Uncommon Residence: New Honors Facility Coming 2024

The University of Florida Honors Program is thrilled to announce plans for a new, state-of-the-art Honors Residential College. A partnership with VMDO Architects and UF Residence Life, construction at the new location on Museum Road is expected to begin in 2022. The facility will include living spaces for 1400 students, classrooms, a maker studio, art spaces, a reading room and hammock garden, among other features.

"This facility will allow our students to cultivate interdisciplinary skills and meaningful relationships through increased access to resources.” 

The new facility comes at a time of transformation for the Honors Program, which has doubled its staff in the past two years to better serve its growing student population.

“Our new residence hall will help us build the Honors community in partnership with UF Residence Life’s Living Learning Communities,” says Honors Director Dr. Mark Law. “In a direct reflection of our program’s values, the facility will allow students to challenge themselves in unique spaces with enriching classes taught locally. They will have the opportunity to connect with Honors staff for informal advising and discussions on-site, as well as cultivate interdisciplinary skills and meaningful relationships through increased access to resources.”

The current Honors Residential College at Hume Hall has served as the Honors residence since 2002. Hume will become housing for non-Honors students after the new residential complex is completed.

Images: VMDO Architects, PC

Rendering of art studio space

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