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.

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 alumni last year

129 alumni volunteers since 2015

24 Honors 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

Three ways to connect RIGHT NOW


Tune In

Subscribe to our news and social media channels to find out about events, jobs, and other special opportunities.


Show Up

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


Give Back

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

Email Alumni Relations and Communications Specialist Carey Christie to volunteer or share news, job listings, questions and invitations with students and/or other alumni.


Honors Alumni (ALL)

Honors Alumni specific to Northern California – click here

Catch up

Find stories about the students, faculty, alumni and staff of UW Honors.

Go to Honors News

Make a gift

Honors students make UW a better place for the whole community! Our students, from every possible major on campus, bring their insatiable curiosity and multi-layered perspectives into every class discussion.

Support these students through program innovations, scholarships, events, internships, and other transformative experiences through our funding initiatives.

Support us today!

Come to an event!

Events like Global Challenges, trips to shows and lectures, special classes and discussion groups, and regional meet ups invite you into the Honors community for life. Connect with folks you miss from your college days and make friends and professional connections from different industries and disciplines.

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.