We strive to make UF feel like a smaller place. You will find your colleagues, friends, and study partners here!
We do a lot to create community. Hume Hall is our residence hall where we partner with residence life in creating programming. The Hume Area Council works with the Student Honors Organization (SHO) to put on programs for Hume residents. You don't have to live in Hume to attend and all Honors students are welcome at SHO events.
We have a number of student organizations you can get involved with. These range from more official groups to clubs with a short life span that get started around an interest area. If you have an interest, start a group!
What Hume Means to Me!
Don't take it from us, find out what students say. We had a competition this spring for students to share their thoughts on Hume. Winning entries are below.
Hannah Calderazzo's First Place Essay:
David Yonker's Second Place Video:
Leah Palmer's Third Place Essay and Sketch:
The Honors Living Learning Community
The Honors program prides itself on developing a community of scholars - students interested in taking on a challenge and fulfilling their potential. We take community building seriously, and encourage students to take part in Honors activities outside the classroom. One of the major assests we have for this is Hume Hall, the Honors Program Living and Learning Community. Hume is populated mostly with our new incoming frehsmen. It's a great place to meet friends that are also serious about academics and a place to get your college career off to a great start!
Completed in Fall 2002 and dedicated on Sep. 6, 2002, Hume Hall was designed as a residentially-based academic community. The facility integrates the housing needs of Honors residents with facilities, staff and programs in support of the Honors Program. The Honors Residential College at Hume Hall is the first facility in the U.S. designed and constructed specifically in support of a residential college concept. The facility includes two residential buildings housing 608 residents; a commons building; a multimedia-capable classroom; a faculty office; small group study space; a large activity room; the Student Honors Organization office; and a 24-hour information desk. Single- and double-room suites with bathrooms surround a floor lounge. Bathrooms are cleaned by Housing custodial staff. A new study lounge equipped with comfortable seating for individual study, two private rooms for group study, and a private conference room for student group use opened in 118 Hume in late fall 2010. A piano, donated in part through the Get Up and Give campaign on behalf of the Honors Program during fall 2013, was delivered to Hume Hall in early spring 2014.
Hume is organized into 9 houses, each with two Resident Assistants and one Faculty mentor. Houses compete to earn the house cup awarded each semester. Points are awarded for academic involvement and attendance at Honors and Hume events. Classes are offered late afternoons in the Hume classrooms.
The Hume Salon series in the classroom will bring in speakers from across campus to discuss opportunities for Honros students to get involved in their areas.
Getting a Spot in Hume
Please note - Honors students are not required to live in Hume.
UF Honors Program students report that one of the most enjoyable part of their first year is living with fellow Honors students in the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall. This living learning community (LLC) is a highly sought after part of the Honors Program experience; however, based on space limitations, not all Honors students are guaranteed a space in Hume. Placement of Honors Program students into Hume is controlled by the Department of Housing and Residence Education, and Housing places students in Hume and other LLCs based on Housing application dates. For this reason, we encourage all potential Honors students to apply for Housing as early as possible. Housing will accept applications as soon as a future Gator has applied to the university. Housing applications can be created at http://hms.housing.ufl.edu.