Residence Life

Theme Housing

Whether you are an academically-focused student looking to connect with like-minded peers in our honors program or with students majoring in math and science, or you want to deepen your knowledge of other cultures through the International Connection, our theme housing areas can help you find your ideal living experience.

Click the links below to learn more about our theme housing programs


Residential Honors

Students in the University’s Honors Program have the option to live among their peers in Powell Residence Hall.

This hall, a co-ed building consisting of four single-sex floors, blends new and returning students in an effort to promote an academic experience. Along with an Honors lounge, students have access to an honors faculty-in-residence, who lives in the building and hosts weekly Honors tea sessions.

To request a place in the residential honors program, please list honors housing in Powell Residence Hall as your first preference on the Housing and Food Service Contract on Web Advisor and fill out our online pre-registration form. This can be done before you know for certain if you have been accepted in the Honors Program.

There are a limited number of spaces available in honors housing; residents will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

International Connection

Have you ever thought about rooming with someone from a different culture? With students from 50 countries around the world, UE’s rich global diversity offers the unique opportunity to broaden your horizons without ever leaving campus.

Sign up for one of these two options in the online housing application on WebAdvisor

International Roommates

The international roommate option is open to students in all residence halls.

International Connection

Geared primarily for first year students, this distinctive floor community offers the opportunity to live in a globally diverse environment.

International students and students from the USA are paired as roommates and live within the International Connection. This community is designed to build strong roommate relationships, enhance multicultural communication, and encourage a sharing of insights and experiences as a group. Workshops and group activities help develop personal levels of cultural competence and increase intercultural understanding.

Located on the first floor of Moore Residence Hall, the International Connection is made up of a group of students who share resources related to language, culture, and diversity topics. Participants also have personal access to the Global Diversity Resource Center in the lower level of the hall. This room has resources from around the world, including books, magazines, DVDs, and a region-free DVD player.

What will you gain from the International Connection?

  • A unique living and learning experience offering personal growth and insights
  • A greater understanding about your perceptions of intercultural issues
  • The ability to understand and adapt to cultural differences
  • Enhanced communication skills and a global perspective
  • Resources for recording and reflecting on your experiences
  • The possibility of a lifelong friendship that spans across the globe (you might end up with some wonderful places to visit!)

Those interested should indicate interest on the Housing and Food Service Contract on Web Advisor and fill in this quick online survey.

Students in Math and Sciences

Students who major in areas within the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics may live among their peers in a community located on the first floor of Moore Residence Hall. The Students in Math and Science (SIMS) floor community is a co-educational living space that provides a mutually supportive academic environment where students with similar interests and career goals have the opportunity to live and learn together.

The community is made up of new and returning students wishing to live in an environment with other students with similar academic demands and time commitments. SIMS offers a convenient first floor location with group study and lounge space in the Moore Hall basement. Faculty from involved departments will be connected to the floor organizing study sessions and departmental and community socials in addition to regular residence hall programming.

There are a limited number of spaces in the SIMS community. To apply, please indicate interest on the Housing and Food Service Contract on Web Advisor and fill out the online registration form. Applications will be reviewed by coordinating faculty members for placement of new and returning students.