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.

All Honors students need:

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

As a member of the Honors Community, you share a number of classes, including your EYE and COR lab classes with a tight-knit cohort of students who share your passion for learning 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. Our first year Honors LLC is slated to be housed in Upton Hastings Hall for fall of 2018. Our upper-class Honors community is housed in Philippi Hall. Please visit usm.maine.edu/honors for more information.


As each of the Honors COR classes connects with an EYE seminar class, the activities and outings that students participate in vary widely based on the topic of the EYE course. If you have any questions about the COR offerings and typical activities for a specific topic area, please don't hesitate to contact us at usm.reslife@maine.edu or at 207-780-5240. For questions about the EYE seminar course offerings, please contact the Honors department or connect with your academic advisor.