First-year Honors Program residents leading the 2017 Marist Hunger Walk.

Honors Housing

The Honors Program experience at Marist transcends the walls of the traditional classroom. Honors Program students have the opportunity to live and learn together for all four years at Marist. The Honors Program maintains two housing communities for its students. First year students can apply to live in Honors Housing on the 8th and 9th floors of Champagnat Hall; upperclassmen Honors students can apply to live together in Marist’s newest housing unit, New Gartland.

Both Honors Housing units have lounges where the program offers a wide variety of special social and academic programming for Honors students. At our “Food with Faculty” series, Marist’s top faculty frequently visit Honors housing to gather with students to share their research. Upperclassmen Honors Housing hosts our Honors Research Forum. At the forum students share their research projects before presenting at National and International Conferences. In addition, Honors Housing hosts the bi-weekly “Tea with TED” where students gather to watch and discuss TED talks on Friday afternoons. In addition, the Honors Program Director frequently hosts advising sessions in Honors Housing to help students select classes, as well as define and develop research projects with faculty. In November, the program hosts a Thanksgiving celebration in upperclassmen housing. 

What can you expect from your Honors Housing experience?  

  • The Honors Director will be on-site on Move-In Day to meet and greet parents and new students
  • Dedicated monthly “study halls” with faculty from various departments on campus making drop-in visits
  • Special monthly programming on topics of interest to first-year Honors students such as: Study Abroad Night, Scholarship Workshops, Navigating Your First Year, How to Be a Leader, and What is the Senior Thesis?
  • Special social events such as: Trivia Nights, The Welcome Social, and The End-of-Year Fondue Night
  • Dinners with the Deans/Food with the Faculty – throughout the year special members of our Marist community will join the Honors students in the lounges for an informal dinner and talk. 
  • First-Year Field Trips: students will have the opportunity to take part in dedicated field trips to New York City and the Hudson Valley such as attending a Broadway show or a baseball game.