Honors Halls- Árbol de la Vida and Yuma
From Contemporary to Classic
Choose to live in a vibrant community of honors students who will challenge and inspire you. Discover and expand your interests and passions, delve into new ideas, and share your sense of social responsibility with like-minded students. You’ll thrive in a supportive yet challenging environment—one in which you will grow personally and academically.
Contemporary- Árbol de la Vida Hall
Contemporary Árbol de La Vida, a Global Honors Community, will be home to 719 honors students in the fall of 2011. With its bold architecture and modern finish, Árbol de La Vida (Tree of Life) is comprised of five buildings, connected by bridges, ranging from four to six stories in height. Students share double rooms on elongated corridors interspersed with study rooms, informal gathering lounges, community bathrooms and many spaces, large and small, for community activities.
A strong sustainability ethic is present, including roof-mounted solar panels for water-heating, low-flow water fixtures, room sensors to reduce energy consumption in unoccupied rooms, and large windows that open for direct ventilation and provide abundant sunlight.
Classic- Yuma Hall
Classic Yuma Hall, an architecturally significant building on the National Register of Historic Places, will continue to be a popular home for 184 honors students. Students share double rooms with built-in features including a sink. Community areas bring residents together in the cozy sunken living room, library, large multiple-space study lounge, recreation room and courtyard. Learn more from Yuma residents on the Yuma hall video posted on Yuma hall description page.