Welcome to The University Honors Program!

The University Honors Program provides an enhanced academic experience for intellectually motivated students. It also draws together a rich community of peer scholars attracted by a history of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity.
Members of the University Honors Program enjoy an Honors residential hall, dynamic Honors courses, a comprehensive mentoring program, individual advising, and enjoyable Honors activities. Participants discover that being a part of Honors is more than a distinction; it is an enriched University experience.
Come discover the University Honors Program for yourself.
  • Gingerbread House Competition 2016
    On 12/2/16, twenty UHP students teamed up to build the best gingerbread houses Hubbard Hall had ever seen!
  • Student working in a science lab
    Sean Lombard '17 looks for small carpenter bees in a piece of wood. Lombard's work was funded by a Research Experience Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grant from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, an Honors Program Partner.
  • Six presenters from the University Honors Program
    Colleen White '16, Prof. Ruth Sample, Caeli Kern '16, Cody Fitzgerald '16, Prof. Fiona Wilson, and Prof. Jerry Marx shared their research at the annual Honors 20/20 Night on March 2
  • Student standing in front of Hood House
    Mariah Arral '18 was one of 44 continuing Honors Program students who received scholarship awards this spring.
  • Student standing in front of bridge in Portsmouth, NH.
    Members of the Honors Peer Mentors Program took a trip to Portsmouth to kick off the 2016-17 school year.

Featured Video

Honors students and faculty explain what's great about the University Honors Program at UNH.

Featured Students

Yussra Ebrahim '16 is planning two presentations for the 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference: one on her senior thesis research (surveying high-schools students about food security and sustainability) and the other a personal essay on her response to the 2015 Paris attacks.
Siddharth Nigam, Paige Balcom, Will Tavares, and Allison Wood, all Seniors in engineering fields, are creating a system for growing sustainable produce in Costa Rica.

Alumni Spotlight

Geoff Cardner '93, Sun Life Financial
"In terms of advice to current students, I would encourage them to stay with the program while at UNH and keep the community strong after graduation. Don’t be intimidated by the honors thesis. There are a lot of supporters of the UNH Honors Program. Contact them for help and ideas."

Honors students are key members of the Rines Angel Fund, which offers first-hand investing experience.
Isabelle Beagen '18 received an Honors research fellowship to study cnnections between the playwright Henrik Ibsen and his translator Eleanor Marx with theatre professor David Richman.

Alumni Spotlight

PIcture of Dawn Zimmer

Dawn Zimmer '90, Mayor of Hoboken, NJ

"My advice for Honors students: Join organizations. What are the issues that matter to you? Follow them, and it won’t be a matter of planning a political career. Those issues will be a road map for your future, and they’ll be the things you care about because you’re interested in them."