First-year Honors students are strongly encouraged to choose one of the two housing options reserved for the University Honors Program – Landis Hall and Jennie Murphree Hall. Living in Landis and Murphree Halls allows for both a stronger connection with other Honors students and close proximity to the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House, Strozier Library and multiple dining options.
Honors students may also apply to live in one of our numerous Living-Learning Community options.
In order to be eligible for this campus housing opportunity, it is important that students submit their housing application on time and as soon as possible. Please visit the University Housing website for more information about Landis, Jennie Murphree, Living-Learning Communities and deadlines.
Landis Hall was completed in 1939 and was originally designed as a Seniors Hall. The women in Landis had later curfew hours than underclassmen and had the special privilege of having a smoking parlor, the only one on campus. The building later became a co-ed and freshmen-only facility. Landis Hall is named for Cary D. Landis, who was an Attorney General for two terms for the State of Florida.
Mrs. Jennie Murphree was the wife of Dr. Albert A. Murphree, the first president of the Florida Female College from 1905-1909. Jennie Murphree Hall was a women's hall until Fall 2015 and is steeped in tradition.