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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, 2013 - Kudos!

Upcoming Events

Entering First Year student Honors Orientation

Monday, September 2 at 9:00 in Lindsay Auditorium - parents welcome

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

Thanks to Lanna Giauque for her planning and guidance this year.  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 of events with an Opportunities Fair TBA  All students who want the chance to build their academic resume are invited to participate.  For more information contact Shawn Alfrey or join the Extreme Academics group on Facebook.