Ilium Residential College is home to our Sophomore Honors students (est. Fall 2018). Ilium is a vibrant, tight-knit community of scholars who share a commitment to rigorous intellectual and academic achievement. Ilium builds upon the experience Honors students had during their freshmen year in McCarthy. Students engage in programs and conversations that promote innovative thinking and challenge them to explore all branches of knowledge. Students living in Ilium have direct contact with Faculty in Residence as well as other faculty, staff, and experts across disciplines. Unique experiences in this Residential College include connecting students to research opportunities as well as focusing on community building and the holistic development of high achieving students in their second year at USC. Ilium Residential College will create a peer network of student scholars who are successful in balancing involvement in academic and social activities.