The Arts & Sciences Honors Residential Academic Program (A&S Honors RAP) is open to honors-qualified students (academic top 10% of incoming class; 3.3 GPA for continuing students). Incoming 1st-year honors-qualified students receive a Welcome Letter from the A&S Honors Program inviting them to participate in the A&S Honors Program. 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 students are not guaranteed a spot in the Arts & Sciences Honors RAP Smith Hall. Housing applications and assignments are a product of the Housing Office. Applications are processed first-come, first served based on the date of the completed Housing application.

It is strongly recommended those incoming first-year students (and their parents) who are interested in the Arts & Sciences Honors RAP read Honors RAP FAQs and Honors Program FAQs.  It’s a great primer on how to get involved.

To apply:

Once you confirm your attendance to CU Boulder, students must complete their online Housing application and identify the Arts & Sciences Honors RAP as your first choice of community and Smith Hall as your first choice of Halls as early as possible to ensure your best chance for being assigned to be part of our community.  Admission to the program is determined by the receipt date of the housing application. Housing applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fall Housing Application

  • Please visit the Housing and Dining Services Housing Assignments page for general information on how to apply for on-campus housing.
  • For questions about housing and the housing application process please contact Occupancy Management at 303-492-6673 or
  • You will be notified by Housing (not the Honors RAP) of your housing placement in the Honors RAP Smith Hall.

Congratulations on your academic achievement and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall!