IC Honors FYI: Living in the Honors RLC next year!

22825_fullIt’s hard to believe that the time has come already to talk about housing for next fall, but the RLC selection process is already underway. Check out this message from Residence Director of Lyon Katie Hellmann about the process of living in the Honors RLC in Lyon Hall as an upper-years student and some of the benefits:

Much of what makes Honors and Lyon hall unique and great are the upper-year students who provide mentorship and leadership in the hall.  If that wasn’t enough incentive to at least apply to live in Lyon next year, here are another 4 reasons to live in Lyon next year:

1. You know your housing assignment sooner!  By living in an RLC, you get to pick your housing by MARCH 10th!! That’s almost three months before your peers do! Do you want to block house with others?  Well, it’s possible to room next to your friends during RLC selection without the hassle of applying or having someone assign rooms for you.  Double bonus!

2. Proximity: Lyon hall is super close to the academic side of campus, fitness center, and campus center.  With most of the academic school year occurring during winter, being close to these buildings sounds like a no-brainer to me.

3. Resources:  Compared to other halls, Lyon hall is STOCKED! Games, computers, kitchens, laundry machines, Keurig, kitchen supplies, oh my!  These resources are a huge bonus to living in Lyon.

4. Community: Let’s be honest here. The community in Lyon is AMAZING (probably because you are amazing people).  People are friendly, nice, and always willing to make new friends. We have more events and opportunities than other communities. The community in Lyon hall is so unique; why not come back and be part of this community again?


Here are the important things to remember:

 Application deadline is March 7th!!  Just because you apply, doesn’t mean that you have to live in Lyon. And just because you select housing doesn’t mean that you can’t change your mind later.  Honestly, I would recommend applying just to have a back-up plan!  Because if you don’t apply, than you can’t select later on.  Applications are through HomerConnect. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out a khellmann@ithaca.edu! 

IC Honors: Living in Lyon Next Year

  • Want to live with other friends in the Honors Program?
  • Would you like a living environment where exciting events happen every single week, but you can still chill and do homework with your neighbors?
  • Wish you could live in the quads even though you aren’t a first-year student?
  • How about living in the only building with two kitchens, two laundry rooms, three lounges, and a computer lab?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, consider living in Lyon Hall! Lyon is home to the Honors Residential Learning Community, which is an awesome place to live. The building, features, and location are great, but the community and people who live there are even better.

Here’s how to live in Lyon for Fall 2015:

  • Apply: Applications are posted on HomerConnect now! The deadline is March 17. Remember, applying is not a commitment to live there, but you can’t live there without applying. That means if you’re even considering it, apply just in case!
  • Get approved: March 21st approvals will be posted on HomerConnect. This is when you find out if you were approved to live in Lyon or not! Note that the “application” is really just a checkbox and the only reason you wouldn’t be approved is if we ran out of room.
  • Pick a room! On March 24th you can select into your room starting at 7 AM.