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My daughter absolutely loves living in Smith Hall! As a parent, her living situation has given me peace of mind knowing that she is safe, content and living with students who strive to do their best and have a similar mind set. - Julie, Smith parent
Smith Hall and HRAP have provided me a platform to meet my best friends, smaller sized classes that have given me the opportunity to form close relationships with my professors within the large institution. –Shauna Montoya, Resident & Student Leader
I have absolutely loved my time in the Honors RAP. –Nadyah Spahn, Resident and Student Leader
Honors RAP, located in Smith Hall, is a challenging, supportive and inclusive co-educational living-learning community open to honors-qualified students, both freshmen and continuing students. In fact, continuing students are encouraged and have the opportunity to become student leaders within Honors RAP, helping shape the program and mentor incoming students.
By becoming part of the Honors RAP community, you will surround yourself with other bright, highly motivated students, enjoy small seminar-style classes, and have the opportunity to work closely with Honors faculty. Through its classes and its extra-curricular activities, Honors RAP integrates the diverse disciplines of the College of Arts and Sciences with the opportunities and challenges of real world experiences. In short, we aspire to offer the best educational experience possible to qualified CU undergraduates.
If you are honors-qualified, we invite you to join our community.
In addition to the Honors RAP, there are a number of other excellent RAP options.
A limited number of scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need and/or who contribute to a diverse and inclusive community in the Honors RAP. Students who wish to be considered for a RAP fee scholarship must contact the Honors RAP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arts & Sciences Honors Residential Academic Program (RAP) is open to honors-qualified students. Incoming 1st-year honors-qualified students receive a Welcome Letter from the A&S Honors Program inviting them to participate in Honors. Being in the Arts & Sciences Honors Program qualifies you to join the A&S Honors RAP; a separate Honors RAP qualification is not required.
Honors-qualified students are not guaranteed a space in the Honors RAP, located in Smith Hall. Housing applications and assignments are a product of the Housing Office. Applications are processed per the process described on Housing's website.
It is strongly recommended that incoming first-year students (and their parents) who are interested in the Arts & Sciences Honors RAP read Honors RAP FAQs and Honors Program FAQs.
Once you confirm your attendance to CU Boulder, students must complete their online Housing application and identify Smith Hall as your first choice of Residence Hall and Honors/HRAP as your first choice of living experience.
Please visit the University Housing application process page for general information on how to apply for on-campus housing.
Congratulations on your academic achievement and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall!