Honors dorm or regular dorm?

March 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

Should a student elect to live in the Honors dorm?

My daughter has been accepted to the Honors Program at one of her 6 colleges.  They give her the option of living on the Honors floor (which unfortunately is not in one of her top 3 dorm choices).   Or, she can just take the honors curriculum and live elsewhere.  Caveat:  the honors floor is only an option for freshman year at this college because most upperclassmen live off campus, so this is a one-shot opportunity.

One of my regrets about my college experience is that I did NOT join either the honors program or the honors dorm at Stephens College.  As a high school senior, I got it in my head that the program was elitist.  In retrospect, I’m jealous because the students in that dorm developed stronger relationships with each other and with the college, relationships that continue even 30 years later.  ‘Birds of a feather flock together.’  So my bias is to encourage my daughter to go the honors dorm route.


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