Students in the Honors Scholars Program at High Point University have the opportunity to live with fellow honors students in the Honors Living Community. This community is an academically-focused, resourceful living community located in Finch Residence Hall. Here, honors students live among other fellow honors students allowing for a mentoring atmosphere to be established.
The Honors Living Community is located in Finch Residence Hall. Completed in 1987 and renovated in 2006, Finch Hall houses 184 honors scholar students. The rooms are double and single occupancy and are arranged in suites; rooms in Finch feature a connecting bath with a walk-in shower. Each floor has a common lounge featuring study areas, plasma televisions, and comfortable furniture.
Every room in Finch is furnished with two beds (bunkable, standard size twin), dressers, desks with chairs, along with carpeting, ceiling fans, cable TV outlets and window blinds. As in all other residence halls, Finch Hall is wireless, handicapped accessible and laundry is free to residents. Residents of Finch share an adjoining bathroom (4 students per bathroom). Finch is a substance free residence hall. More information including room dimensions, layouts, and photos are available – Finch Residence Hall.
The residents of Finch Hall are actively engaged in living and learning together in High Point University’s Honors Scholars housing community. This community is an academically focused, resourceful living community. The students have access to a full-time Faculty-in-Residence to discuss academically related topics, to provide research help, and to create hall programs designed with an experiential learning focus.
The Salon is a key program within the community. It features a free-form space for intellectual engagement and creative play, sponsored by the Honors Scholars Program and open to the entire campus community. Like the 16th Century Italians who coined the concept, we self-consciously model ourselves after Horace’s definition of the purpose of poetry: to delight and educate. Salon is about intellectual cross-pollination as a mode of entertainment! We try to avoid the late 19th Century Parisian model as described by Bourdieu, in which competing salons came replete with a code of taste that defined and reified social position and political alignment. All faculty, students, staff, and guests are welcome. It’s informal: coming late isn’t a problem, nor is leaving early.
For Spring 2017 academic year, Salon meets nearly every other Tuesday at 5:00 on the 4th floor of York Residence Hall. This semester’s meeting dates are January 24, February 7, February 21, March 14, March 28, April 11, and April 25.
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