Meet the Staff

Shawn Lawson, Jr – Residence Life Coordinator

Email: shawn.lawsonjr@rutgers.edu

Taqiya Ehsan – Assistant Residence Life Coordinator

Email: te137@scarletmail.rutgers.edu

The Honors College opened its doors in 2015 and houses 500 first-year Honors College students every year. The Honors College draws its students from six undergraduate schools across Rutgers–New Brunswick and is centered in the new building, which includes seminar rooms, advising and administrative offices, faculty apartments, and large lounges and programming spaces on site in addition to housing for all first-year Honors College students. For more information about the Honors College, please visit: honorscollege.rutgers.edu

PrintType: Traditional Residence Hall

JoinUSNumber of Students: 542

FloorsIcon2Number of Floors: 5 (4 residential)

SizeIconAverage Room Size: Varies

AvailIconAvailability: First-year Honors College students

bag of chipsContract Type: Undergraduate Academic Year (Two semesters)

Adjacent to the new Academic Building and the classrooms on Voorhees Mall. The Honors College is also a short walk from the Student Activities Center and convenience store, the Rutgers Student Center, Brower Commons Dining Hall, the College Avenue Gym, Health Services, and both Alexander and Zimmerli libraries. Also within convenient walking distance of downtown New Brunswick and Easton Avenue shops and restaurants.

  • Air conditioning*
  • Vending machines
  • Wifi throughout the building
  • Laundry facility
  • Coffee bar
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Seminar rooms
  • Innovation lab/maker space
  • Honors College office suite
  • Building main lounge
  • Building study lounge
  • Active/working fireplace
  • Floor lounge(s)
  • Flat screen television(s) (with cable)
  • Pool table, Ping pong table
  • Communal kitchen with oven (no stovetop) (one in the building)
  • Communal microwave, sink
  • Communal bathroom (separated by gender)
  • Communal bathroom (gender neutral)
  • Silver LEED building (air conditioning ranges from 72-75 for cooling and heating)
  • Elevator
  • Ramp leading into building an entranceway
  • Automated building entrance doors

*Students living in air conditioned halls are encouraged to review our moisture control resources

What’s included in my room?

  • Twin extra long bed and mattress
  • Wardrobe
  • Dresser
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Microfridge
  • Window shades
  • Cable TV ready (in every room)
  • Wifi in bedrooms
  • Carpeted flooring
  • Beds have the ability to be bunked (not lofted)