Honors Housing: A Community for You

The Honors College is proud to offer two residence halls for Honors students. Rawlins Hall is available to freshman Honors students. Honors Hall is available for upper classmen. Honors College students registering for housing are encouraged to select Rawlins Hall or Honors Hall; however, spaces are limited and the Halls may be full.

Early Move-In

  • Honors students living in UNT residence halls may move in a day before regular move-in/Mean Green Move-In.
  • To sign-up for early move-in for the upcoming fall, please complete the "2024 Early Move-In & Pre-Flight" survey under "Honors College Student Life Information" on the UNT Honors College Canvas page. If you are participating in Honors Early Move-In, you will not need to sign up for a move-in time through Housing’s ePortal.
  • Early Move-In on Thursday, August 8 from 9:00-4:00 PM is available for all Honors College students in all UNT residence halls.

Honors Housing Options

First-Year Students

Honors College first-year students are given priority in the housing registration process for Rawlins Hall. All first-year Honors College students who plan to live on campus, should select Rawlins Hall on their housing application.

To learn more about Rawlins Hall, visit the UNT Housing site.

Transfer and Upper Class Students

Honors Hall is suite-style living available to upper class members of the Honors College and transfer students.

To learn more about Honors Hall, visit the UNT Housing site.


Both honors housing options are home to a faculty-in-residence. The faculty-in-residence provide opportunities for student to interact with professors outside of a classroom setting. Faculty-in-residence host programming for students, and can often be found in study lounges and common areas.

Headshot of Wesley Phelps Wesley Phelps (He/Him)

Faculty-in-Residence for Rawlins Hall

Wesley Phelps is an associate professor of history and director of undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas, where he teaches courses on recent United States history and queer history. His research focuses on how democracy operates at the grassroots level and how marginalized groups of people have struggled to participate in the democratic experiment. His book, A People’s War on Poverty: Urban Politics and Grassroots Activists in Houston, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2014. Phelps’ new book, titled Before Lawrence v. Texas: The Making of a Queer Social Movement, was published by the University of Texas Press in February 2023. He is also the creator of a 10-episode podcast series titled “Queering the Lone Star State,” which chronicles landmark legal cases in the struggle for queer equality in Texas. He is currently the Faculty in Residence in Rawlins Hall, where he lives with his wife, Devon, a middle school teacher.

Headshot of Frances Perkins Frances Perkins (She/Her)

Faculty-in-Residence for Honors Hall

Frances Perkins is an accomplished writer, director and producer of film and video. She received her B.A. in Film Studies at University of California Santa Barbara, and her M.F.A. in Film Production at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. With 20 years of teaching experience at the university level, Frances has been a Principal Lecturer in Media Arts at the UNT since 2016, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate producing and writing courses. She won UNT campus-wide teaching awards in 2018 (CLEAR Outstanding Online Teaching & Course Award) and 2023 (President’s Council Teaching Award), as well as grants for online teaching and mentoring.  Frances leads a Study in America trip to New Mexico each Summer, where Media Arts students visit soundstages, TV and radio stations, and famous filming locations.  She owns Northtown Productions with her screenwriter/director husband Troy, who teaches screenwriting in Media Arts at UNT. In her spare time, Frances likes to read, paint, sew and bake, even winning UNT’s 2022 Best of the Nest Cookie Fest in the Simply Delectable category with a Chewy White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread cookie.