Residential College

The Honors College is a residential college requiring all first-year Honors students to live in the Honors residence halls, listed below. The residential component of the Honors College fosters a comprehensive and transformative experience by combining community activities with courses and enhanced academic support. Honors students live with other similarly motivated students, developing lifelong friendships and engaging in academic, experiential learning, and social experiences that contribute to their personal and professional growth and development. Features of the residential college include:

  • State-of-the-art residence halls open exclusively to Honors students
  • A student-led community of learners, with student-crafted community standards and distinctive student-designed traditions
  • Dedicated Honors academic and advising support in close proximity, including the presence of a Faculty-in-Residence

 

Meet the Faculty-in-Residence:

Dr. Sheila Croucher

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Dr. Croucher is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies. Trained in comparative politics, Dr. Croucher teaches courses on globalization and its implications for political and cultural belonging, including: ethnonationalism, multiculturalism, transnational migration, and cosmopolitanism. Professor Croucher's scholarship explores the implications of globalization and migration for the form and content of nationhood, the changing nature of citizenship, and the tug and pull of cosmopolitan imperatives and patriotic attachments. Her most recent work focuses on privileged mobility in the Americas, and specifically the migration of native-born U.S. citizens to Mexico and Central America. She is the author of Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003, 2018), The Other Side of the Fence: American Migrants in Mexico (University of Texas Press,2009), Imagining Miami: Ethnic Politics in a Postmodern World (University Press of Virginia, 1997), and Blacks and the Quest for Economic Equality (co-author, Penn State Press, 2009), as well as dozens of journal articles and essays. She is a recipient of the Miami University Distinguished Professor Award (2013), College of Arts and Science Distinguished Educator Award (2009), and the Miami University Associated Student Government Outstanding Teacher Award (1998).Her hobbies include yoga, hiking, and gardening.

Dr. Carolyn Haynes

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Dr. Haynes is a professor of English and Senior Associate Provost at Miami University. She oversees liberal education, Howe Center for Writing Excellence, academic policy, academic program approval, strategic planning, space utilization, assessment of student learning, academic program review, and transfer and articulation. She is Miami’s liaison to the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission (which accredits the University). Prior to serving in this position, she was Director of the University Honors Program for ten years. Dr. Haynes is also past president of the Association for Integrative Studies, the national professional organization for the advancement of interdisciplinary studies, and she currently serves on the Publications Board of the National Collegiate Honors Council and as a consultant-evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission. She has taught over 20 interdisciplinary courses, and consulted at over 20 higher education institutions on issues relating to interdisciplinary learning, student development, honors education, and student learning outcomes assessment. Her hobbies include playing classical guitar, hiking and cooking.

Hillcrest Hall

Hillcrest Hall

Hillcrest Hall is one of three new additions to Miami’s LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) residence halls. It is conveniently located next door to Western Dining Commons. Just short walking distances away are the Armstrong Student Center and the Farmer School of Business. A significant departure from Miami’s traditional residence hall floor plan design, Hillcrest Hall is comprised of 8 individual houses. Each house is full of student requested amenities. Hillcrest Hall is designed using the latest safety features, including fire alarm and suppression equipment and electronic door access.

Building Amenities

  • Air-conditioned
  • Study
  • Large living room with fireplace and big screen television
  • Full-size kitchen
  • Cold beverage & snack vending
  • Recreational room
  • Washers & dryers with WebCardCenter on-line monitoring and notification service
  • Indoor bicycle storage room

House Features

  • Large, comfortably furnished living room with lots of natural light
  • Large flat screen television
  • Kitchenette
  • Study room
  • Private and shared bathrooms

