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Dean's Message

Abu Rizvi

We celebrated the accomplishments of 112 Honors College Scholars at our recognition ceremony during Commencement Weekend on May 18. And we're expecting a record number of almost twice as many first-year students to join us this coming fall. We will endeavor to prepare them for life at UVM as well as life after they graduate. Considering the success of our most recent graduates in entering graduate programs and the job market, our students are likely to fare well.

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Latest News

Commencement: Honors College Graduates 112 Students in Class of 2013

Undergrad Research Art

On Saturday, May 18, the Honors College recognized the 112 students in the class of 2013 who completed all college requirements and would be graduating the next day from the University of Vermont as Honors College Scholars.

The class was one of the largest and most distinguished to have graduated from the college. Honors College graduates received numerous prestigious departmental and institutional awards. Among those, Rob Rudy ‘13 received the F.T. Kidder Medal, which goes to, “the senior man ranking first in character, leadership and scholarship,” and Tram Tran ‘13 won the Mary Jean Simpson Award, which, “honors the senior woman who exhibits the highest qualities of leadership, academic competence and character.” National award winners were also among the group, including a Goldwater Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar. Others are pursuing prestigious teaching fellowships through Teach for America, New York City Teaching Fellowships

Read More: Commencement: Congratulations to the Honors College Class of 2013!

Photo Gallery of Honors College Recognition Ceremony

Distinguished Scientist Anne Fausto-Sterling Visits HCOL as 2013 Zeltzerman Lecturer

Simon Scholarship Fall 2012

We were pleased to welcome Anne Fausto-Sterling as the Zeltzerman Lecturer in March of 2013. Professor Fausto-Sterling is the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University, where she has had a long and distinguished career as one of the world’s leading experts on the development of gender identity and the biology of gender. Along with countless scientific papers, Professor Fausto-Sterling has written three books for a general audience, all of them books that have made a real difference in the world - and not just the world of science.

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Students Present Research At University's Annual Conference

Jones SCR

As part of the University of Vermont's weeklong celebration of student achievement, the Student Research Conference showcases the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. Held each year in the Davis Center, the conference is an opportunity for undergraduates to share their recent work and garner the recognition they so well deserve.

This year 325 students - undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students - delivered oral presentations and posters relating to their research and creative endeavors. Representing all colleges on campus, the conference represented the growing diversity of scholarship with more interdisciplinary collaborations and more students from the arts and humanities discussing and performing their creations.

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UVM Student Research Conference (SRC) Webpage


Meet the 2013 Honors College Scholars

Honors College Mace

UVM’s class of 2013 wasThe intensive reading, writing and critical thinking experiences that come with being a member of the Honors College produce students who are intellectually engaged and ready to compete in the professional world. That said, the process of completing coursework, writing a thesis, and graduating with the distinction of Honors College Scholar is not for the faint of heart. The following students completed that process successfully and graduated from the college this past May.

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Honors College First Year Students Present at Research Symposeum

Move In Fall 2012

On April 25th of this year, University Heights North was the scene of the inaugural Honors College First-Year Research Symposium. Students from each section of HCOL 086, working in groups, presented their research in a poster session that was held in the Multi-Purpose Room and the Living Room of the college dorm. In the past, HCOL 086 has organized the group research work of the class into group presentations or debates. This year, we took our cue from the tremendous success of the all-campus Student Research Conference (held every April in the Davis Center), where a great many Honors College seniors present their thesis research in poster sessions. Recognizing the need for students to get their feet wet with both research and the public presentation of their research in poster form, we created a mini SRC in this very successful end-of-semester symposium. Photos of the students and their posters can be found in the First-Year Research Symposium photo gallery.

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Honors College Prepares to Welcome Inaugural Class to Campus for Reunion


This October the Honors College is excited to welcome back the Class of 2008 for its five-year reunion. The class was the first graduating class for the Honor College is invited back to campus to catch up with old friends, mentors, and to reconnect. Reunion weekend, which will be October 3-6, will feature gallery exhibitions, Lake Champlain cruises, theater performances, lectures, and plenty of social events enabling alums to rediscover the whole of the university experience.

In addition, current students and families are also invited to UVM for a weekend of lectures, sporting events, and outdoor opportunities. The Honors College will be hosting a reception for alumni, students and families during the afternoon of Saturday, October 5th. More information will be sent to alumni and families in the coming weeks.

See more information on Reunion Weekend here

See more information on Homecoming and Family Weekend here