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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, 2015 - Kudos!

The Voltaire Society 
Voltaire has great stuff in store for fall quarter.  Begin with the Rockies Game on September 26th, meet up for the Cohen Brothers Film Series on October 9 and November 6, and don't forget to celebrate Halloween at the Colorado Symphony's screening of Psycho on October 30!  OOOH! that scary music!  Contact student organizers Maggie Sava or Bryce Anderson-Gregson. For more information on The Voltaire Society.

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

Upcoming Events

Mandatory Incoming Student Orientation:   Monday, September 7th at 9:00 am in Sturm Hall's Lindsay Auditorium.  Learn about your honors opportunities and requirements, meet your cohort members, and hear from current honors students.  Parents welcome.

Crimson Classic 5K 9/17:  Register, and join us!  Don't forget to wear your DUH! tshirts!  

Honors Picnic 9/24 from 4-5 on the Mary Reed West Terrace

Honors Retreat at Keystone Science School 10/9-11

Pizza and Advising 10/12 from 4-5 on the Honors floor

Shakespeare's As You Like It 10/16 at 6:30 at the DCPA