Office of Residential Life

Honors Living Learning Community

Honors LLC

The Honors community is for intellectually curious students seeking a fun campus experience while living among students with a shared interest in learning. Honors students interact closely with professors and peers in small, interdisciplinary seminars such as Medicine and Literature; Nature, Society, and Self; Culture, Identity, and Education; Myths, Monsters, and Metamorphoses; and Race: Reflection and Reality. Honors courses help students achieve the confidence that comes from honing their own ideas through writing and dialogue.

Pioneers is a STEM track within the USM Honors Program. Through Pioneers, the Honors Program is empowering a new generation of scientists, information technology specialists, engineers, and mathematicians. Pioneers engage in advanced curriculum and innovative co-curricular programming to maximize their education and growth, at USM and beyond!

All Honors and Pioneers track students need:

  • A combined SAT of 1150 or highter
  • A 3.5 or B+ GPA average at the high school level

As a member of the Honors Community you can take your HON EYE course where you live and quickly become friends with other engaged students. Imagine knocking on a classmate’s door when you have a question or conversing over dinner about ideas sparked in class. Enrich your Honors experience in a friendly, open-minded environment where you can join in service activities, hang out with friends, or pursue your own passions.  Visit for more information.

Required LLC HON Course options for fall 2016:

HON 101: Race: Reflection and Reality
HON 101: The Built Environment (Pioneers)
HON 101: TBA
HON 101: TBA