Honors College and Residences

Honors College and Residences

This fully accessible facility consists of two buildings (North and South) that will house 817 residents, including 23 resident assistants, on five residential floors. Through a partnership with the Purdue Honors College, the new residence hall will make on-campus living and learning a more seamless experience by integrating planned academic space.

The Honors College and Residences 320,000-square-foot facility has more than 40,000 square feet dedicated to academics. The first floor will include Honors College offices for the dean, faculty and support staff as well as a STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Agriculture, Math) class lab, and a Computer Col-lab (the next generation of computer lab encouraging student interaction). There is also an Honors Hall with seating for more than 400 for presentations, lectures, movies and, when not reserved for an activity, group and individual studying. The Honors College and Residences also features multiple large and small study rooms, reading rooms, recreational lounges, community living rooms and a retail dining operation.

Residential rooms are organized in “pod” groupings, which include a mix of single, double and triple occupancy rooms in small clusters around central restrooms and lounge areas on each floor.

Check out our rates page this winter for updated rate information for the Honors College and Residences.


History

The construction of the Honors College and Residences began Jan. 5, 2015, and will finish in just over a year and a half, opening for occupancy fall 2016. The Purdue Board of Trustees authorized the selection and retention of an architectural/engineering firm to provide project planning services as well as acquisition of the property for the facility. Constructed on Russell St., the Honors College and Residences is appropriately the closest of University Residences’ nine residence halls between State Street and 3rd Street to Purdue’s academic campus.