Honors Initiative for Prospective Students (HIPS)

Honors Initiative for Prospective Students (HIPS) is a student-run group that wants to help you learn more about the unique opportunities of the UConn Honors Program. HIPS student coordinators organize events to provide prospective students and their families with personal and honest insight into UConn and the UConn Honors Program from the perspective of current students. Learn more about how you can connect with Honors students who can share their experiences and answer your questions.

Ask HIPS a question uconnhips@gmail.com

Visit Campus

Attend a HIPS Honors Reception as part of a Husky-for-a-Day (available on dates suggested for students admitted to Honors)

Questions about the Honors Receptions can be sent to uconnhips@gmail.com.

Request an Individual Visit

If you cannot attend the Open House or one of the Husky-for-a-Day visits, you may be able to arrange for an individual visit through HIPS.  A limited number of individual visits are coordinated in April by HIPS and the last day for visits will be April 21, 2017. Complete the Individual Visit Request Form to tell HIPS about yourself and your interests, and the student coordinators will do their best to accommodate you.

If you have questions after April, when UConn students have many end-of-semester commitments, please feel free to email honors@uconn.edu.

Meet the HIPS Student Coordinators

As a student-run organization, the Honors Initiative for Prospective Students (HIPS) group is led by specially selected and trained student coordinators. HIPS student coordinators are current Honors students with varied interests both in and out of the classroom. They have created events and other ways to reach out to you. They want to help you as you make the decision to enroll at UConn in the Honors Program. After all, they were in your position and selecting their college not that long ago.

2016-2017 HIPs Coordinators

Micheca Fevrius

Corbinian Wanner

Amberly Lao 

Vince Pistritto

Kyle Terracciano