• 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.
  • Honors athletes practice with the women's crew team.
    Honors athletes practice with the women's crew team.
  • University Honors Program students working on a home in New Orleans during spring break.
    Professor Bill Ross's Honors seminar, "New Orleans: Place and Meaning," travels to New Orleans during Spring Break to volunteer in the Lower Ninth Ward.
  • Winning teams at the First Annual Student Honors Council Gingerbread Competition
    Winning teams at the First Annual Student Honors Council Gingerbread Competition.
  • Representatives from Chengdu University and UNH
    Lee Calderone and Crystal Napoli '18 represented the Honors Program at a meeting with administrators from Chengdu University, which collaborates with UNH through the Confucius Institute.

Welcome to the University Honors Program!

The University Honors Program provides an enhanced academic experience for intellectually motivated students. It 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.

Featured Students

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.

For Abby Lamothe, an "Ah-ha!" moment turned into an on-the-farm Honors Thesis--and a new way to look at accounting.


Image of Christina Dimeo performing research in a lab.

 Research Brief: Sophomore Gets Hands On With Conservation Genetics.  Cottontail research keeps Christina DiMeo’s summer hopping.

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."
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."

Featured Video

Honors student Paige Balcom '16 talks about her experiences as a mechanical engineering major, at UNH and around the world.