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.

Staying active in Honors

Bror, Bud, and Bo Saxberg at UW Club on Bud's 90th birthday
Alumni Bror and Bo Saxberg with their father, Bud, emeritus faculty and current Advisory Board member

Honors alumni stay active in our community! Coming back to campus lead info sessions, visit classes, or helping remotely as a point of contact for faculty, staff and students by writing guest articles or through our Alumni Network Portal

Three ways to connect RIGHT NOW


Join Us

Set up a profile with our Alumni Network to connect with fellow Honors graduates and allow students to see what alumni are doing.

Our Alumni Network


Show Up

Join our alumni network, come to a community event, be a class speaker, be a mentor, host an adventure.

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!

Lead Dawgs Show Up

Honors alumni share their gifts in so many ways. Here are just a few examples of alumni who continue to lead and define our community well past graduation!

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 

Baldasty portrait 2018
Former UW Provost Jerry Baldasty, UW’s 2018 Distinguished Honors Alumnus

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.