University officially opens Honors Residence
Students and officials at the University of South Carolina gathered on the lawn of the Honors Residence earlier Friday (Sept. 25) to celebrate the grand opening of the new home to more than 500 students in the South Carolina Honors College.
The program featured Dr. Kirsten Kennedy, director of University Housing, Dr. Davis Baird, dean of the S.C. Honors College, President Harris Pastides and Rohail Rashid Kazi, the hall government president for Honors Residence.
The remarks emphasized the building as an example of the university’s commitment to sustainability and to creating living-and-learning communities that help students succeed.
“Amazing things happen when the connections that students and faculty have move outside the classroom,” said Baird. “You can graduate with a 4.0 and earn a degree, but if you don’t get to know your professors, you will not get an education. We look forward to a great deal of interaction when students and faculty connect in this wonderful new space.”
Pastides said the best thing about the Honors Residence living-and-learning community is the students.