Resident Room Floor Plans

If you have any questions or would like more information about your room in the Honors College and Residences for the 2016-17 school year, please do not hesitate to contact

The HCR RA staff is looking forward to seeing all the first-year and returning Honors students when it is time for move-in in the fall! Have a safe and fun summer in the meantime!



Summer Site Tours

UPDATE: There are no remaining site tours this summer.  Thank you to all those who were able to join us for a tour.  See you all in just a few short weeks for move-in! AMD 07-24-16
For the summer, instead of scheduling tours on an individual basis, a standing tour date will be offered! Tours will occur every other Thursday beginning tomorrow, 5/26, through the beginning of August. If you or your group would like to tour the site, these tour dates need to be utilized. There is no need to RSVP for any date in particular. The Messer/Powers team will conduct the tour for whomever shows up by 4pm and will wrap up by 5pm. Tours start at the Field Office located on the South-East corner of Russell and 3rd Street.  The entrance faces 3rd Street.
Tour attendees MUST wear long pants and hard soled shoes while on the tour.
 Personal protective equipment (i.e. hard hats and glasses) will be provided for you.
Contact with any questions or concerns.

Honors College and Residences – Residential floors

Since the move-up option of the Honors College and Residences is not yet complete and therefore not available for room tours, I wanted to give students a better idea of what the residential floors of the building will be like.

The residential floors will be located on floors 2 through 6 (attic) with 800+ beds.  The rooms consist of singles, doubles, and triples. They are arranged in co-ed “pods” with male and female central restrooms. There are community restrooms as well as single user restrooms in each pod. The gender of each room is set to balance the pod. About one-fourth of the building, including all the singles, is set aside for returning honors college students. The remainder is held for first year Honors College students.

Typical North Building Residence Floor

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Typical South Building Residence Floor

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Upper-division Honors Housing for 2016-2017

With housing contract renewal coming up, there have been many questions regarding upper-division honors housing space for the 2016-2017 academic year. Three great locations for returning Honors College students to continue their honors residential experience are as followed; the honors residential communities in Duhme Hall (upper-division students, women only) Third Street Suites (upper-division students) and Honors College and Residences (first-year and upper-division students).

The contract renewal process will begin on November 4th at noon for students who are interested in renewing their contract for their current space. It will continue by academic classification starting on November 12th at 8:30 AM. Important note: If you wish to participate during a particular phase, you should renew your contract as soon as you are eligible or space may not be available once the next phase begins. Starting October 30th, please check for your specific eligibility date.

Starting this year, current residents of University Residences who are in good standing with the Honors College will be eligible to renew their housing contract in the honors residential communities.


Honors College Crafting Creativity Program

Crafting creativity program

Part of the vision of the new Honors College and Residences is creating a student-centered space where creativity and imagination can thrive. Get a jump start on that by coming out this Thursday, October 22 at 7pm to the Duhme Living Room to be introduced to some of the community spaces in the new buildings and to also have the opportunity to imagine crafty and creative ways to make those spaces your own.

The Innovator in Residence, Larry Bowne, will also be speaking on his HONR course for the up coming spring semester.

See you there!


This could be you….

A shout-out to Shreve Hall’s 7E floor who came out and toured the site with me today!

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Here are some additional highlights from the tour:


The grove of trees that will be seen from the reading room in the South Building.


Looking out at the courtyard through where will be floor to ceiling windows.


A view of the North Building’s courtyard where the fire-pit and lawn will be located.

If you or your organization is interested in touring the site, do not hesitate to reach out to me at amaslard@purdue to schedule a tour.


Early Morning Concrete Pours

As a heads up to the Residents of Windsor Hall, there will be early morning concrete pours happening this week around 4am.  There will be lights that will shine across the decks/levels that may catch a few windows though they are positioned to the best of their ability away from resident windows.  Additionally, you may notice the crane move over the Windsors, but be aware that no loadings will ever be handled in such a way that they pose a threat to those outside the construction fence.

As always, contact with any additional questions or concerns.