Henson Statue



University Honors is a gateway through which inquisitive minds encounter unfamiliar ideas, interrogate familiar ones, confront assumptions, grapple with uncertainty, forge connections, and chart new possibilities. Comprised of promising students, dedicated staff, and expert faculty drawn from all backgrounds and disciplines, our inclusive community of fellow explorers is united by a shared commitment to leading a life propelled by curiosity.

What is University Honors?

The Future of University Honors

In 2019, University Honors embarked on a multi-year initiative to transform its academic and student life programs.

At the heart of these efforts is an innovative, multidisciplinary curriculum comprised of thematically organized courses on topics of contemporary and enduring significance. These clusters and tracks of I-series courses and small seminars will be taught by teams of tenure-line and professional-track faculty drawn from across the university’s colleges and schools, as well as by area-experts from the Washington, D.C. area.

An expanded staff, greater faculty-student interaction, and a rebranding exercise will deliver the sort of robust cocurricular programming that builds community and provides meaningful experiences and opportunities for our students.

And during the 2021-22 academic year, University Honors will come to occupy purpose-built residential and program space in new buildings on North Campus.