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.
The University of Denver’s Honors Program fosters an intellectually engaged and vibrant community of students, staff, and faculty. It promotes a distinctive broad and liberal arts education that challenges students to cultivate depth in critical and creative thought, and facilitates students’ original contributions to intellectual life, their community, and their chosen field.
Opportunities for Honors at DU
In addition to participation in the Honors Program and receiving University Honors, students at DU may pursue other avenues for distinction, including Distinction in the Major, Dean's List and Hornbeck Scholars, Latin Honors, and membership in several Honor Societies.
Extreme Academics continues on Friday, March 29th at 4:00, location TBA with a panel of former Honors students who are now in graduate school and beyond. Come hear their insights and experiences about applying, gettin in, and getting the most out of grad school!
RSVP to Shawn Alfrey
Congratulations to Carlie Derouin, Dana Kiel, and Brandon Reich-Sweet, whose work has been accepted for publication in the journal, Scribendi. Carlie has also won their annual prize for poetry!
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Honors Students present at NCHC Conference in Boston read more
The Retreat was a blast!
Congratulations to Brittany Vincente, awarded the Preisendanz-Schmid Scholarship in honor of her contributions and exemplary work in the Honors Program!
Honors students host High School Model UN See Clarion article
Awards and recognition for members of the Honors Program, 2012 - Kudos!
Pizza and Advising
February 5 from 4:00-5:00 in Mary Reed 1
come get your advising and scheduling questions answered
before registration for Spring Quarter
Please RSVP to Shawn Alfrey
Romeo and Juliet at the DCPA
February 14 at 7:30
Dessert at the Market!
Please RSVP to Shawn Alfrey
Registration for Spring Quarter: Monday February 18
Pioneer Book Group
House of Leaves, by Mark Danielewski, is the next great book you'll be reading. Contact Gabe Goodman to learn more.
The Voltaire Society
From the Giver to War Horse, they've had a great run. What's next on the agenda?
Stay tuned. Contact Lanna Giauque with questions.
will launch its 2013 series of events with an Opportunities Fair, February 8 at 4:00 in the Craig Hall Community Room. For more information contact Shawn Alfrey or join the Extreme Academics group on Facebook.