University of Iowa

Honors House enables honors first-year students to make connections—both to their deep intellectual curiosity as well as to peers and faculty—as they enjoy seminar-style classes, experiential learning, and a creative community. Honors House motivates students eager to pursue their academic interests while also cultivating practical skills.

Honors House: Kate Daum Residence Hall

Benefits of living in Honors House:

  • Rooms with A/C, sinks, and the best pod-style bathrooms on campus (according to current residents)
  • Lounges, laundry, rec room, and designated quiet hours
  • Skywalk access to the Blank Honors Center
  • Close to Burge and Catlett dining halls and Clinton Street Market
  • Close to ITCs, printing resources, and fitness centers
  • Exclusive programming including a treat trolley during Finals Week, coffee and hot chocolate gatherings, hands-on workshops, and free admission to artistic and cultural events

About other living-learning communities (LLCs)

While Honors House (Daum Hall) is a community, you do not have to apply for it as you would another LLC. Students who are accepted into the Honors Program will automatically have the opportunity to select a room in Honors House (Daum Hall) as space allows. Unless you prefer to live in another LLC rather than Honors House, University of Iowa Housing and Dining recommends that honors applicants not apply to join any LLC as acceptance limits your room selection options to rooms within that LLC.

Honors House offers its residents opportunities to meet like-minded students and engage more deeply with the University Honors Program; however, active Honors students live all over campus and Iowa City. Any questions about living in Honors House should be directed to UI Housing at 319-335-3000.

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