The Honors Program offers its students the opportunity to live in dedicated Honors housing. Two hundred first and second year Honors students live together in the Honors Living and Learning Center in Shenandoah Hall, a residence hall that opened on the East Campus in Fall 2009. The Honors Living and Learning Center provides experiences and facilities for high achieving, highly motivated, and intellectually curious students to live and work together with one another, with other Honors students, and with faculty members to explore their mutual interests in learning and discovery, promoting the intellectual culture that is at the core of the Honors Program’s vision and mission. Intellectual engagement is the primary driving forces in programming for the Honors Living and Learning Center.
Shenandoah Hall is air-conditioned and provides wireless internet access. It is located next to a new dining hall and is across the street from the university's arboretum. Entering freshmen are encouraged, but not required, to live in the Honors residence hall. Honors students who come to JMU planning to live with a non-Honors student may be able to live in the Honors residence if space permits.
All housing inquiries should be referred to the Office of Residence Life at 540-568-4663.