Living in Honors Housing has several advantages including a strong student community, access to in-hall classroom space, and an atmosphere conducive to study. Honors Housing is dedicated to students admitted to the Honors College who want a living environment that will help them pursue their academic goals. The Honors College is for students who exhibit extraordinary academic success and who strive to constantly challenge themselves in their educational pursuits. This community is in partnership with the Honors College and Housing & Residence Life.
Living location for students admitted to the Honors College
Learning environment conducive to in-hall studying with extended quiet hours
Select Honors classes held in hall
Leadership and programmatic opportunities through the Honors College Leadership Council (HCLC)
What are the eligibility requirements?
To request to live in Douglass House you must be a current Honors College student or have applied to the Honors College.
How do I apply?
All incoming first year Honors students living in University Housing will be assigned to Douglass House. Incoming non-Honors students interested in living in Honors Housing should select the option when applying for housing online. Returning students may select a room in Honors Housing during Learning Communities room sign-up provided one of the roommates is an Honors College student.
What is the staffing for the community?
The community has nine Resident Assistants, many of whom are Honors College students. The Honors College also has a satellite office in the building that Honors College professional and student staff utilizes to meet with students
How do I make a special accommodations request?
During the online housing request process there will be an opportunity to complete a special accommodation request.
How many roommates would I have?
All rooms in Douglass House are double occupancy with a private bathroom.
Can I request a non-Honors College roommate?
Honors College students may request a non-Honors roommate. During the online housing application process there will be a section to request a roommate. Roommate requests must be mutual, so be sure you both indicate each other as your roommate preference.
Will my roommate automatically be another Honors College student?
Your roommate may or may not be an Honors College student. If all rooms are not filled with Honors students, then non-Honors students may be placed in the building as well.
What kinds of classes are taught in the building?
The classes taught in the building are seminar style classes. These are smaller sized (about 15-20 students) and consist of more class discussion than professor lectures.
What are the extended quiet hours?
Sunday through Thursday quite hours begin at 8pm, Friday and Saturday begin at 10pm. Quite hours end at 10am daily.
Am I guaranteed housing in Douglass House if I am in the Honors College?
Honors Students are guaranteed on-campus housing in Douglass House your entire time at Towson University provided you maintain Honors College status, meet all required housing deposit deadlines, and live in Douglass House consecutively beginning with your first semester on campus.
When was the Honors Community established?
The Honors Community was established in 1998 in Richmond Hall. In Fall 2011 the Honors Community moved to Douglass House.
Additional Housing and Residence Life FAQs can be found in the link below:
Name: Deanna Sipes
Major: Exercise Science
Interests and Hobbies: Cheerleading and Track
What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community?: I like that the residents have a shared view that school work is an important part of the college experience and that they strive for the best that they can do.
Major: Criminal Justice
Interests and Hobbies: Running, lifeguarding, pole vaulting, jeeps, cars, off-roading, and law enforcement.
What do you enjoy most about your Residential Learning Community? The additional events held for residents and the close community bond.