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.
 

 

Fall 2020 Admitted Students

The UNH Honors Program is delighted to welcome a new class of students for Fall 2020. So many opportunities await you!

Please peruse this page to read about our amazing Honors Students, our award-winning Honors Faculty, and specially-designed classes we know you'll love.

Your next communication from the Honors Program will likely be an invitation to a virtual First-Year Meeting during the second week of classes. We are looking forward to getting to know you and providing you with lots of opportunities to connect with one another.

Until then, don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We'll see you soon!

 

University Honors Program Student Superstars!

  • Dante Povinelli, 2020 Fulbright grant recipient
    Dante Povinelli, 2020 Fulbright grant recipient
  • Allie Easterbrook, 2020 Fulbright alternate
    Allie Easterbrook, 2020 Fulbright Alternate
  • Alyssa Greig, 2020 Goldwater Scholar
    Alyssa Greig, 2020 Goldwater Scholar
  • Audrey Coleman, 2020 Goldwater Scholar
    Audrey Coleman, 2020 Goldwater Scholar
  • Darby O'Neil, 2020 Fulbright Alternate
    Darby O'Neil, 2020 Fulbright Alternate

Upcoming Honors Events

Outstanding Honors Faculty

  • Professor Charlotte Witt
    Professor Charlotte Witt, winner of the Distinguished Professor Award. In Fall 2020, Professor Witt will teach an Honors course, PHIL 440B: Who’s Human Now?
  • Professor Michael Leese
    Professor Michael Leese, winner of the Teaching Excellence Award. In Fall 2020, Professor Leese will teach an Honors course, HIST 440E: Drugs and Addiction in World History
  • Professor Alex Holznienkemper
    Professor Alex Holznienkemper, winner of the Teaching Excellence Award.

2020 Honors Faculty Award Winner

Professor David Richman

Honors Students selected Professor David Richman for the 2020 Honors Faculty Award.

In Fall 2020, Professor Richman will teach THDA 436H (01) - Honors/History of Theatre I.

Honors Students in the News

David Walker '20

David Walker, UNH Honors Program graduate, Class of 2020

On June 8, David Walker begins a two-year commitment in the cardiology department at Boston Children’s Hospital, working on cardiac stem cells. After that, he plans to go to medical school. Read about the way he challenged and defied his own expectations for himself in UNH Today: https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2020/06/proving-naysayers-wrong

 

 

The UNH Honors Experience

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

Angel Investors

Honors Hamel Scholars participate in managing Rines Angel Investment Fund