Who are Honors Students?

UW Honors students come from all walks of life but have one very important thing in common: a love of learning! Interdisciplinary Honors Students join the program as incoming first-year students, through second-year admissions, or as transfer admits and join the larger community of Honors students through years of undergraduate study across multiple disciplines. Departmental Honors Students join the community when they are admitted through their major, often committing to deeper inquiry and rigorous attention to complex challenges within their chosen major(s).

Student Community Spotlight

Students featured here are in the University Honors Program and have volunteered to act as a resource for current, incoming, and prospective Honors students. Some have participated in or are participating as an Honors Peer Educator or as an Honors Living Learning Community RA, while others might be deeply involved in other experiences across campus and the Seattle area, like community engagement, research, study abroad, or internships. They are able to speak to their own experiences in their majors, Honors courses, activities they have participated in, and more.

Honors Student Community Spotlight

Why connect with an Honors Student?

Whether you’re a prospective student wondering what it’s like to live in the Honors Living and Learning Community, or a current student seeking advice about choosing an Honors course, there’s no better person to ask than a current student who is actively navigating the Honors Program! All of our spotlighted students are wonderful, kind, and helpful students from a variety of backgrounds and majors who have graciously volunteered to be available for questions from prospective, admitted, and current students.

Are you an Honors student interested in acting as a resource for current,  incoming, and prospective Honors students? Learn more below!

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Honors Events

UW Honors hosts and sponsors events, outings, and workshops each year to foster a joyfully inclusive culture of lifelong learning. Students, faculty, alumni, staff, and friends from beyond the University get together to think big, explore the city, the country, the world.

Honors Events

Honors Alumni

Another great way to learn about the student experience at UW Honors and how it impacts graduates’ futures is to hear from our graduates. You can see hundreds of profiles from the past few years of students as they were preparing to graduate with Honors. Each profile explains how Honors contributed to their growth and contains advice for current students.

View Profiles of UW Honors Graduates

Honors LLC

On admission to the Interdisciplinary Honors Program, students are invited to consider taking up residents in the Honors Living Learning Community (LLC) on campus. Housed in Terry Hall, the Honors LLC is especially enriching for newer students eager to build friendships within their Honors cohort.

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