News and Announcements

Black Lives Matter

June 29, 2020

        Dear Honors students: We’ve donated, we’ve protested, we’ve self-educated but there is much more to do. In the moments when the rage, fear, pain and confusion over the murder of George Floyd flooded our minds and emotions, the Honors College faculty and staff decided not to draft an immediate statement. Rather, […]


Honors Grieves the Loss of Professor Jeff Metcalf

June 12, 2020

(Reposting from the College of Humanities) The Honors College joins the College of Humanities in grieving the passing of Professor Metcalf. Dear Colleagues, The College of Humanities is mourning the loss of one of its most inspiring and endearing faculty members. Jeff Metcalf, from the Department of English has passed away after a years-long battle […]


Lessons learned from U Honors College students’ yearlong investigation into misinformation

May 11, 2020

            Source: Misinformation vaccine Misinformation vaccine Morgan Aguilar communications specialist, University of Utah Communications May 6, 2020 Look for these students on an episode of U Rising with President Ruth V. Watkins on May 14, 2020. The school year may be over, but 10 Honors College students hope their work […]


A woman for all seasons

May 1, 2020

Martha Bradley-Evans, former Honors College dean,senior associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is the 2020 recipient of the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence. Source: A woman for all seasons


Meet the, All-Honors-Students, student body presidency for 2020-21

April 27, 2020

A new Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) presidency, has been sworn in for the 2020-21 academic year. Source: Meet the student body presidency for 2020-21


Graduating Senior Highlight: Nick Halberg

April 22, 2020

It took Nick Halberg, now poised to graduate as a double-major in Philosophy and Economics, a long time to figure out what he wanted to study. He moved from northern Illinois to study at the University of Utah, drawn by the Honors College’s holistic pedagogy and engagement with real-world issues, but had no idea what […]


Alumnus Highlight: Erika Augustyn

When she was a biomedical engineering major at the University of Utah, Erika Augustyn never could have predicted the path her career would follow. As a student in what was then the Honors Program, sitting in small, seminars with an international cohort, Erika did not consider that she might become anything other than an engineer, […]


Honors Declassified (Online) School Survival Guide

March 23, 2020

Infectious diseases, social distancing, campus/community closures, and an earthquake to top it all off. I know things are less than ideal right now- I promise they are for me and all of us here at Honors too. We are moving through unprecedented waters with the complete removal of face-to-face classes and the tentative closing of […]


Completing Thesis Work

March 16, 2020

Dear Honors students: If you are actively working on your thesis, this message is of high importance. You are probably wondering about your honors thesis/capstone work and how that might proceed now that classes have gone on-line. Let me say that I share with you the sentiment that this turn of events is frustrating, saddening and anxiety-provoking. As for you, this is […]


A Message to our Students

Dear Honors Students: This is a brief communication to let you know that the Honors College is fully-functioning and although we might not be in the classroom together in the coming weeks, we are still all engaged as a community. As always, the University has your best interests and education in mind. As a reminder: […]