Honors Residential Learning Community

The Honors College Residential Learning Community provides new first-year students the opportunity to live with other high-achieving scholars in a close-knit environment.


Network of Friends

Residents in the Honors RLC develop a sense of community, attend campus events together, form study groups, and participate in exclusive programming. 

Residential Peer Mentor

An experienced UTA Honors College student lives in the hall to give advice about classes, professors, campus activities, and student groups.

UNIV 1131

Students participating in the Honors RLC will also be enrolled in an Honors-designated section of UNIV-HN 1131: Student Success for the Fall 2024 semester. The goal of the course is to help students identify their individual needs, determine what resources are appropriate, recognize the faculty role in their development, and formulate a plan for an actively engaged and enriched experience from campus to career. The course will be taught by Honors staff to provide guidance, raise awareness and understanding of campus resources and help support collaborative and co-curricular opportunities available within the Honors College. Learn more at http://www.uta.edu/studentsuccess/success-programs/programs/lc/1131.php

Application Process

Students should apply for housing at https://www.uta.edu/housing/applications/. After completing the housing application, students can select their preference for an RLC and should select the Honors College option. After applying, students will then need to complete their housing contract. During this step, you can select any room within Vandergriff Hall. After you complete your contract, the Residential Learning Communities team will review your eligibility for the Honors College RLC and then will place you in a room within the specific Honors College RLC space in Vandergriff Hall (4th floor).

In all instances, assignment to available bed spaces shall be offered on a first-come, first-served basis according to the student’s contract accepted date. Review Residence Hall application policies at www.uta.edu/housing/applications/residence-hall.php.

If you have already signed a housing contract and would like to switch into an Honors College RLC space, please email rlc@uta.edu with your name, student ID number, and requested RLC. Pending availability, the RLC team will assist you in updating your housing contract.


The Honors College will award a limited number of scholarships to incoming first-year Honors students who wish to participate in our Honors RLC in Vandergriff Hall during the 2024-2025 academic year. Awardees will receive $1650 for the academic year. This scholarship is for one year only; it is NOT renewable. Students not admitted to the Honors College must submit their Honors application by the March 20th admissions deadline for housing scholarship consideration. 
You can learn more about the Honors College Housing Scholarship on our scholarship page.