UMass Lowell’s Honors Program Offers New Model of Living and Learning

04/17/2008


LOWELL, MA ߝ UMass Lowell announced that it will open the Honors House at Eames Hall, a residence hall devoted entirely to honors.

“UMass Lowell is the only public campus in the Commonwealth to have a residence dedicated completely to honors students,” said Honors Program Director Prof. Doreen Arcus, “and one of only a handful nationwide to engage in faculty-in-residence education.  This sends an important message to our students about their own potential and our commitment to nurturing it."

In an effort to integrate academic and enrichment activities into residential life, the Honors House will introduce Faculty in Residence Education (FIRE) to the campus. A faculty member will reside in Eames Hall to mentor students, host gatherings and foster strong connections between students and faculty.

The Honors House will house both male and female students and will include delivery of daily newspapers, a media area for viewing a film series, small group meeting spaces and recreational areas. 

In an effort to foster student-faculty connections, a faculty member will offer an informal presentation of a skill or interest outside of their professional area each week. Other advantages to the honors housing include teas hosted by the resident faculty member and field trips to plays, tours, concerts and points of interest. 

The Honors House will open in September 2008.  First priority in room assignment in the Honors House at Eames Hall will go to returning honors students. New students must be accepted into the UML Honors program with academic agreements completed prior to assignment to Eames.

UMass Lowell, with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. UML offers its 12,000 students more than 120 degree choices, internships, five-year combined bachelor’s to master’s programs and doctoral studies in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, the School of Health and Environment, and the Graduate School of Education. www.uml.edu

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