Living in Milton has allowed me to continue spending time with the close friends I've made in the Honors College while fostering new relationships with freshmen. The building is beautiful and practical with plenty of places to both study and play. The Milton Daniel community as a whole is comprised of the brightest and best TCU students. Drawing from different colleges across campus, residents of Milton Daniel are both academically diverse and fun in social situations. One of the best things about living here is the incredible range of personalities TCU Honors students have. It's a blast to be around such fun people!
David Stout, Milton Daniel Hall Honors House
Hello, prospective Miltonian! My name is David Stout, Milton Daniel Hall Director, and I'd like to share with you a few thoughts on how your life may be changed for the better by two words: Milton Daniel.
The John V. Roach Honors College has partnered with Housing and Residence Life to create a completely unique on-campus residential experience for Honors students at TCU. Inside the newly-renovated Milton Daniel, you'll find our beautiful Great Hall with comfortable furniture and large windows overlooking sand volleyball courts and our outdoor amphitheatre, study lounges on each floor, and glass study pods and numerous lounging spaces on the third floor. Milton Daniel gives each of its residents extra resources and opportunities to achieve academic excellence.
However, studying is not the only aspect of life for Milton Daniel residents! The building is also equipped with numerous flat screen TVs, a game room and library, a projection screen in the garden level for movie nights, and a community-enhancing room layout. A staff of 11 Resident Assistants and a full-time, live-in Hall Director (me!) is here to assist you in any way and to help plug you in to the communities within the building and at TCU. So far Milton Daniel has played host to its first annual Yule Ball, a FrogFilm competition for student filmmakers, and many other building-wide socials, all driven by student ideas, vision, and creativity. What will take place when you live here, and what role will you play in building traditions in this beautiful new building?
Thank you again for your interest in Milton Daniel and the John V. Roach Honors College. We can't wait to meet you and help change your life, one day at a time!
Hannah Paul, Assistant Hall Director; Milton Daniel Honors House
I was excited to be selected as a Assistant Hall Director in Milton Daniel Honors House. Not only is the building beautiful, but the community in Milton Daniel is one of the strongest I have witnessed on a college campus. The fact that the residents are in the Honors College gives them common ground to initially bond over. There are almost always people in the study lounges, the Great Hall, and the basement. Also, the upperclassmen on the third floor serve as excellent resources for the freshmen.
We have had some wonderful Honors programs in the hall; Milton has become a great place to host both social and academic events. For example, in December, the Hall Council organized the Yule Ball in which they decorated the Great Hall with lights, a Christmas tree, and ornaments, then had a huge dance party. Well over 100 people attended and danced the night away. It was amazing.
Overall, the residents have really made Milton their home and take pride in it. I have loved being a part of the Milton Daniel community and really value the relationships I have made.
At first, I was hesitant about living in the Honors House because I thought it would be filled with boring students who only enjoyed studying and never socializing. I was extremely wrong. People around campus have heard of the bonds the "Milton Family" has formed and are envious of the relationships we have built. There is never a dull night. You can always find people studying in the study lounges, but if you're looking for more of a relaxed setting, the basement is filled with people playing foosball, baking cookies, or watching movies.
Aside from the wonderful community in Milton, the actual dorm itself has exceeded my expectations. Having study rooms dedicated to each wing of the building is something no other dorm at TCU has. It creates an environment that makes students want to study. It is often quieter than the library! Also, the lounges located on each floor make it easy for you to meet new people and to feel as if you are at home.
Overall, the best thing about living in Milton Daniel is the people. Honors students at TCU are well-rounded; they are not just at the top of their classes, but they are down to earth and enjoy socializing and getting involved. Within the "Milton Family," there are athletes, sorority and fraternity members, and student government leaders. Many people may think of Honors students as "geeky," but in fact, it is the opposite here at TCU.