Welcome to our Honors Program

Incoming first-year students of high achievement and promise will be invited to apply after their admission to the College. First-year students with successful fall semesters also may apply.

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Grow as a thinker and leader

Cultivate skills in collaboration, independent study, and life-long learning.

Students work in the Karpovich room

Be inspired and challenged

Join a community of curious, highly motivated faculty and students.

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Research, discover, and synthesize

Explore the connections between different subjects, and find new ways of understanding the world.

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Learn outside the classroom

Visit museums and cultural sites; attend lectures, performances, and concerts; and travel to new places.

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Our Honors Program might be right for you if...

...you are curious. You ask questions, you value learning about many subjects, and you like when your learning extends beyond the classroom.

...you are up to a challenge.  You don’t take the easy route, and you take responsibility for your learning.

...you are excited.  You want to be part of a close community of faculty and scholars, and you’re drawn to the life of the mind.