First-Year Honors Housing Community

First-year Honors students are invited to live in our First-Year Honors LLC in Sutherland Hall on upper campus. Our Living Learning Community (LLC) is a diverse and dynamic group of 400 first year undergraduate students from across the world who want to make the most of their Pitt experience.

We recommend our first-year Honors Joint Degree-seeking students live in the first-year Honors LLC to start their Pitt experience. Although the first-year Honors LLC is open to all incoming students, priority acceptance is given to students who have been accepted into the Honors Joint Degree program.

The first-year Honors LLC starts you off on the right foot at Pitt, linking you with like-minded peers, student and staff mentors, and Resident Assistants (RAs) who are fellow Honors College members.

Other advantages of the first year Honors LLC are:

  • Getting to know students with a diversity of majors, minors, and academic interests. It's like having 400 potential tutors in every subject imaginable!
  • Up-close access to the Honors College, its staff, and its faculty fellows.
  • Programs that are both intellectual and social – and take you off-campus and into the world.
  • Living with like-minded students who respect one another, the concept of community, and the importance of academics and intellectual life.

Whether eating together at the Perch (the dining hall in Sutherland Hall), planning a pizza night with a faculty member, attending a football game, raising funds for a non-profit, studying, competing in the building-wide Great Sutherland Mystery, or participating in a floor intramural event — you're sure to have everything you need for a successful year.

Sutherland Hall has air-conditioned double rooms with semi-private bathrooms. There's a TV lounge and study room on each floor. Sutherland also offers access to a community piano, ping pong table, fitness center, laundry facility, and four common study and programming rooms. Sutherland Hall also has a made-to-order grill and sandwich counter, the Hill O'Beans coffee shop, a 24/5 Quick Zone convenience store, a computer center, and a student mail center.

For more information and a floor plan of Sutherland Hall, visit Panther Central. Questions? Email Parker, the Manager of Honors Housing. 

Honors First-Year Orientation

Attend Honors First-Year orientation to get accustomed to Pitt and your living learning community. 

First-Year Honors LLC Application

Learn more about the living learning community application.