Room Features

  • Twin-XL low-loft style bed with bed rail: 85″ x 36″ (80″ x 36″ mattress size) NOTE: dresser and bookcase will fit under the bed
  • Bookcase: 24″ x 15″ x 29.5″
  • Desk: 30″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Dresser: 30″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Mobile pedestal: 18″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Closet or wardrobe: 35 1/4″ x 23 1/4″ x 74 3/4″
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Mirror
  • Window shades
  • Ceiling lights
  • Small trash can
  • Recycling can
  • Environmentally-friendly, individually controlled thermostat for air-conditioning and heat (HVAC)
  • Overhead light and HVAC occupancy sensors
  • Six “arc-fault,” safety electrical outlets
  • Mini refrigerator

 


Stonebridge Hall

Stonebridge Hall

Stonebridge Hall is one of three new additions to Miami’s LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) residence halls. This hall is conveniently located next door to Western Dining Commons. Just short walking distances away are the Armstrong Student Center and the Farmer School of Business. A significant departure from Miami’s traditional residence hall floor plan design, this hall is comprised of 8 individual houses. Each house is full of student requested amenities. Stonebridge Hall is designed using the latest safety features, including fire alarm and suppression equipment and electronic door access.

Building Amenities

  • Air-conditioned
  • Study
  • Large living room with fireplace and big screen television
  • Full-size kitchen
  • Cold beverage & snack vending
  • Recreational room
  • Washers & dryers with WebCardCenter on-line monitoring and notification service
  • Indoor bicycle storage room

House Features

  • Large, comfortably furnished living room with lots of natural light
  • Large flat screen television
  • Kitchenette
  • Study room
  • Private and shared bathrooms

Room Features

  • Twin-XL low-loft style bed with bed rail: 85″ x 36″ (80″ x 36″ mattress size) NOTE: dresser and bookcase will fit under the bed
  • Bookcase: 24″ x 15″ x 29.5″
  • Desk: 30″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Dresser: 30″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Mobile pedestal: 18″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Closet or wardrobe: 35 1/4″ x 23 1/4″ x 74 3/4″
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Mirror
  • Window shades
  • Ceiling lights
  • Small trash can
  • Recycling can
  • Environmentally-friendly, individually controlled thermostat for air-conditioning and heat (HVAC)
  • Overhead light and HVAC occupancy sensors
  • Six “arc-fault,” safety electrical outlets
  • Mini refrigerator

Young Hall

Beechwoods Hall

Young Hall (formerly Beechwoods Hall) is one of three new additions to Miami’s LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) residence halls. Young Hall is conveniently located next door to Western Dining Commons. Just short walking distances away are the Armstrong Student Center and the Farmer School of Business. A significant departure from Miami’s traditional residence hall floor plan design, Young Hall is comprised of 8 individual houses. Each house is full of student requested amenities. This hall is designed using the latest safety features, including fire alarm and suppression equipment and electronic door access.

Building Amenities

  • Air-conditioned
  • Study
  • Large living room with fireplace and big screen television
  • Full-size kitchen
  • Cold beverage & snack vending
  • Recreational room
  • Washers & dryers with WebCardCenter on-line monitoring and notification service
  • Indoor bicycle storage room

House Features

  • Large, comfortably furnished living room with lots of natural light
  • Large flat screen television
  • Kitchenette
  • Study room
  • Private and shared bathrooms

Room Features

  • Twin-XL low-loft style bed with bed rail: 85″ x 36″ (80″ x 36″ mattress size) NOTE: dresser and bookcase will fit under the bed
  • Bookcase: 24″ x 15″ x 29.5″
  • Desk: 30″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Dresser: 30″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Mobile pedestal: 18″ x 24″ x 29.5″
  • Closet or wardrobe: 35 1/4″ x 23 1/4″ x 74 3/4″
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Mirror
  • Window shades
  • Ceiling lights
  • Small trash can
  • Recycling can
  • Environmentally-friendly, individually controlled thermostat for air-conditioning and heat (HVAC)
  • Overhead light and HVAC occupancy sensors
  • Six “arc-fault,” safety electrical outlets
  • Mini refrigerator