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The Honors Program at DU

The University of Denver offers a challenging Honors Program for talented students who seek an advanced liberal education, lively dialogue with their peers and faculty on important issues, study abroad in first-rate universities, and inspiring in-depth work in their majors. The aim of the program is to challenge students to cultivate strong habits of critical thinking, creativity, and scholarship and to offer close support for advanced work. Students in the Honors Program have the best of both worlds: the small classes and close community of a liberal arts college and the opportunities and resources of a research university.

Our community is composed of around 350 talented and motivated students who reflect all majors and diverse interests. They are involved in all aspects of university life, often participating in the Pioneer Leadership Program, and other LLCs and organizations on campus. Many join us as already accomplished Boettcher Scholars. Most students also choose to live on the Honors floor. Upon successfully completing the program, our students graduate with University Honors. Along the way, they benefit from a stimulating academic and social community that allows them to make the most of their undergraduate experience.


Congratulations Honors graduates! Awards and recognition for members of the Honors Program, 2014 - Kudos!

Upcoming Events

First Year Honors Student Orientation 
Monday, September 1 at 9:00 in Lindsay Auditorium - parents welcome

Honors BBQ
Wednesday, September 10 at 4:30 - a BBQ on the Mary Reed West Terrace to meet new friends and connect with old ones

Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Thursday September 18th at 7:30- the CSO at the Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Center for Performing Arts
RSVP to 

Pioneer Book Group
This year Ryan Carson and Carlie Derouin, with Gabe Goodman's help, will guide the book group.  Stay tuned!

The Voltaire Society
Interested in helping plan the fun for next year?  Please contact Shawn Alfrey for more information on The Voltaire Society.

Voltaire Presents
What kind of films would you like to see?  Help organize this year's film festival.

Extreme Academics
Will launch its 2014 series with a brief informational meeting about Fellowship opportunities.  TBA.  For more information contact Shawn Alfrey or join the Extreme Academics group on Facebook.