Upperclass Honors Housing

Interested in shaping your living community? Want to be surrounded by students from diverse academic backgrounds who are intellectually engaging? Then apply for Upperclass Honors Housing. Information including all deadlines, details, a FAQ section and the content of the application will be available in late November and the actual application will be available right before winter break. Questions? Contact Kristin DeLuca in Honors Housing at hhousing@pitt.edu or 412-624-8633. Applications will be due in late January/early February (exact date TBA)

Application

Available here in mid-December

Eligibility

Please note the following requirements for applying to Upperclass Honors Housing:

  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of one term at the University by the time of application.
  • Preference is given to applicants with a 3.25 GPA; applicants with GPAs below a 3.25 will be considered, but should answer the optional GPA question in the application.
  • Applicants must have a Housing Guarantee (check with Panther Central for more information on the Housing Guarantee).  Students without housing guarantees cannot be considered for Honors Housing.
  • If applying with suitemates, everyone must be the same gender & complete a separate application, which are considered individually. There is a part of the application where you are asked how you want us to consider your application if one or more of your suitemates are not accepted.

 

The Process

This application process occurs before the traditional room selection that is based on your lottery number.  What that means is that if you apply and are selected for Honors Housing, you forgo the typical room draw lottery process.  In fact, you will have already selected and committed to where you are living and who you are living with. Until that point it does not affect your regular lottery number, so there is no harm in applying.

  • Complete the online Upperclass Honors Housing application by the established deadline (TBA)
  • Complete the Housing Application through Panther Central and pay the housing deposit by the established deadline (TBA) *preferably complete it before you apply for Honors Housing; housing guarantee is forfeited if the Panther Central application is not completed by the deadline. 
  • Notification regarding selection into Upperclass Honors Housing will occur in early February via email (exact date TBA) and, if accepted, you will be asked to complete an electronic agreement shortly thereafter (exact date TBA) committing to Honors Housing. 
  • Honors Housing Apartment/Suite Selection will be an in-person process in February (exact date TBA).  Selection times will be pre-assigned and only one member of each group will need to be present, but paperwork will need to be signed by all roommates in advance. If selected for Honors Housing, you will already know the building & type of space – example 3-person apartment – you’ve been assigned to, but will select the exact suite location at this event and divide rooms among suitemates.

 

The Housing Options

There are two Upperclass Honors Housing Communities at Pitt:

  • Brackenridge Hall: located centrally in the Schenley Quad, home to 210 students with three-, four- and five-person suites, most with common spaces and micro-fridges
  • Forbes Craig Apartments: primarily junior housing that is located across from the Carnegie Museum and is home to 102 students in two- and three-person apartments

Please review the building details below before applying to avoid any confusion.

About the buildings

The Forbes-Craig Apartments and Brackenridge Hall collectively accommodate approximately 310 sophomores and juniors. These communities are places where students can continue to develop friendships, learn from the scholarly diversity that surrounds them, and support one another as they hone their academic and intellectual interests.

Brackenridge Hall

brackenridge

 

Brackenridge Hall is part of the Schenley Quadrangle. It houses 210 upperclass students in four- and five-person suites. Each suite features a MicroFridge and a private bathroom. There are also a few single and double rooms that do not include a MicroFridge. Laundry facilities and a large commons area are located in the penthouse.

Click the following link to view a representative floor plan:
Brackenridge Hall floor plan

Forbes-Craig Apartments

forbes-craigLocated directly across Forbes Avenue from the Carnegie Museum of Art, near the corner of Craig Street, the Forbes-Craig Apartments house 102 upperclass students in 39 furnished apartments with single and double bedrooms. One Honors College staff member resides in the building and serves as Housemaster. Forbes-Craig residence offers basic cable television in each living room and an internet connection in each bedroom.

Click the following link to view a representative floor plan:
Forbes-Craig floor plan

About Upperclass Honors Housing

The sophomore and junior honors communities are located in the Forbes-Craig Apartments and Brackenridge Hall. These communities are places where students can continue to develop friendships, challenge one another, learn from the scholarly diversity that surrounds them, and support one another as they hone their academic and intellectual interests.

The residential honors communities depend on the maturity and the creativity of their members. The continued success of these communities is truly the result of the people who have lived there. In return for your commitment to these communities, the University of Pittsburgh and the honors college are dedicated to making your experience a rewarding and special one.

