- The largest, most flexible living-learning program in the Honors College
- A community with instant friendships and a sense of belonging
- Top students and faculty from every major
- A limitless selection of enriched courses
- Full of peer leadership and academic award opportunities
- A way to be instantly plugged in to the best of the University and Washington, DC
University Honors students choose from over 130 engaging, interdisciplinary HONR seminars each year.
HONR seminars are smaller courses with highly motivated students. Faculty work closely with students, introducing them to important and exciting topics, and mentoring their critical thinking, writing, and oral presentation skills. Lively but informed discussions are more typical than lectures, and students often have opportunities to present their work in class.
Best of all, seminars feature intriguing topics and use interdisciplinary approaches to analyze these subjects. The result is a vibrant education environment in which learning happens more quickly, has more depth, and has a lasting influence.
University Honors: Lively students from all majors, who are full of intellectual excitement, creativity, and diverse experiences and ideas.
Living in Hagerstown Hall in the Ellicott Community provides new Honors students with an instant feeling of belonging to an academically passionate community where students live together, take classes together, and form instant and life-long friendships.
Yet far from being isolated from the rest of the campus, University Honors students are immediately plugged into the best of everything the campus has to offer academically, professionally, and socially.
The Ellicott Community is ideally located on campus just steps away from the Recreation Center and pool, the diner, and football stadium!