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Robert D. Clark Honors College

What is the Robert D. Clark Honors College Community?

This is a community designed for students to interact with faculty members, peer advisors, and visiting scholars, in addition to other honors students. Honors college students have an academic home in Chapman Hall and a residential home in Global Scholars Hall and Bean Hall, which offer dynamic learning environments with a variety of living and learning spaces. Many honors college classes, especially those most often attended by first year students, are held in classrooms within the residence halls, and both academic and social events take place within the residence halls on evenings and weekends.

Why should I choose the honors college community?

Choosing the Academic Residential Community for the Clark Honors College puts you in a living environment with fellow honors college students, many of whom will be taking the same first-year courses as you. Returning students serving as resident assistants in the community are also students in the honors college. They are a wonderful source of information and can provide tips and tricks on how to approach honors classes, as well as balancing social activities with your workload. This community focuses on providing honors students with increased access to academic resources, as well as supporting the development of well-rounded students through social programming.

What amenities does the community feature?

  • Faculty member in residence
  • Learning commons, study rooms, and undergraduate research faculty and peer advisors
  • CHC Student Association events
  • Academic peer advisors
  • Social events with honors college faculty, such as cooking pancakes and playing ping-pong

Which classes will we take?

There are no ARC-specific courses. Students will enroll in their regular Clark Honors College first-year curriculum.


This community is currently located in Bean Hall and Global Scholars Hall. Please note that Academic Residential Communities can be moved to different residence hall buildings if the size or need of the community changes.

Who is eligible and how do I apply?

Only students who have been admitted to the Clark Honors College may be a part of this Academic Residential Community. The median, unweighted high school GPA for students accepted to the program is 3.92 on a 4.00 scale. Complete the application to apply to both the honors college and the University of Oregon. Once accepted to the honors college community, GSH residents may apply to concurrently be a member of the Global Engagement community. Bean residents may apply to be a member of the Health Sciences community.
  • First - Apply for University Housing and select Robert D. Clark Honors College on the "Community Preference" section.
  • Second - Complete the "Community Questions" section on the housing application. This will ensure that the faculty director will be able to review your application to live in this community. The faculty director will be in contact with you before summer to determine your placement in this community.
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