Traditional educational experiences are only part of the Honors Program at USD - there is a vibrant and energetic student community outside the classroom too.
The Honors Floor
One of the most popular parts of the Honors Program is the Honors floor, an entire floor in Beede Hall reserved for first-year Honors students. By indicating your preference to live on the Honors floor on your university housing application, you'll be joining your fellow Honors students in what is traditionally one of the most active, energetic, lively student communities on campus.
The Honors Association (HA) is the student organization on campus affiliated with the Honors Program. HA membership is made up of - and led by - Honors students who plan academic, service, and social events each semester. All Honors students are considered members of HA and are invited to the group's monthly meetings where they plan events like game and movie nights, BBQs, service projects, speakers, and faculty appreciation activities.
The Honors Lounge
Located in the Honors Program office suite in Old Main - one of the most historic buildings on USD's campus - the Honors lounge is a great place to hang out between classes, do some studying, meet up with friends, and even catch a quick nap on one of the couches. The Honors lounge has a few computers for students to use as well as free printing for Honors students. The coffee is usually on and the chess board is always ready for a game.
Pizza and Profs
As a way to encourage students and faculty members to get to know each other even better, the Honors Program sponsors Pizza and Profs. The professor or a group of students can come to the Honors Program and set up a Pizza and Profs get-together, where the Honors Program will provide the pizza while students and faculty provide the conversation. The only catch is that it must take place outside of the class's normal meeting time; this helps students and faculty to get to know each other outside the academic setting.