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A great community is all about who you live with. The Honors RLC is full of students who are driven to go beyond the classroom to explore what it means to learn. We’re inspired to research topics that interest us—even if they aren’t ones from our classes! Honors encourages us to reach beyond what’s expected.

— Jeong Min Oh, RA in Weatherhead Hall

Honors

The Honors Community embraces the ideal of scholarly engagement as a goal for all high-achieving students. Through increased interaction with faculty both inside and outside the classroom, students are immersed in an collaborative, intellectual, and close-knit social community with a focus on academic enrichment and excellence.

  • Advising from faculty and Honors program on prestigious scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright)
  • Career preparation
  • Increased access to faculty

Honors students are a diverse and interesting group, and living with peers engaged in rigorous academic pursuits across all disciplines enhances connection in and out of the academic arena. The Honors RLC offers the academically-gifted and intellectually curious a unique opportunity for immersion in a collaborative and supportive environment. Faculty in Residence provide opportunities for extra-curricular engagement, living alongside students and sharing their interests and support.

Affiliated TIDES

All first-year students at Tulane Universities are required to take a TIDES course. Members of Residential Learning Communities have the opportunity to enroll in a TIDES course that explores the concepts and values of their community in depth. In 2017, the affiliated courses for Honors are:

  • Honors Freshman Seminar: “How Should One Live?” (COLQ 1010) 3 Credits. The Honors traditional great-books seminar, in which students and faculty instructors discuss major works of literature and philosophy that address questions fundamental to the human experience. Meets twice a week.
  • Freshman Scholars Colloquium. (COLQ 1020/1025) 3 Credits. This course seeks to introduce students to the intellectual landscape of the university in two ways. On Monday afternoon, all students attend together informal lectures by prominent faculty from across the academic disciplines, in order to learn more about research at Tulane and what it means to “know” something—to conduct scholarship--in fields as diverse as Biomedical Engineering, History, and Studio Art, among others. Students will also meet in smaller discussion sections, led by members of the faculty, in order to discuss readings on central problems or issues in those faculty members’ disciplines.

Living Options

Freshmen members of the Honors RLC live in Wall Residential College. Sophomore residents live in Weatherhead Hall.

How to Apply

You may apply for the Honors RLC through the student housing application process. Your answers to some supplemental, RLC-specific questions will be evaluated by a committee. If you are accepted, you will be notified and be sent more information on the room selection and roommate process.

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