Gearhart Hall

The Honors College's home is located in the heart of campus, in a beautiful, 21,000-square-foot addition to historic Gearhart Hall. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects of New York City, a nationally renowned architecture firm, the Honors College wing  features study areas, rooms for honors seminars and a spacious student lounge (pro tip: best naps on campus!) A 216-seat auditorium below provides space for classes, lectures, film screenings and other events. Be sure to check out our  landscaped courtyard with the gorgeous Curvahedra sculpture –– Dean Coon holds office hours there in temperate weather! 

Hotz Honors Hall

Hotz Hall, renovated and updated in 2013 to house more than 400 first-year honors students, has been thoughtfully designed to foster a vibrant, 24/7 honors community. Hotz boasts a large space for relaxation on the main floor where students can gather to play ping-pong and pool, bake cookies, watch movies, and read near the fireplace. A music room, conference rooms and small theater is available for student use as well. The proximity of Hotz Hall to upper-level honors students housed in nearby dormitories creates opportunities for greater interaction between these groups, and the Honors College offers a wide range of programs, from Dinner with the Dean to Marvel movie marathons. For more information and floor plans, check out the University Housing page on Hotz Honors Hall.

Have a question or need to talk to Dean Coon? Contact us at honors@uark.edu or visit us in Gearhart Hall. Our friendly administrative staff will be glad to help you (and they keep the candy jar full!)