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Our Community

Students in the Honors Program share a love of learning and an enthusiasm for idea exchange. Our activities and programs are designed to support, strengthen and highlight the achievements of our members, as well as provide opportunities for Honors students to connect with one another and enjoy new experiences together.

Book Club

Book Club is a student-led group of literature lovers who meet regularly to discuss a current book selection. Books are provided free of charge and are available for pick-up in the Honors Lounge (DFRV P-163). Book Club meets in the Honors Lounge weekly. Anyone is welcome to join! Recent book selections include:

Want to get involved?  Contact Book Club leaders Esther Malers (esther.malers@du.edu) or Katherine Miromonti (katherine.miromonti@du.edu) for meeting details. 

Voltaire Society

The Voltaire Society is a club sponsored by the Honors Program and run by Honors students. Named after the cantankerous French philosopher, the Voltaire Society sponsors a number of social, cultural, and intellectual events each quarter which help you "unleash your inner nerd."

If you have ideas or would like to help plan Voltaire's events, please contact Voltaire Society leader Courtney Donnelly (courtney.donnelly@du.edu). Here are Voltaire's upcoming events:

        

Weekly Coffee Meet-up
Winter Quarter Mondays
2:30-3:30 p.m.
@ Beans Cafe

 

Movie Night
Thursday, January 27
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Classroom, DFRV P-167

 

Movie Night
Thursday, February 10
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Classroom, DFRV P-167

 

Movie Night
Thursday, February 24
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Classroom, DFRV P-167

Honors Floor

The Honors floor, located in Dimond Family Residential Village, is a residential opportunity specifically designed for first-year students in the University Honors Program. The Honors floor provides a unique living environment for students of diverse majors and interests who have made academic work a priority. For many Honors students, living together and sharing special programming enhances their first-year experience at college and helps create lasting friendships.

The Honors floor is an option for those who have been admitted to the University Honors program but is not a requirement. Honors students who join Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are required to live with their LLC, and some Honors students may prefer to live with an LLC, an athletic cohort, or in some other non-Honors arrangement. Students will be able to indicate a preference for living on the Honors floor after admittance to the Honors program.

Programming & Events

Each quarter, program staff and Honors student groups sponsor a variety of events for Honors students. Past activities have included sporting events, board game nights, theatre performances, museum visits, and retreats in the Rocky Mountains. While most recent programming was postponed or held virtually due to COVID-19 precautions, we are beginning to resume in-person events. Upcoming activities are listed below:

 

Voltaire Movie Night
Thursday, January 27, 2022
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Classroom, DFRV P-167

 

Voltaire Movie Night
Thursday, February 10, 2022
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Classroom, DFRV P-167

                

Ice Skating in Downtown Denver
Friday, February 11, 2022
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sign up available soon!

 

Voltaire Movie Night
Thursday, February 24, 2022
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Honors Classroom, DFRV P-167