Honors Program members frequently gather at the Matthies House, the campus home of the University Honors Program named after Dr. Roland C. Matthies, Vice President and Treasurer Emeritus of Wittenberg University. He and Mrs. Maxine M. Matthies lived in the house for many years.
The Matthies House provides a "home away from home" type of environment for students who need a change of scenery. Conveniently located on Alumni Way near Thomas Library, the Matthies House offers access to comfortable study lounges and meeting rooms, a kitchen with hot and cold beverages, popular board games, and a computer lab with printers, network access, and helpful reference books. Access is gained by use of an entry code given out at the beginning of each semester, so students can (and do) use the facilities around the clock. What is offered within the house differs greatly from the other facilities open for homework and studying around campus, making the Matthies House a special benefit for the Honors community.
Thanks to generous donors, the Matthies Honors House received a facelift in the summer of 2019 that included a new roof, gutters and painted trim for the exterior along with an interior update with new paint, carpet and flooring throughout the house. Special thanks to the Matthies family for the donation of a front porch swing that has become a popular spot for Honors students and their friends to “hang out”!
817 Woodlawn Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504