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Honors Housing

Pickerl Hall and Burford Hall are the primary Honors residence halls for incoming Honors students. Returning Honors students may live in Pickerl Hall or an Honors floor in 500 Wabash. Honors students are not required to live in Honors housing; however, choosing to reside in an Honors living-learning community gives Honors students opportunities to develop friendships and form study groups with peers from all different majors in the Honors College. 

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Pickerl Hall and Burford Hall

First-year Honors students have the opportunity to live in an Honors community in Pickerl Hall or Burford Hall. Benefits of living in Honors housing include:

  • Living with and around other Honors students
  • An Honors Resident Assistant (RA) lives on each floor
  • Private bathrooms
  • Central air conditioning
  • Quiet hours on each floor
  • Floor lounges for studying and hanging out
  • Programming space for Honors events
  • Close proximity to the Hulman Memorial Student Union, Dede Plaza and the ISU Fountain, and the Sycamore Dining Hall
  • A short walk from most classroom buildings
  • The Honors College has offices in Pickerl 110 (main office) and Burford 113

For more information, including floor plans, please visit the Residential Life website: Pickerl Hall  •  Burford Hall


500 Wabash

Returning Honors students are invited to live on an Honors floor in 500 Wabash, which is located one block away from campus. 500 Wabash gives Honors students entering their second, third, or fourth year at ISU an opportunity to continue living on a floor with other Honors students in an apartment-style residence hall with private bedrooms and fully furnished living rooms and kitchens. Most apartments have four bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and two bathrooms.

For more information, including apartment floor plans, please visit the Residential Life website: 500 Wabash 


Honors Housing Eligibility

Honors housing is a very popular choice for both incoming and returning Honors students. Incoming students who are interested in living in Pickerl Hall or Burford Hall will increase their chances of being assigned a room in an Honors community if they apply to the Honors College early and complete their Residential Life housing applications in a timely manner. Only Honors students are eligible to live in Honors housing, so Honors students who request to live with non-Honors roommates will not be assigned rooms on an Honors floor. Due to high demand, it is still possible that an eligible student will not be assigned a room in Pickerl Hall or Burford Hall.

Housing assignments for returning students are determined during the spring semester; therefore, a student’s cumulative grade point average at the end of the fall semester will be used to determine Honors housing eligibility. Honors students in good standing will have first priority to live in Pickerl Hall and 500 Wabash. To be in good standing, you must have a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average and a 3.0 grade point average within your Honors curriculum classes.

Residential Life handles all final housing assignments, including roommate requests and changes. For more information about Pickerl Hall, Burford Hall, 500 Wabash, or completing a housing application, please contact Residential Life at (812) 237-3993.


Greg Bierly, Dean

Pickerl Hall 110
Indiana State University
812.237.3676 fax

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM