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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 to Cameron Hickert, member of the first class to head to Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar

Honors graduates! Awards and recognition for members of the Honors Program, 2015 - Kudos!

The Voltaire Society 
Voltaire is going strong!  Everyone's getting ready for the Sherlock exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on January 30, and Voodoo Comedy and Donuts is coming up on February 12.  Contact the Voltaire Society for more information. 

Extreme Academics
The schedule for Winter and Spring quarters is on the Extreme Academics webpage and the Extreme Academics group on Facebook.

Upcoming Events

Fritz Scholder:  Super Indian at the Denver Art Museum 1/15 at 5:00, followed by dinner at Mad Greens 

Honors Banquet with guest speaker Associate Professor of English Billy Stratton  1/27 from 6:00-7:30 in Craig Hall Community Room

Pizza and Advising 2/1 from 4-5 in Mary Reed 1

Stories on Stage:  True Story at Su Teatro Theatre Center 2/21 at 6:30, with dinner beforehand at El Noa Noa

Ice Skating at Keystone Lake 2/28, with charter bus, lunch and skate rental included