The HRLC are housed in two adjacent campus residence halls. The Academic Village is a state-of-the-art living learning environment that integrates classroom and experiential learning into the living area with programming space, seminar and meeting rooms, multi-media classrooms, and more.
These have been a popular choice for incoming students but Honors students are not required to live in the Honors residence halls. Historically about two-thirds of incoming freshmen choose to live in one of our two Honors Residential Learning Communities.
It features hotel style rooms with private bathrooms. Only Honors freshmen are eligible to live in the Academic Village HRLC. In addition to the Academic Village, several floors in Edwards Residence Hall are reserved for Honors students. This traditional style residence hall has been recently renovated and presents a more economical housing option. Edwards Hall features a time-honored floor plan with standard double rooms and community bathrooms on each floor. All floor plans and rates can be found here.
There are many advantages to living in the Honors Residential Learning Communities: students develop a sense of community by residing with students who share similar interests and goals, honors Staff members are easily accessible for questions and advising, each Honors floor is supervised by an Honors Resident Assistant who acts as a resource and peer advisor to new students, and most cocurricular activities associated with the Honors First-Year Seminar take place in the Honors Residence Halls.
To request your space in one of the Honors Residential Learning Communities, please complete the Residence Hall Housing Application early (upon acceptance to CSU and the Honors Program) and designate the HRLC in the Academic Village or Edwards Hall as your first preference. Both halls are filled on a "first come, first served" basis. There are not enough beds to accommodate all incoming Honors freshmen.
The Dining Commons
The Dining Commons houses a small convenience shop, coffee bar, sunken lounges, and the Ram's Horn Dining Center which includes: Mexican, Mongolian, and sports grills; pasta and carving stations; sushi and salad bars; and a bakery. Students in both residence halls have convenient access to the Dining Commons and attractive outdoor plaza area.