• 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.
  • 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.
  • Honors program students watch a presentation
    Members of the University Honors Program are invited to special events designed to build connections, engage curiosity, and prepare for post-college life
  • 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.

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.

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."