Ask a first-year Schreyer Scholar what they had the most questions about before arriving on campus, and chances are their answer will be “Honors housing.”
Would people study all of the time? Do you get to head out to other parts of campus? Will I make any friends?
Sound familiar? You can hear answers to those questions and watch current Scholars talk about their Honors housing experience on the " Inside the SHC" video.
Schreyer Scholars also talk about the Honors college being a small community within the larger university. We call it the living-learning community with Atherton and Simmons halls, part of the South Halls residence complex, being what anchors the Schreyer Honors College on campus.
A prime location in the heart of campus, situated near classrooms, recreational facilities, the student union, and downtown State College, Atherton and Simmons provide a dynamic home for the Schreyer Honors College.
Here’s a quick comparison between the two halls:
- Residence hall rooms: 292
- Suites: 10
- 9 Study Lounges
- Grandfather Clock Lounge (which also doubles as a meeting venue—and how about that grand piano?)
- 24-hour quiet Study Lounge (aka the “Zombie Lounge”)
- Rec Room (with ping pong, pool, air hockey and foosball)
- TV Lounge
- Laundry Room
- 2 Soundproof music practice rooms (1 with a piano)
- 24/7 Computer Lab (29 computer stations and 1 printer)
- Schreyer Honors College administrative offices, including the Dean’s Suite
- Residence hall rooms: Standard capacity is 717; maximum capacity is 766
- GLOBE (SHC special living option): 74 spaces including 1 RA and 1 SA
- 5 Study Lounges (3 in the GLOBE)
- 3 TV Lounges (1 in the GLOBE)
- Piano Lounge
- Cultural/Coffee House Lounge
- Rec Room with pool tables, foosball, ping-pong
- Laundry Room
- Mail Room
- Kitchenette (in the GLOBE)
- Gender-neutral water closets and bathrooms (in the GLOBE)