housing and LLC applications, then be sure to include them in your roommate group when prompted on the housing application. You will need to communicate with your potential roommate while selecting your space in 1300 to coordinate your choice with them. If you have already selected a room, it is very difficult to switch. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with room change requests.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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).
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, 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, 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, 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, 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', Film & Media Arts
Housing for Current Honors Undergraduates
The Honors upperclassman LLC is located on the 4th floor of the 1300 residence hall. 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 December or 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.