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Laurel Honors House

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


For the fall 2016 semester, the Honors College is advising students in the Honors House to choose from the following courses.

  • One Honors section of University Seminar 1100 (a required course):
    • sections .H05, .H06, and H07 are specifically for Honors House students


  • One 3-hour or 4-hour Honors course
    • Example: Communication Studies 1310 (an inquiry into human communication)
      • COMM 1310 sections .H01/.HL1 and .H02/HL2 are specifically for Laurel Honors House students.
      • Please refer to the Honors College website for more information.

Faculty-in-ResidenceMichael Burns

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.

Honors group attending EvitaOut of Class Events2012-2013 Honors LLC

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. 

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To Join

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Community Requirements to Join Deadline Additional Requirements
Laurel Honors House Any major open until full Admitted to Honors College.

Honors Living-Learning Community