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The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

Prospective Students

Honors College Theme Housing

Honors College Theme Housing provides new first-year students the opportunity to live with other high-achieving scholars in a close-knit environment.


Network of Friends

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

Peer Advisor

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

UNIV 1131

Students participating in Honors College Theme Housing will also be enrolled in an Honors-designated section of UNIV-HN 1131: Student Success for the Fall 2020 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 Peer Academic Leaders (PALS) and faculty/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

Application Process

Students should apply for housing at and sign a housing contract. Room selection for all contract holders will begin on May 6, 2020. Students who have been admitted to the Honors College will have the option of selecting a space in Honors College Theme Housing (Vandergriff Hall, 4th floor) at that time.

In all instances, assignment to available bed spaces shall be offered on a first-come, first-served basis according to student’s priority status, then according to student’s contract accepted date. Review Residence Hall application policies at:

If you have already signed a housing contract and would like to switch to an Honors space, please fill out the Room/Hall Change Request Form. Incoming students will have until July 31, 2020, to request a hall change to move into Honors College Theme Housing. 


The Honors College will award a limited number of scholarships to incoming first-year Honors students who wish to participate in Honors College Theme Housing in Vandergriff Hall during the 2020-2021 academic year. Awardees will receive $1650 for the academic year, which will reduce the cost of a space in Vandergriff Hall to the rate of space in Trinity House or Lipscomb Hall. This scholarship is for one year only; it is NOT renewable.
You can learn more about the Honors College Theme Housing Scholarship on our scholarship page.