University of Washington Honors Program

Honors Huskies represent a fascinating diversity of professional and personal experiences, with degrees from nearly every major on campus, earned over the course of more than five decades. To graduate with  Honors, these Huskies went above and beyond the requirements of their home departments to form broader, deeper connections, conduct original research, and collaborate.

Honors alumni are always welcome in our community! You’re invited to tune into our news and share your own great stories! Come back to campus to lead info sessions, visit classes, or be a point of contact for faculty, staff, and students through our Alumni Network Portal

Three ways to connect RIGHT NOW


Show Up

Join our online network, where we find class speakers, volunteers and mentors.
Our Alumni Network


Come Back!

Come to one of many Honors community events and/or get involved as a volunteer.
Come to an Event!


Give Back

Did you love your Honors experience? Pay it forward and change the future by investing in today’s students.
Support Us Today!

Alumni connections by the numbers

15 events by/for for Honors alumni last year

129 alumni volunteers since 2015

24 scholarships made possible by alumni gifts last year

Honors Program Advisory Board

photo of advisory board members with UW leadership at an event in 2017
Bob Stacey, Bobbe Bridge, Tina Ragen, Vicky Lawson, Ana Mari Cauce and Ed Taylor making magic in 2017

Participation on the Honors Program Advisory Board is a form of service to the entire UW community — supporting educational innovation and student excellence across all majors. Board members work closely with the Director and other staff as vital partners on events, awards, recruitment, scholarships and other special initiatives.

Meet the Board

Distinguished Honors Alumni 

Kat Chow headshot
Kat Chow, 2019 Distinguished Honors Alumna
Credit: Allison Shelley/NPR

This annual award recognizes UW Honors graduates who have exemplified collaborative engagement of complex ideas and methods of problem solving throughout their career and who model service leadership and public impact, reflecting the values of our Program.

Nominations are open to the community year round and a selection committee comprised of Honors students, alumni, faculty and staff determines who will win the award early in spring quarter each year. Find out who’s already been recognized and consider nominating someone wonderful for upcoming awards (rolling annual deadline of Feb 14 for consideration by that year’s committee).

Learn More / Make a Nomination

Honors couldn’t host (or fund) most of our special events without the efforts of our alumni volunteers and the generous donations from our Friends of Honors.