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Laurel Honors House

Located in Laurel hall, Honors House is open to any student (regardless of major) who has been accepted to the Honors College. Check the Honors website for details and application instructions.

Students in Laurel Honors House take the following courses together in the fall semester:

Honors University Seminar 1100 (a required course), and a 3 credit-hour or 4 credit-hour Honors course of your choice.  


Student Spotlight: Logan Stinnett

Logan is a Sound Recording Technology major from Liberty, Texas. A fun fact about Logan is that he can play over 10 instruments!

How did the LLC help you transition from your hometown to Texas State? It has provided a comfortable and friendly environment-- much like my friend group back home. I really enjoy being able to hang out with all of the other students in the Honors LLC in the Laurel lobby.

How has the LLC helped you academically? I enjoyed the “Meet the Professor Night” because of getting to meet the people who work the Honors College outside of the residence hall.

Who is your favorite professor and why? Professor Vaughn Baltzly, my Philosophy professor, because he provides a fun and interactive learning experience, making it easier to succeed in that class.


Honors House Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Michael Burns is the faculty member-in-residence for the Laurel Honors House. He lives in a separate apartment in Laurel hall. Dr. Burns is Assistant Chair & Basic Course Director for the Department of Communication Studies. He is an avid TV watcher, Olympic fanatic, and is currently trying new restaurants in Austin and San Antonio. He loves to travel and loves to visit family and friends.

Working as a faculty in residence has made me a better professor and person. I consider myself lucky to live and learn with such amazing students in the Honors House.  I love coming home after work each day to a lobby full of smiling and energized residents; the energy is contagious and motivating. The LLC feels like a family; it never feels like a job.


Out of Class Events

Students in the Honors House have enjoyed attending Texas State theater productions, night time trips to the Texas State observatory, getting tips on the Honors thesis, the ropes course at University Camp, midnight floats on the San Marcos River, attending the undergraduate research conference, Dean's List receptions, improv comedy, slam poetry, getting involved in the Honors Student Association, ultimate frisbee, and more.


Honors Living-Learning Community