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Honors Orientation Information for Freshmen

Welcome to the University Honors Program’s information page for incoming first-year students! Incoming Honors Program students have been sent a link for a mandatory live Zoom Honors Orientation with Honors staff, and on this page you will find links to help you prepare for that meeting (and to visit again as you prepare for the fall).

Please note that this information is specific to the Honors Program and you will still need to complete your Virtual SOAR session.

Your Next Steps:

Please make time to watch the brief video outlining the key requirements and expectations of the Honors Program before you attend the live ZOOM Orientation with Honors staff. 

The Honors Program website includes a wealth of information about the opportunities that will be available to you as an honors student.  In particular, you should review:

Honors orientation sessions will be held “live” via Zoom on the following dates.  The links to register were sent via email to incoming honors students. 

  • Tuesday, May 26: 3:00 pm EST
  • Thursday, May 28: 11:00 am EST
  • Monday, June 1: 11:00 am EST
  • Wednesday, June 3: 3:00 pm EST

(Once all of the Honors Zoom Orientation Sessions have taken place, we will put our presentation slideshow on this page for your future reference.)

Details about move-in for the Honors LLC and other residence halls will be coming later in the summer.  In addition, we will be planning welcome activities so be on the lookout for details about those as well. 

Honors Q & A on Zoom

The Honors Program will schedule Question and Answer sessions on Zoom throughout June and July. Details will be discussed during the Honors Zoom Orientation Sessions.

In the meantime, please look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Additional Resources:

One of the wonderful aspects of being an honors student is that you get to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Honors Program and all of the opportunities of the broader university.  Virtual SOAR has been constructed to insure you have all the information you need as an incoming student.

The Office of Orientation will be hosting SOAR Live events throughout the summer to provide you the information you need to prepare for the fall semester.  You can register on the calendar of events.  

The Honors Program staff works closely with your major academic advisor.  Be sure to check out the  page the Office of Advising has prepared with information for incoming students

Last updated: 5/20/2020