Honors Housing: A Community for You

The Honors College is proud to offer two residence halls for Honors students. Rawlins Hall is available to freshmen 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.

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 Sarah Ryan Sarah Ryan (She/Her)

Faculty-in-Residence for Honors Hall
Sarah Ryan is an attorney, Associate Professor of Information Science, and Director of the Law Librarianship Program at UNT. In 2018-19, she clerked for Hon. Victor A. Bolden, United States District Judge (Connecticut). Her 2020 article on judicial interpretation of the First Step Act drug resentencing law was featured in The New York Times and The Crime Report, and cited in Supreme Court briefs from the 1st, 6th, and 11th Circuits. Dr. Ryan was a founding editorial board member of the international journal Energy Research & Social Science and is a current editorial board member of the Law Library Journal. Dr. Ryan has published in Communication, Gender Studies, Information Science, Law, and Public Affairs. She is author of Empirical Legal Research Services (2022) and co-editor of Dialogues Across Diasporas: Women Writers, Scholars, and Activists of Africana and Latina Descent in Conversation (2012). Dr. Ryan’s favorite class to teach is applied research methods because she gets to share her joy for archival research, semi-structured interviewing, surveying, participant observation, and more. She, her wife Jen, and their twins George and Della love to visit libraries, museums, splashpads, and ice cream shops.