All Honors students are required to live together in the Honors College Living-Learning community during their first year on campus. Beginning in fall 2015, the Honors College relocated our living-learning community to a brand new, state-of-the-art residence hall - Gateway Hall. All first-year Honors students are required to live together in Gateway Hall, located on College Hill.
As the residence hall for the Honors College, Gateway Hall provides a number of features for our students including:
- Special event spaces
- Outdoor courtyards
- Beach volleyball and basketball facilities
- A computer lab
- Rooms specifically for upperclassmen that include a private bathroom
- Programming spaces
- Study and social lounge space
- Music practice rooms
- An office utilized by Honors faculty and advisors throughout the year for office hours to meet with students
- Wireless Internet
- Partnerships with various other Living-Learning communities within Gateway Hall including Education, Nursing, Residential Scholars, Kinesiology, Chemistry/Physics, and Biology
Gateway Hall features, amenities, room dimensions and layouts, and other helpful information can be found on the Gateway Orientation Sheet. Gateway is the hub of the Living Learning Community (LLCs) programs as it was specifically designed with our LLCs in mind. LLCs were created to provide students with the opportunity to experience the transition to a larger university in smaller, more personal groups. They are designed to assist in the academic transition to university instruction, to support the student-faculty interaction beyond the classroom, and to encourage positive student connections within East Carolina University. For more info on LLCs at ECU please visit http://www.ecu.edu/llc.
Please note: Honors freshmen will be assigned to a room in Gateway Hall with another Honors student. Roommate requests are encouraged; however, such requests may only be made for other Honors College students. Non-program roommates are not permitted.
The Honors College also permits students to be exempted from the freshmen residency policy if they so choose. For more details about the exemption application process or about housing matters, please visit the Campus Living Office.