The Residential Honors Communities at the University of Pittsburgh are both similar to, yet different from, traditional college residences. They are similar in that they are places for fun, personal growth, and meeting peers. They're places where students can unwind, relax, and enjoy collegiate life outside of the classroom.

The Honors Communities are not retreats from the intellectual life of the University. Instead, the Honors Communities are central to the intellectual life of the University. They are places where students can further explore intellectual topics from the classroom and beyond.

The Upperclass Honors Communities are a diverse and dynamic group of undergraduate students. Residents hail from every corner of the globe, represent practically every major and have a great many different interests. Despite these differences, all these students share commitments to academic excellence, student involvement and responsible living.

Since this living experience is student driven, the Honors College is looking for students who have the maturity and the creativity to help make this place continue to succeed. Successful applicants usually display the following:

  • A commitment to academic excellence. Preference will be given to students who maintain an average of a B+ or higher (3.25 GPA).
  • A commitment to the continued development of this living environment. This includes active involvement in the fostering and implementation of projects for the community.
  • A commitment to service in the surrounding community.
  • A commitment to responsible living. This includes a respect for oneself and the other members of his or her living community.

In return for your commitment, the University of Pittsburgh and the University Honors College is committed to making your experience a rewarding and special one!

 

 

<h1>Upperclass Honors Housing</h1>

  <h3>Application Process</h3>

  <ul>
  <li><strong><font color="red">Currently accepting applications</font>
  <li><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDJmM3hseGlTWncybndpSDFyWWdhREE6MA#gid=0" target="_blank">Apply Now</a>
  </ul>
  <h3>Eligibility</h3>

  <p>Please note the following requirements for applying to the Upperclass Honors
  Housing:</p>

  <ul>
    <li>Applicants must have completed a minimum of <strong>one term</strong> at the
    University by the time of application.</li>

    <li>Preference is given to applicants with a 3.25 QPA.</li>

    <li>Applicants must have a <strong>Housing Guarantee</strong> (check with the
    <a href="http://www.pc.pitt.edu/housing/index.html" target="_blank">Housing
    Office</a> for more information on the Housing Guarantee).&nbsp; Students without
    housing guarantees cannot be considered for honors housing.</li>
  </ul>

  <p>Please review the building details below before applying to avoid any confusion. If
  you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lute White, Coordinator of
  Honors Housing, by email at <a href="mailto:llw5@pitt.edu">llw5@pitt.edu</a> or phone
  (412-624-8633).&nbsp;</p>

  <h3>About the buildings</h3>

  <p>Between the Forbes-Craig Apartments and Brackenridge Hall, the sophomore and junior
  honors communities accommodate approximately 310 sophomores and juniors. These
  communities are places where students can continue to develop friendships, challenge
  one another, learn from the scholarly diversity that surrounds them, and support one
  another as they hone their academic and intellectual interests.</p>

  <h3>Brackenridge Hall</h3>
  <img src="/sites/default/files/brackenridge185x185.jpg" width="185" height="185" style="float: right;" />

  <p>Brackenridge Hall is part of the Schenley Quadrangle. It houses 210 upperclass
  students in four- and five-person suites. Each suite features a MicroFridge and a
  private bathroom. There are also a few single and double rooms that do not include a
  MicroFridge. Laundry facilities and a large commons area are located in the
  penthouse.</p>

  <p>Click the following link to view a representative floor plan:<br />
  <a href="http://www.pc.pitt.edu/housing/floorplans/brackenridge.html" target=
  "_blank">Brackenridge Hall floor plan</a></p>

  <h3>Forbes-Craig Apartments</h3>
  <img src="/sites/default/files/forbes-craig185x185.jpg" width="185" height="185" style="float: right;" />

  <p>Located directly across from the Carnegie Museum of Art, the <strong>Forbes-Craig
  Apartments</strong> house students of the University Honors College. The 39 furnished
  apartments accommodate 102 upperclass students in single and double bedrooms. One
  honors college staff member resides in the building and serves as housemaster. Forbes
  Craig offers basic cable television in each living room and an internet connection in
  each bedroom; sprinklers and regularly scheduled fire drills for fire safety.</p>

  <p>Click the following link to view a representative floor plan:<br />
  <a href="http://www.pc.pitt.edu/housing/floorplans/forbescraig.html" target=
  "_blank">Forbes-Craig floor plan</a></p>