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Honors Housing

For students interested in living with other Honors students, the Honors Program sponsors a Living-Learning Community (LLC) in Coddington Hall’s A Tower for rising sophomores and above and Garrahy Hall’s 4th Floor for juniors and above. Coddington Hall is a dorm-style residence hall located on-campus as part of the five four-story towers that make up the Roger Williams Complex and the A Tower is closest to Hope Dining Hall and the Fascitelli Center. Garrahy Hall is an apartment-style residence hall located on-campus at the corner of Flagg Road and Heathman Road.

Like the Honors Program itself, the Honors LLC is home to students from different colleges and majors across the university, but who all share an interest in pursuing academic opportunities, including completing the Honors Program. Students may form study and academic support groups, spend time in their shared lounge, and attend LLC-sponsored programs. As in other residence halls on campus, a Resident Advisor (RA) also lives on the floor and helps foster a civil, respectful, inclusive, and healthy residential community.

Coddington Hall, the newest addition to Honors Program Housing

Coddington Hall, the newest addition to Honors Program Housing.

Coddington Hall’s A Tower is a co-ed complex, which offers five single rooms on the first floor and 23 double rooms with semi-suite shared bathrooms on the second, third, and fourth floors. Five of the double rooms have small balconies.

Garrahy Hall‘s Honors floor is co-ed and includes eight 5-bedroom apartments, one 4-bedroom apartment, and one 10-bedroom suite. All units include living rooms and bathrooms, and all the apartments also include a kitchen. (The 10-bedroom suite does not have a kitchen and requires residents to have a Resident Meal Plan.) Please review the information below for the amenities and costs associated with each type of unit.

The Honors LLC is open during all school vacations (including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break).

  • Please visit the Department of Housing and Residential Life web page for detailed information about housing rates and policies. For the 2015-16 academic year, the costs are as follows:

    • Coddington Hall single (no kitchen): $3,885 (Note: Cost of required Meal Plan not included.)
    • Coddington Hall double (no kitchen): $3,700 (Note: Cost of required Meal Plan not included.)
    • Garrahy Hall 4-bedroom apartment (with kitchen): $4,737 per student per semester
    • Garrahy Hall 5-bedroom apartment (with kitchen): $4,668 per student per semester
    • 10-bedroom suite (no kitchen): $4,418 per student per semester (Note: Cost of required Meal Plan not included.)

    Students living in the 10-bedroom suite are required to purchase a University Resident Meal Plan. Please visit Dining Services for more information on the levels of Resident Meal Plans offered. Students living in the 4- and 5-bedroom apartments, although not required to purchase any form of meal plan, may also explore options available through Dining Services, e.g., a Flex Meal Plan.

  • Students must answer “yes” to the following questions in order to live in the Honors LLC:

    • Have you completed at least one Honors class, or are you currently enrolled in your first Honors class?
    • Do you currently have a URI GPA of 3.40 or higher?
    • Will you be a sophomore or above next year? (Honors does not have housing for incoming students or current freshmen, but current freshmen can apply to live in Honors housing for their sophomore year.)
    • Do you intend to complete the Honors Program? (Continued involvement in the Honors LLC is contingent on making progress towards Honors Program completion.)
    • Have you lived on campus this year or, per university LLC policy, the last spring before studying abroad?

    Please also note: All students in the Honors LLC must meet these eligibility criteria. Due to limited space, we are not able to accommodate requests from students who do not meet these criteria, even if requesting to live with an Honors student who does meet them. Students who meet these criteria may complete an online application in the early spring. (The application process for 2015-16 housing is now closed.) Late applications will not be accepted; the timeline is short in order to ensure that students know their Honors housing status before the general housing application opens.

  • The Honors Program conducts a holistic review of every application submitted. Among students who meet the eligibility criteria, the program considers a number of factors, including but not limited to: your current class year and relative progress towards Honors Program completion, why you are interested in living in the Honors LLC, and your URI GPA. Students currently living in the Honors LLC must reapply on an annual basis if they wish to continue living in the LLC. Current residents who wish to continue living in the LLC are not automatically accepted and are also evaluated holistically.

    In addition, the Honors Program makes every effort to accommodate any requests provided by students on their applications, including preferences to live in a unit with/without both genders, to live in a unit with specific people, and/or to make accommodations for disabilities or other special circumstances. Requests to live with specific people must come from all involved individuals, and each individual’s application will be evaluated independently prior to roommate requests being considered.

    If offered a space in the Honors LLC, in order to accept students must agree not to participate in the general housing application process.

    Because space is limited, and the likelihood of being offered a space depends on the number of applications received each year, Honors encourages students to also explore alternative housing arrangements. Please visit these Housing and Residential Life web pages for a summary of on-campus housing options, as well as other housing options. To help facilitate your housing plans, please rest assured that you will know the status of your Honors LLC application before the general housing process opens.

Typical Floor Plan for Garrahy Hall

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