Visit the Honors College

 

Visit the Honors College

Fall 2020 HONORS TOURS


Honors information sessions will look a little different this fall.  We will offer all of our connections virtually.

Instagram with Student Ambassadors

@uofuhonorscollege

One of the benefits of the online format is the chance to make these meetings more personal.  Our Honors student ambassadors are hosting Instagram takeover stories every weekday from September 7th to December 1st. These takeovers are designed to provide you a way to ask direct questions of our current students, one-on-one. Below, you will find the schedule for these takeovers where you can DM your questions. You will also find information on our ambassadors. Feel free to chat with the ambassador who you find something in common with (major, hometown or state, etc.). Our ambassadors will be online 1 hour at a time for each session held. (see schedule below)

Zoom Honors Information Sessions

Also, we will offer several Saturday Zoom Information sessions where in we will give formal presentations of Honors College information. These sessions will include curricular overviews, requirements, application directions and more from our Director of Admissions and Honors Ambassadors. We will provide break-out rooms to dig a little deeper into your questions. (see schedule below)

Saturday September 26th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

Saturday October 10th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

Saturday October 24th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

Saturday November 14th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

SIGN UP HERE

Zoom Essay Writing Workshops

Our Director of Admissions will host several Zoom sessions to chat through good rules of thumb and advise for those writing Honors, college entrance and scholarship essays. We cannot do specific work on your essay in these sessions but we can talk through good decision making.

Sunday, September 20th @ 2pm

Saturday, September 26th @ 12:30pm (directly following the Info Session Zoom)

Tuesday, September 29th @ 4:30pm

Tuesday, October 13th @ 4:30pm

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The Schedule:

Instagram (September 9th through December 1 not including Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday):

Mondays with Michelle at 9am

Tuesdays with Angelina at 1:30pm

Wednesdays with Liam at 4:30pm

Thursdays with Rayne at 5:30pm

Fridays with Claire at 11am and with Jaylie at 4pm

Sundays with Blair at 7pm

Zoom Information sessions

Saturday September 26th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

Saturday October 10th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

Saturday October 24th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

Saturday November 14th @ 11am (1 1/2 hours)

SIGN UP HERE

Are you a high school teacher, counselor or administrator?

Book a visit from Honors to your class HERE

 

SPRING HONORS CHOICE DAYS


Honors Choice Days

These opportunities will likely remain virtual. Check back when our Fall 2021 admissions decisions are released in February for dates and times.

HONORS AMBASSADORS


Blair Armstrong

Blair Armstrong

My name is Blair Armstrong and my pronouns are he/him/his. I am a senior student in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. Originally from Boise, I came to the University of Utah for the amazing outdoors, research opportunities, and the Honors program. My involvement in Honors has allowed me to explore and get involved in some amazing programs here on campus including Dr. Hamid Ghandehari's Nano Institute, Science in the Parks, Engineers Without Borders, and more. Here at the U, I love to ski, camp, meet new people, and read random research articles from discoveries in my field! After graduation I plan on attending graduate school to continue my education in Biomedical Engineering, specifically relating to next-generation therapeutic treatments.

Michelle Valdes

Michelle Valdes

Michelle is a fourth year Writing and Rhetoric major interested in pursuing law school after graduation. She is from a small rural town, Moab, Utah, and can help with questions about adjusting to a big school. She is also heavily involved on campus and currently sits as the Vice President of Student Relations of the Student Body. She has experience in various clubs and organizations and can speak on making the best experience here at the U!

Jaylie Montoya

Jaylie Montoya

Hi I’m Jaylie, a junior at the University of Utah. I am majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sports science and minoring in Health and Nutrition. I have always had a passion for sports and fitness so, naturally, Kinesiology was a perfect fit! I enjoy playing sports and going to the gym so I find myself at the student life center in my free time. I also work at the Honors Center. I grew up in Utah and live at home so I am quite familiar with the Trax.

Rayne Robinson

Rayne Robinson

I’m a junior at the U studying Health, Society, and Policy with minors in sociology and pediatrics research while on a pre-med track. I grew up in Nampa, Idaho, and graduated from Columbia High School in May of 2018. My interest in the health care field began at a young age and continued on through high school where I get my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate. Since I’ve been at the U, I’ve worked with the Utah Clemente Program at East High School as a teaching assistant and became a student leader with the organization YoungLife. I aspire to graduate with an Honors bachelor’s degree in Health, Society, and Policy and attend medical school to become a surgeon. I choose to attend the U because it allowed me to obtain a world-class education close to home while experiencing a new city and state along with the experience that the honors college provides. The honors college was the selling point for the U since I could join a living-learning community (LLC) as well as work towards a more rounded college education through investigation in the liberal arts that I might not receive within my major. Outside of the classroom, I can be found in my favorite study spot in the union, hanging out in a hammock, and spending time with friends. My advice for those new to the U is to get involved on campus whether that is through an intermural sport, a student organization, or volunteering on campus.
 Rayne Robinson

Claire Ticknor

Claire Ticknor

I am a fourth year Mechanical Engineering Major with an emphasis in Robotics and Controls. This was not always true as I changed my major from Biomedical Engineering after three semesters here at the U. I am originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico which means I have gone through the process of gaining residency at the University of Utah. I have lived in Honors Housing for three years in two different living learning communities (Research in the Sciences and Thesis Mentoring). I also have worked in two different on-campus research laboratories, one through the Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and the other being the Laboratory for Laser-Based Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. My latest summer research internship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, along with parts of my current research is being done completely remotely. Along with this, I currently work on-campus as an Undergraduate Research Leader through the Office of Undergraduate Research and volunteer with the Society of Women Engineers.

Angelina Liu

Angelina Liu

I’m a pre-med student and I love learning new languages. I am a fourth year biology major from Salt Lake City, Utah. I love traveling, watching movies, and listening to music. CRT (Critical Race Theory with Prof. Parker) was my favorite course because there was so much interdisciplinary work. All of my classmates were from different majors and we could all contribute our unique experiences and perspectives on racial issues. I lived on campus my first two years, but I have since moved back home. I was most surprised by the large class sizes when I came to college and I think that’s also the best thing about Honors courses since they feel more intimate and can ease the transition from high school to university-level classes.

Liam Hammons

Liam Hammons

I would not be at the University of Utah without the influences and environment I grew up in. I spent my formative years in rural Northern Utah (Fielding if you’re interested) after a few years spent bouncing around the southwest. I spent many days irrigating fields, working with animals, weeding gardens, cleaning pens, and building/repairing sheds and fences. The days I wasn’t working, I swam with a local club, played piano, and helped run our family’s goat herd. My mom homeschooled me, and her teaching developed a love of learning, an awareness of the world, and a desire to improve the lives of those around me. These experiences helped support me when I embarked for college. Moving from a small rural town of about 300-400 people to Salt Lake City was a bit of a change, but I was very lucky to land in the Honors college, where the small classes and great professors helped me keep my balance during a turbulent freshman year. My time at the U has included a major change (Piano performance to English), a stint as an Honors ambassador, work on campus, several research papers, and so much else. I’ve learned so much about navigating the structure of the University, managing time, and being true to your goals. One goal that has stayed consistent: help those who come behind you. I want to help make new first-year student’s experience incredibly rewarding, fulfilling, and challenging. Whether that’s through a conversation over coffee, going for hike between class, or just shooting texts back and forth, I’m up for it.