Honors Housing Options

Living in Honors housing is optional, but is encouraged because it offers a rich sense of community. Honors has several excellent housing options. Please note, though, that style of housing is not guaranteed. Placement is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fall 2016 Housing Development

For students applying for the 2016-2017 Academic Year please note that a new freshmen living-learning center is currently under construction and will be available for students beginning Fall 2016. This building will be centrally located on campus and feature amenities such as classrooms, common areas, a computer lab and more.  Please check back periodically as we update the details with renderings and additional information. 

In the meantime, you can view the progress HERE!

The Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center

Honors room 4

Honors room 1

  • Apartments: 2 bedroom (2 person), 2 bedroom (4 person), 4 bedroom (4 person), and studio-style (1 person)
  • Four state-of-the-art classrooms
  • Computer lab
  • Reading room
  • Large community rooms with fireplaces
  • Access to faculty member offices and meeting spaces in the building adjacent to student living spaces
  • Gardens surrounding the living-learning center providing additional educational and social space
  • Wireless network capability

Click here to view floor plans for Niemeyer.

Please note that space in the Niemeyer Learning and Living Center is very limited and usually goes quickly.


To be considered for Honors housing you must do the following:

  • Apply on the Housing website.
  • Complete the Meijer Honors College Application and be accepted into the program by the May 1 deadline.

Note: You must be accepted to Grand Valley before you can apply for housing or the Frederik Meijer Honors College.

Consider also other types of living/learning communities. In some ways, it is the best of both worlds to participate in Honors and live in a center which focuses on your greatest interests. See this page for the other living/learning community opportunities.

Online Housing Application