Honors Residential College

The Honors Residential College allows students who are members of UK's Lewis Honors College to enrich their collaborative learning in a supportive and close-knit environment. Students who participate in the Honors Residential College receive targeted programming intended to enhance the scholarly experience. Through increased interaction with faculty inside and outside of the classroom, students are immersed in a stimulating intellectual and social environment that promotes and supports student success.

Living in the Honors Residential College provides a multitude of benefits to high-achieving students. Students form meaningful friendships with like-minded peers, engage in academic growth and exploration, explore fun as well as enlightening co-curricular activities, and interact with upperclassmen Peer Mentors. These combined advantages help students to gain a sense of “home” within the greater university community.

Events and Programming

Programming for the Honors Residential College includes co-curricular activities—such as Donuts with the Dean, Lewis Honors College Presents... (a live podcast recording hosted by Dean Brady), musical performances, our Annual Faculty Dinner, lectures, and film screenings with discussions. Honors students also participate in a variety of co-sponsored programs with the Residential Life staff that include health & well-being programming as well as numerous “just for fun” programming. The Honors Residential College also offers academic support, such as peer tutoring and group study sessions for popular classes among Honors students.

Peer Mentors

Lewis Honors College Peer Mentors are the lifeblood of the Honors Residential College—they plan and carry out great programing, get to know students individually and help foster a true sense of community within the Honors Quad (which is comprised of Lewis, Donovan, Johnson, and Haggin Halls).

Student Profile

The Honors Living Learning Community is looking for highly-motivated academic oriented students who have been accepted into the Lewis Honors College at UK. The Honors Residential College is one of the most popular Residential Colleges on campus, with many students returning to live in our community ALL FOUR YEARS. It is also highly competitive, so make sure that you select Honors as your #1 choice in the housing application, even if you aren’t yet sure whether you have been accepted to the Lewis Honors College yet (your second choice will automatically become your first choice if you are not accepted to Honors).


All students who participate in the Honors Residential College reside in the Honors Quad (Lewis, Donovan, Johnson, and Haggin Halls). All of these beautiful buildings are located on central campus, right across from the W.T. Young Library and in easy walking distance to dining in K-Lair, The 90, and Starbucks.

For housing information and to apply to live in the Honors Quad, click here.

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