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Welcome to the

A message from Honors Program Director, Jennifer Lease Butts

Honors Program Director, Jennifer Lease Butts and the 2022 Honors Medal Ceremony Student Speaker.Welcome to the website for the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut. Whether you are a current student, a prospective student, a faculty member, an alum, or a family member, you will find information here that is tailored to your specific needs. In developing this site, our goal is to bring resources for success to your fingertips. The UConn Honors Program is a special place, and I hope this website will provide a glimpse into our community of scholars. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you will contact us if you have questions. We are happy to help in any way.

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Our Vision:

The Honors GPS Team.

Our world needs leaders, creative thinkers, and committed citizens who are prepared to solve problems in ways that benefit the common good. Graduating as a University Honors Laureate and an Honors Scholar ensures that students develop expertise in their chosen field, apply that expertise through a thesis or creative project, and practice leadership beyond the classroom. Honors Huskies seek to change the world, and a UConn Honors education prepares and guides them to do just that.

To realize this vision, a theoretical framework for the UConn Honors Program was thoughtfully developed by a collective of academic experts. This framework informs the program’s goals, practices, and assessment and provides a firm foundation to inform students that a UConn Honors education will prepare them to make unique contributions to their chosen fields and to the world.

The Honors Experience: A Community of Scholars

Engagement in the Honors Program offers undergraduates an enriched Honors experience through exploration, creativity, and leadership in academics and beyond the classroom.

This image explains how the UConn Honors program will help you explore: courses in your major that provide depth in your field of interest; courses across the UConn curriculum that meet general education requirements; and introduce you to the Honors First-Year Residential Community where you will live, study, and socialize. It shows how your will create projects and participate in cutting-edge research, giving you the opportunity to make unique contributions to a diverse community of scholars. It shows how your will journey from a consumer of knowledge to a producer of knowledge through skill development. It also shows how you will learn to lead in the Honors and UConn communities: building meaningful associations to student organizations, clubs, and learning communities; leading in your academic field by presenting and publishing your accomplishments; and leading as a citizen-scholar at UConn and beyond.

    Why UConn Honors?

    An Honors education at UConn transforms an already amazing UConn undergraduate education and enriches it. The Honors Community - students, staff, and faculty - serve as advisors and mentors who are committed to supporting you throughout your experience. Honors Huskies explore, create, and lead in a caring, inclusive, cooperative, and supportive space. Honors students graduate prepared to ask questions, solve problems, design solutions, and affect positive change in their fields and communities.

    We invite you to discover more about the Honors Program by exploring this website. Below are a few quick links to get you started on your journey. A great place to begin is our About Us page. Current Honors Students can click here to quickly access information on Honors courses, housing and more. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.