Newly Accepted Honors Student

Congratulations! You’ve just been accepted to the Honors College at the University Of Utah…now what?

A few steps are required before you begin at the University Of Utah.

  1. Students are required to pay an enrollment deposit to secure their place at the U. This payment is not due until May 1, 2019. However, you cannot register for mandatory orientation without payment. https:/ Confirming your intent to enroll is all that you need to do for the Honors College. The Honors College does not require an acceptance of your spot with Honors beyond this enrollment payment.

*If your enrollment payment is waived, no further action is required.

**If you plan to defer, enrollment payment is still required.

  1. Register for orientation. Honors holds special sessions with advisors during summer orientation. You will be informed of your Honors session day and time later in the year once you have registered for orientation. Should you attend an orientation for a summer start, or international orientation, please make a separate appointment with an Honors advisor during that time.
  2. Read–each year, the incoming Honors class reads a common text over the summer. This summer the Honors College is reading Five Ways to Forgiveness by Ursula K. Le Guin. Our fall Honors College lecture, given by Professor Scott Black, will discuss further, the writings of Le Guin.

    “Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.” –Ursula K. Le Guin

    When she began writing in the 1960s, Ursula K. Le Guin was as much of a literary outsider as one can be: a woman writing in a landscape dominated by men, a science fiction and fantasy author in an era that dismissed “genre” literature as unserious, and a westerner living far from fashionable East Coast publishing circles.

    The Five Ways to Forgiveness is only available in e-version (please see link below). The author originally published a printed book called the Four Ways to Forgiveness. Later she added a fifth story, making the completed work, The Five Ways to Forgiveness.

    If you are comfortable reading via an e-version format (kindle, etc.) please use the first link provided below. If you’d rather have a hard copy, please choose from the options below.


    Five Ways to Forgiveness e-format:


    Four Ways to Forgiveness hard copies:


    The FREE link to the fifth story via the UofU Marriott Library:


    A hard copy compilation book which includes all five stories within:


Please contact Matt Kirkegaard at or 801-587-1608 with any HONORS housing questions or for more information. Have general housing questions? Call 801-587-2002.