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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.


 graduating seniors

                      Congratulations Honors graduates!
Awards and recognition for members of the Honors Program, 2019 -Kudos link to come!

The Voltaire Society 
Voltaire is going strong!  Contact the Voltaire Society with questions or comments. 

The Book Group
The Book Group's book for fall quarter is There There, by Tommy Orange. Contact Kiana Marsan or Erin Macritchie for more information.

Extreme Academics
For information on our workshops, visit the Extreme Academics webpage and the Extreme Academics group on Facebook.  

Upcoming Events

Honors Orientation - 9/2 from noon to 1:00 in Lindsay Auditorium in Sturm Hall.  Parents welcome.  Lunch provided.

Honors BBQ - 9/26 from 4:30-6:00 on the Mary Reed circle

Honors Retreat - 10/4 to 1:00 10/6 at YMCA Camp of the Rockies - charter bus, lodging, all food provided.  We'll leave at 4:30 Friday and be back by 1:00 on Sunday

Pizza and Advising - 10/7 from 4:00-5:00 in the lounge on the Honors floor, Centennial Halls 10S

Improvised Shakespeare  - 10/25 at 7:30 in the Garner Galleria Theatre, DCPA