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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.

News

 zoom reception 2020

                      Congratulations Honors class of 2020!

See the video from graduates about their honors experience:

Awards and recognition for members of the Honors Program, 2020 -Kudos link to come!

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

The Book Group
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

Pizza and Advising - 2/7 from 4-5 in the lounge on the Honors floor, Centennial Halls 10S

Stories on Stage - 2/9 at 6:30 at Su Teatro Theatre, with dinner at 5:00 at El Noa Noa

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, screened with music by CSO - 2/27 at 7:00 at the DCPA Boettcher Concert Hall

ALL SPRING PROGRAMMING IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD until social distancing requirements are eased.  We do plan to find some way to celebrate all of our honors graduates before Commencement.