Yes! UI honors students take advantage of a variety of options among communities and living groups, including the McCoy Hall Community
(10th and 11th floors of Theophilus Tower, especially for freshmen) and Scholars LLC. Honors Program members have priority in reserving rooms in McCoy and Scholars LLC residences.
Living in McCoy offers first-year students the advantage of meeting and living with other students who maintain high academic standards, and who also are interested in being involved in extra-curricular activities and campus life. McCoy residents enjoy shared academic, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities. McCoy is an alcohol-free living community. Incoming University Honors Program (UHP) freshmen receive priority for reserving space in McCoy.
The Scholars Living Learning Community
is designed for high-achieving students from all academic programs. Living in the Scholars LLC provides shared academic, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities. Scholars is designed to encourage studying and community interaction in the main floor common area, which has a large kitchen and dining area, fire nook, game room, living room, and study rooms. Above the main floor community areas are three floors with two- to five-person suites designed with a shared living area, bathroom, and kitchenette that open into individual rooms. The Scholars Living Learning Community consists of single-sex suites, which are located on co-ed floors.
A 3.3 college grade point average or above is required for acceptance into the Scholars LLC and applicants should be interested in participating in extra-curricular activities and campus life. Priority housing assignments will be given first to continuing Scholars LLC residents, then to University Honors Program students and residents of McCoy Hall. Other students with 3.3 college GPAs may reserve rooms when the "Any Hall, Any Room" renewal and reservation period begins.
Continuing residents are allowed a one semester 'grace' period if their GPA falls below the minimum criteria.