Meet: The UVM Honors College

Class of 2024: Welcome! In April the Honors College is offering several ways for students invited to join the Honors College to tour our community, learn more about Honors academics, and connect with current Honors College students.


Have Dessert with the Dean

David Jenemann

Learn more about Honors at UVM and get your questions answered. Each Wednesday Dean David Jenemann will be hosting a live videoconference that invited Honors College students and families are welcome to attend. Dessert with the Dean will be Wednesday April 8, 15, 22, and 29, and all events will be from 7:30-8:15 p.m. EDT. Click here to join Dessert with the Dean.

Full instructions for connecting to Dessert with the Dean (PDF).

Students, Meet a Current Honors College Student

Honors College students

Talk with a current Honors College student, because our students know the Honors experience the best. Prospective students, if you would like to be e-introduced to a current Honors College student please contact Simone Blaise ( in our office. Simone will facilitate an email introduction to connect you with a current Honors College student, and then we’ll let you two take the conversation from there!

Meet the Peer Mentors

Honors students in the residence hall

This spring Honors College Peer Mentors are hosted live Q&A sessions about the Honors College student experience. Did you miss the sessions? No worries, you can catch up here.


Keep track of the Honors College

UVM Campus

Follow the Honors College @uvmhonorscollege on instragram, or University of Vermont Honors College on Facebook. And keep tabs on #instauvm and #uvm2024 to get the latest on activities at the University of Vermont.

First Year Invitation

Honors College Twilight Induction 2017

Each fall approximately 260 first year students join the Honors College. During the college admission process the Honors College sends out invitations to a select group of students in December (for early action applicants) and February (for regular decision applicants). Learn more about the first year invitation process for the Honors College.

Sophomore Admission

Current UVM students who are not in the Honors College may apply to join through the college’s sophomore strongly encouraged to apply for sophomore admission process. Each fall an additional 100 UVM sophomores join the Honors College. Learn more about the sophomore admission process for the Honors College.

Undergraduate Research

students in research lab

Opportunities for undergraduate research at UVM are extensive and limited only by your imagination. Research can be conducted independently, on a team, directed by a faculty member, within the university, or in an outside facility. UVM’s FOUR (Fellowships, Opportunities, and Undergraduate Research) office works with all UVM undergraduates to get involved in research, discovery, innovation, creativity, or other scholarly work on the cutting edge of their field. Learn more about undergraduate research at UVM.


students walking on campus

From the Fulbright Scholarship to the Rhodes Scholarship, all students at the University of Vermont receive one-on-one mentoring and advising for nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship applications. Learn more about fellowships at UVM.

Admitted Students: Attend a Virtual Visit

Admited Students: Make it official! Join the Honors College

Meet recent Honors College alumni

Learn about Honors College advising

Honors College Peer Mentors

As a scholarly community Honors College students connect with great UVM students from all class years, colleges, and majors. Each fall first year Honors College students are matched up with a peer mentor who can help them tap into UVM's plethora of academic and extra curricular opportunities. Meet the Honors College Peer Mentors.

Shanti Boyle '21

In 2019 Honors College English major Shanti Boyle '21 received an Honors College Career Development Award to spend eight weeks interning for the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Learn more about research fellowships, internship scholarships, and prestigious academic awards in the Honors College.