Completed in 2002, the Burnett Honors College was designed for the express purpose of providing for the educational needs of students and their faculty. Given state of the art equipment, it strikes an exquisite balance of comfort and style, creating an atmosphere where students can learn within comfort. Within its 10,250 square-foot interior are housed multiple classrooms, faculty offices, a computer lab, and even a reading room designated for studying.
The honors college houses 5 small classrooms with class sizes capped at 20 students, with the exception of English writing capped at 15 students. These classrooms are not just for Honors classes though, we also house graduate classes and others as well. Each classroom also contains a variety of student art work.
Faculty are aided by the multi-media equipment within the classrooms as well, including projectors, touch screens, wireless mice, VCR, CD-R, LCD flat panel touch screens, full audio, and a DVD player. All of the classrooms also provide wireless Internet connections and now support recording video presentations straight to a USB drive. For instructions, click here.
Have you ever walked through The Burnett Honors College garden? Maybe you sat down there for a relaxing lunch or just took a seat to take in all its beauty? The garden was designed for relaxation and quiet meditation. Over the past decade the garden has undertaken a few different face lifts culminating in what is now more beautiful than we could have ever imagined!
The garden also has a pond full of beautiful and colorful Koi fish making it a true oasis for our students. You may even find a professor teaching class.
LOBBY & OFFICES
The central hub of the honors college, the lobby is marked by its large gallery of art and constant student activity. The offices of The Burnett Honors College house the Dean, Associate Dean, Directors, and all of the support staff that maintain the day-to-day operations of The Burnett Honors College.
The Reading Room is the Honors College designated quiet study area for Honors students and houses all of our Honors in the Major Theses. It also includes a small kitchen with a mini refrigerator and microwave for student use, multiple couches and tables to ensure many students can work simultaneously, wireless Internet connection, the unabridged Oxford English Dictionary, and a Grandfather clock which was purchased by Dean Stearman and former Associate Dean Dr. Stuart Lilie to commemorate Honors becoming a college in 1998.
Honors students have exclusive use to two private computer labs on campus, one housed within the Honors College, and the other housed within The Knights Plaza Tower III. Both labs contain workstations which are 3.2 GHz computers with 8 GB RAM, 19″ Ultra Sharp flat panel monitors with USB, 512 MB video card, CD-RW Drives, DVD-Rom Drives, and a 250 GB HD. Lab monitors check IDs with an integrated student database system. All of the computers run Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for virus and malware protection. They also run Windows 7 64-bit and the Macs run OS 10.5. Free printing is available to students.
The Honors College Computer Lab
The Honors College Computer Lab contains 40 workstations, a scanner, two dual core 2 GHz Macs, and three network printers. The building’s network is supplied with redundant 10 Gig feed running into 4510 Cisco switch, providing the building with a high-speed network that is reliable. Software programs include AutoCAD, SPSS statistical software, Office 2013 including proofing tools for over 50 languages, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Math Cad.
The Knights Plaza Tower III Computer Lab The lab contains 18 workstations, free black and white printing, color printing (limit 10 per day), internet access, and great software! Software programs include AutoCAD, SPSS statistical software, Office 2010 including proofing tools for over 50 languages, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CS5, Adobe Premiere Elements, and Math Cad. Only Honor students who live in Towers 3 have access to this lab.
Campus Housing has designated Tower III at Golden Knights Plaza as The Honors Living-Learning Community. There are 250 beds available, which will house both new freshmen as well as returning Honors students. The layout is four single-occupancy bedrooms, sharing 2 bathrooms, a common living room, and a complete kitchen.
The Towers are wired with Ethernet connections, so each student has a computer line. In addition, Tower III offers 11.5 month contracts, to allow students to make the most of their summers at UCF. Students who are not able to house in The Honors Living-Learning Community will reside in other residence halls or off-campus.