The Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is an Honors Residential College. All Honors freshmen will be assigned to live in Griffis, Nunnelee and Hurst Halls (as space allows).

Griffis, Nunnelee and Hurst Halls provide the benefits of a dynamic social life and attention to academic excellence. Griffis is home to the Honors College’s main office. All three halls are located in the Zacharias Village - convenient to Sanderson Recreation Center, Mitchell Memorial Library, Colvard Student Union, dining, and academic buildings. Rooms in the Honors halls are modular (each has private baths). Special programming in the halls helps you to get to know your fellow students easily. Griffis, Nunnelee and Hurst are home to state-of-the-art classrooms.

Please note that if you wish to live outside of the Honors College halls, you must seek approval from the Honors College prior to the April 1 housing priority deadline by submitting the exemption form. Please be aware that if you request and are approved for an Honors housing exemption after the April 1 deadline, you will not be able to select a space to live elsewhere until all freshmen with a timeslot have selected their space.

If you wish to request a non-Honors roommate the MSU Housing Hosuing and Residence Life  will make every effort to assign the two of you together in Nunnelee or Hurst Hall, but these requests are not guaranteed and will only be honored if space allows.

The exemption form must be filled out and emailed to housing@honors.msstate.edu with the subject “Honors Housing Exemption Request”.


*Housing Priority is primarily based on a student's date of application to Mississippi State AND/OR their participation in a Living-Learning Community.