Honors housing at Iowa

Honors housing will be in Catlett Hall beginning Fall 2024. Honors students will live together on two floors dedicated to creating a community supporting intellectual curiosity and deeper self-understanding.  

Honors students at the University of Iowa live throughout all residence halls. Space in Catlett Hall is limited to 200 first-year Honors students. As a result, ability to live in Honors housing will be determined randomly through electronic drawings in April and May.  

Requested roommates must also be a member of the Honors program and accepted into Honors housing.

Honors application process

  • Students must be admitted to the University of Iowa and the Honors program for Fall 2024. 
  • Honors students must first apply for housing online
  • Starting March 1, students admitted to the Honors program can apply to live in Honors housing within the housing application. Space is limited to 200 new Honors participants.
  • Honors students will indicate an interest in Honors housing by affirming their understanding of the expectations and selecting from a dropdown menu. 
  • In April and May, Honors applicants will be selected at random and emailed the opportunity to join live in Honors housing. Students must respond online within the housing application by the deadline provided in their offer email to accept their space in Honors housing. If no response is received by the deadline, the offer will be rescinded. 
  • Honors students will have the opportunity to request a fellow roommate who is also a participant in the Honors program and was also randomly selected to live in Honors housing. Both roommates must mutually request one another by May 15 and respond to their offer of Honors housing by the deadline provided in their offer email to live together in Honors housing. 
  • Specific room assignments within Catlett Hall will be made by UHD staff and provided to students in June. 
  • Honors students live throughout campus in all residence halls and are not guaranteed a space in Catlett Hall. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Honors housing

Honors housing is relocating to allow Daum Hall to be used to support a variety of students beyond the Honors community. Honors student interest in living in Daum has fluctuated over the past few years, and the move will benefit many student populations. University Housing and Dining coordinated with the Honors program to create an academic community on several floors in Catlett. 

New Hawkeyes that have been accepted to the Honors program are eligible to apply for Honors Housing in Catlett Hall. Two-hundred participants will be randomly selected from interested applicants and must respond to an offer by the deadline. 

Yes! You can request a roommate in Honors housing. Both students must be participants in the Honors program and both individually selected to participate in Honors housing. All application and housing deadlines must be met in order to live together.

Yes! Honors students live in all of our residence halls. 

No. Honors Housing in Catlett cannot accommodate all incoming Honors students and you are welcome to live in any hall on campus. Options will be dictated by your room selection number, Living Learning Community preferences, and roommate requests. 

The Honors Program hosts a number of events for the entire Honors community throughout the year – please watch invitations for details about how to participate!

We will have full floors designated for Honors housing in Catlett Hall to encourage an academic environment. This number is comparable to the number of first-year Honors students living in Daum Hall the past few years.

Yes. Honors students can join Living Learning Communities (LLCs), Students accepted to an LLC will live on the floor designated for that particular community, not in Honors housing.

Yes, you can apply for both with no penalty. You will need to choose one if offered a space in an LLC and you win the Honors housing lottery. Talk with potential roommates about all options and eligibility before finalizing your decision. Please watch your email for details and deadlines.

We are not accepting returning students to  Honors housing for 2024-25. However, the Honors Program hosts a number of events for the entire Honors community throughout the year so you can still stay connected with your peers. Watch your email for invitations and event information!

Application details

Fall 2024 - Spring 2025

Applications for rooms in Honors housing will open on March 1.

Locations for 2024-25