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Attention Future Wildcats: We are proud to announce the establishment of the Hamel Honors and Scholars College, opening in the Fall of 2024. Learn more here  
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!

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University Honors Program Features

  • Cover of Honors Program Annual Report
    Read the Annual Report for Academic Year 2022-2023 to see highlights from the program and learn about our exciting future.
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  • Canal and brick buildings in Utrecht
    Study Abroad at University College Utrecht
    Honors students have a special opportunity to study abroad at University College Utrecht, the Honors College of a major European research university.
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  • Rendering of Huddleston Hall
    Renovation and construction are underway to prepare historic Huddleston Hall to be the home of the Honors College in Fall 2024.
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  • Honors advising meeting
    Want to double-major, triple-minor, study abroad (twice), and get a paid research fellowship? Or are you just confused about the requirements? Either way, Honors advisors will help you figure it out. Click to learn how to schedule an appointment.
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  • Alex Holznienkemper
    Honors Faculty Award 2023
    Alex Holznienkemper, Senior Lecturer in German, won the 2023 Honors Faculty Award.
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Honors Students in the News

Sarah Nicholls stands outside of Thompson Hall

Nicholls ’25 Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Nicholls ’25 Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Junior hopes to pursue career in medical genetics research

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Student shaking hands with robotic prosthetic arm

Hamel Scholars Meet Governor, Engage With Innovative Technology During Retreat

Hamel Scholars Meet Governor, Engage With Innovative Technology During Retreat

Incoming cohort visits State House in Concord and DEKA in Manchester as part of week-long experience

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Five Recent UNH Grads Land Fulbright Offers

Five Recent UNH Grads Land Fulbright Offers

Five Recent UNH Grads Land Fulbright Offers

Four accept, will travel to Scotland, Germany, Mexico and Indonesia

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