Tour of Hopkins House

Welcome to Hopkins House!

The beloved haven of the Honors Program.


Hopkins House is named after Gerard Manley Hopkins, a great Victorian poet and Jesuit.

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

By: Gerard Manley Hopkins

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I dó is me: for that I came.

I say móre: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is —
Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.

Hopkins House is a great place for students to come to study before or after class, converse with their fellow honors students, meet with Father Clancy, or just relax! It provides a homey break from the dorm life on campus.


---------- The First Floor ----------


The first floor features an open and comfortable common area. Students are often found studying here or locked in discussion about some intriguing topic from class or otherwise. Students also often eat lunch in this space or socialize between classes. Hopkins House is available to honors students 24 hours a day, and students can be found here at almost any hour - whether that is holding class dinner, meeting for a group project, or just studying.

During the holiday season, we pick out and decorate a real tree to give the house some holiday spirit!

The first floor also features one of the house's many computer stations. Right next to Father Clancy's office, this a great place for students to study or to work on any projects or essays for class. The house printer (free printing for honors students!) also calls the first floor home.

Computer Printer


The kitchen is a great space for students to cook class meals or acquire a nice cup of coffee or tea before heading to class. Probably the most common kitchen activity though, is baking! Students are often found baking tasty treats for honors students to enjoy in Hopkins.

---------- The Second Floor ---------

The main room on the second floor is known as the seminar room. Various honors classes are held here, at the single long table, providing an excellent space for promoting discussion during class periods. This room also houses many of the Honors Program books, including resources on subjects from Catholic theology to existentialism to philosophy of biotechnology. In addition to classes, this room is also used for studying, eating meals, and socializing with honors classmates.

RedRoom GreenRoom

Two other study rooms can also be found on the second floor: the creatively named, "red room" and "green room." Each room contains a computer and  more books - those that couldn't fit into the seminar room! The "red room" also has a piano, where students like to practice for class, pleasure, or both!

---------- Mt. Olympus ----------

The third floor, more colloquially known as Mt. Olympus, provides students with two more computer work stations. These areas, though high up, can be some of the best for studying because they are much freer of the noises and distractions of friendly and conversational honors students.



Mt. Olympus also houses multiple couches, a flat screen TV and a VHS/DVD player for watching movies and sharing in each other's company. Not to worry, there is also a quite extensive movie collection, including movies such as "With Honors," "The Day After Tomorrow," and "Billy Elliot."

Hopkins House is here to support students and provide a "home away from home" right here on Gonzaga's campus.