Downing is only open to residents enrolled in the Honors College. Best Hall is open to Honors College, or those with a 3.3 GPA or higher, if space is available. Preference in both halls is given to those enrolled in the Honors College. A variety of Honors College related activities are regularly held in the halls and students will have greater access to professors as well as Honors College staff.
Honors Community Pillars
Professional Development: Students will feel confident moving forward in their academic and professional careers by learning the ins and outs of resume building, interviewing, and how to satisfy employer expectations.
Civic Engagement: Problem solving and decision making are necessary, useful skills for students to further develop. Students will be provided with ample opportunities to learn how to be active participants in various facets of their education and community.
Scholarship + Research: The Honors Community joins students in their pursuit for knowledge by offering enriching courses, dedicated professors, engaging research opportunities, and the chance to find solutions to real-world problems.
Community: Our campus community plays an important and influential role in academic success. Giving back to this community and the greater Ypsilanti area provides students with opportunities to learn about the local environment.