Honors Living-Learning Community
The Honors Living-Learning Community, for first-years and sophomores in Straz Tower, is at the heart of Core Honors. Offering students the opportunity to integrate their social and academic lives through informal and formal Honors programming, the LLC supports academic success and fosters life-long friendships. Straz Tower, on the southeast corner of campus, offers numerous amenities, including air-conditioning; a dining hall; private bathrooms; the Rec Plex, one of Marquette’s two gyms and fitness centers, downstairs – and some of Milwaukee’s most beautiful city views. The building is also just across the bridge from Sensenbrenner Hall, where students have round-the-clock access to study and use of the Honors suite. If you’re coming to campus for a visit, be sure to tell Admissions that you’re interested in Honors and would like to see Straz. If you contact the Honors office directly, we may also be able to set up a personal Straz tour with a current Honors student.
Incoming First Years: Find out more about choosing Straz as your top choice on the Office of Residence Life First Years Webpage.
Sophomores: Find out more about choosing Straz as your top choice on the Office of Residence Life Second Year Webpage.
Student Perspectives on the LLC
"We're all here to help each other and support each other."
"I love living in the Honors LLC because it’s almost as if I’m living with extended family. I have classes with multiple people on multiple floors. So I have support not only in the classroom, but also outside -- which is especially needed sophomore year as a BISC major! We often bond by stressing over O-Chem and Anatomy together."
"Being a part of the Honors LLC, I have an entire community with whom I am very close. I feel like if someone I meet is in Honors, we have a mini-bond already. The people I met in Honors living in the LLC my freshman year are my best friends today in my junior year."
"It's really nice to live on the same floor as Honors sophomores and Honors RAs who can help answer questions. I also enjoy the LLC because it's nice to live close to people who have the same academic goals as myself."
"Straz offers spacious rooms with private bathrooms and great common areas to build community. Not to mention, easy access to the gym and the made-to- order stir fry and salad right downstairs."
"The Honors LLC has made me lasting friends and given me both an academic and social confidence I don't know if I'd have had I lived elsewhere."