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.

The Hills Honors Living Center

  • Apartment style--2 persons per room with kitchenette and full bathroom
  • North campus
  • Vibrant Honors freshman community--an ideal way to start your Honors experience at Grand Valley
  • Spacious common areas
  • Close to many campus facilities, including food service and non-Honors classroom buildings
  • Honors staff office hours in the building
  • Wireless network capability
  • Meal plan included

Click here to see floor plans for Hills.

Testimonials from students living in Hills:

"I enjoy living in Hills Honors Living Center because our dorm reaches out to one another. We almost always have open doors welcoming others in. It has been an awesome transition into college while getting to know other freshmen so close by!" - Ann Smit

"Living in Hills has been amazing! It combines the traditional college dormitory experience of rooming with someone else and the freedom of having a kitchen and your own bathroom. Hills, unlike Niemeyer, is by all the other Freshman dorms and most of my classes, which is great for hanging out at night with friends or sleeping in a little bit longer before class. The memories I've made,and laughs I've had with my friends at Hills are some the best times I've had at GV so far; and I believe Hills Honors Living Center is one of the best places to live as a Freshman." - Grace Couture

The Pickard Living Center

  • Suite style--2 persons per room sharing a bathroom with an adjoining suite
  • North campus, adjacent to Hills
  • Vibrant Honors Freshman community--a wonderful way to begin your Honors experience at Grand Valley
  • Spacious common areas and community kitchen
  • Close to many campus facilities, including food service and non-Honors classroom buildings
  • Wireless network capability
  • Meal plan included

Click here to see floor plans for Pickard.

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