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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


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:

To enroll in the Honors Program, freshmen in the Fall semester must take either COLQ 1010, COLQ 1020, or one of the Honors sections of TIDB 1010. Any of these courses will satisfy the Freshman TIDES requirement.

COLQ 1010, Honors Great Books Colloquium: “How Should One Live?” 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. Reading lists vary, but past reading lists have included works by Homer, Aeschylus, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Cervantes; Montaigne; Marx; Nietzsche; Austen; Dubois; Woolf; Ishiguro.

COLQ 1010-01, John Howard, Associate Director,Murphy Institute T R 9:30-10:45 COLQ 1010-02, Elizabeth Gross, Lecturer, Honors ProgramT R 12:30-1:45 COLQ 1010-03, John Howard, Associate Director, Murphy Institute T R 2:00-3:15

COLQ 1020, Faculty-Led Interdisciplinary Seminars. 1.5 Credits. These seminars meet once a week. For more information, please visit:

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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