If you're an incoming Michigan Tech student and you're interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, consider living in the Pavlis Living and Learning Community (LLC)! You'll have just enough in common with the other residents to make connections—you're all interested in the Honors College and want to get the most out of your time at Michigan Tech—while living in a diverse community of majors, backgrounds, and experiences.
- You'll have your own sections of HON1150: Creating Your Path. In this course, you'll learn life design methods to create a path to help you achieve your personal educational, career, and life goals.
- While the hall is for first-year students, we'll introduce you to students who have already lived in the LLC, are in the Honors Pathways Program, and want to help you make your stay (and Michigan Tech as a whole) as rewarding as possible. If you have a question about your classes, are feeling homesick, or need help figuring out the washing machines, you'll have a friendly face and a voice of experience.
- You'll make connections throughout the Michigan Tech community and beyond with (optional!) activities throughout the year for you to get to know your hallmates, other Pavlis students, staff, faculty, and industry partners. From casual movie nights in the hall to professional networking sessions to the annual Pavlis chili cook-off, there's something for everyone.
The Pavlis LLC is on the ground floor of Wadsworth Hall and offers traditional (two-person) and suite-style (two-person with attached bathroom) rooms.
An award-winning hall
Just two months into its first year, the Pavlis LLC won the September 2019 Best Residential Community, regional level award from the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH). The nomination letter from Michigan Tech Residence Education and Housing Services encapsulated so much about what makes our community special:
Read the nomination letter
"The Pavlis Honors College came to Residence Education and Housing Services a couple of years ago and proposed a true living-learning community on the Michigan Tech campus. They had a dream of a group of pre-admission honors college students who would live together and uphold the values of the Pavlis Honors College as they explored their major, the university, the College, and themselves.
The Pavlis LLC opened this semester and has been thriving in the month of September. The community includes about 70 residents and 2 Resident Assistants living in traditional and suite-style rooms. This group of first-year students has had outstanding participation in community events and Michigan Tech Traditions. During Keweenaw Day, our celebration of clubs and organizations, the Pavlis Honors Community filled up an entire school bus heading to the event, making sure that no one was left behind.
The community has also been active in self-governance and regularly spends time thinking about their values. In the month of September, they have been working with their RAs and the faculty and staff in the college. They ended up planning a college-wide event which builds on their values for meaningful relationships, reflection, and personal growth.
Just last week, a group of students from the Pavlis LLC participated in the homecoming cardboard boat race. They worked collaboratively throughout the week to build a boat out of only cardboard and duct tape. I was happy to see them launch the boat as part of the race. As the boat began to sink, they didn't give up. And as it continued to sink, they chose to laugh about it and have fun. They demonstrated the Pavlis Honors College value for flexibility and agility. As the boat began to sink, they did not treat it as an obstacle to their goal of having fun and being together.
This community is led by two stellar Resident Assistants, Lucinda and Anderson. They have provided great leadership and mentorship for the community. Through the month of September, I have been impressed to see the residents grow and take ownership of the community. I see the hard work that they put in to support each other and the larger Michigan Tech community. The Pavlis Honors College values each individual and what they bring to the table. This community demonstrates this every day as they include everyone, build each others' strengths, and engage with the community around them."
How to Apply
- Apply for pre-admission to the Pavlis Honors College. On your application, indicate your interest in the
- (If you're on the fence, say you're interested! Official acceptance won't happen until April.)
- If you're accepted, watch your email for information on how to connect with others interested in the LLC. That will make the roommate matching process easier.
- During roommate selection, choose your roommate and get ready to join the Pavlis community!
"The Pavlis Honors College values each individual and what they bring to the table. [The LLC] community demonstrates this every day as they include everyone, build each others' strengths, and engage with the community around them."
Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls award nomination