Visit the Honors College

Choosing a college is an important decision. We invite you to come and see for yourself why The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College may very well be your best choice. A visit will help you better understand our program, the curriculum, the benefits and exhilarating opportunities available to you. You can see our magnificent campus, The Honors College Lab, Study Lounge, and Study Room. Even better, you will have a chance to meet our faculty and staff and discuss your interests and goals and to probe deeper into the Honors application process.

Honors College Lab

The lab includes both PC and Mac computers, a printer (with ink and paper supplied by the Honors College Office), and other supplies. The lab overlooks the CHSS building and the soon to be completed state-of-the-art Biology building. The Honors College Lab is available exclusively for Honors students via an access code provided upon acceptance. 

Honors College Lounge

The lounge includes a white board, conference table, comfortable seating, a small dining area, a refrigerator and microwave, and a coffee bar for students. The lounge is located near the lab so students can study where they feel most comfortable. The Honors College Lounge is available exclusively for Honors students via an access code provided upon acceptance. 

Honors College Study Room

The study room is located in the Newton Gresham Library on the fourth floor. The study room includes a conference table, chalk board, and the exclusive Adams reading collection. The Newton Gresham Library also has a computer lab, copy room, and a Starbucks. The Honors College Study Room is available exclusively for Honors and Graduate students via an access code provided by the NGL Reference Desk. 

Visit us in person!

Read more below about opportunities to visit us.

Honors College Open House

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College Open House is a campus event that provides prospective students and their parents the opportunity to learn more about Honors at Sam Houston State University.  Presentations and informal conversations with Honors faculty, academic advisors, and Honors College Student Ambassadors will include information on the following topics:

Applying to the Honors College

Academic Scholarships

Honors Seminars

Honors Student Life

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Co-Curricular Honors Experiences

Honors Residence Life Opportunities

The Honors College Open House is scheduled during Saturdays at SAM, the SHSU college preview day:

Saturday, March 23, 2019


Olson Auditorium, Academic Building IV

For additional information, contact the Honors College at or 936-294-1477.

For Saturdays at SAM information, view the Visitor Services website at


One-on-One Visit with the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College Staff

Prospective students and their families are more than welcome to schedule an individual visit with the Honors College Dean or an Honors College Advisor. A meeting with our staff can provide you with more insight into the admission process and with the opportunity to learn more about The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College. To visit, it is preferable to make an appointment to ensure the availability of staff and to avoid busy dates. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, year round with the exception of campus holidays. If you want to schedule an appointment, contact the Honors College Office by phone (936-294-1477) or email

While on campus, you may also want to attend a SHSU Campus Tour and/or on-campus housing tour. You can sign up at the SHSU Visitor's Center or by reserving online at

Virtual Visit

As you have already seen, you can learn a lot about our college, the curriculum, the activities and special programs, plus all the benefits of an Honors education on this webpage.

You can even get a glimpse of our faculty, students, and alumni, by reading our award winning digital newsletter, The Dialogue.


For directions to the Honors College Office located inside Academic Building 4, please click HERE.

For directions to the Visitor Center Parking Lot*, please click HERE.

*To park here, you will need to get a visitor's pass from the Vistor's Center next to the Estill Building.


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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email:

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