Meet: The UVM Honors College

Class of 2025: Welcome, and congratulations! You've been admitted to UVM, offered the university's top merit scholarships, and invited to the Honors College. Now tour our community, learn more about Honors academics, connect with current Honors College students, and get ready for life as an HCOL student at the University of Vermont:


Meet the Dean

David Jenemann

This winter, join Dean David Jenemann for Dessert with the Dean. These live virtual events are open to all prospective Honors College students and families who want to learn more and ask questions about Honors College academics, research, career outcomes, and any other areas about life at the University of Vermont.

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! Please specify your area of interest and/or major so we can find the best match.

Shadow an Honors College Class

HCOL 186

This spring prospective students will have the opportunity to virtually sit in on an Honors College class and experience the multidisciplinary academic experience in a small seminar setting. Availble classes will be announced shortly after the spring semester begins.

Meet the Peer Mentors

Honors students in the residence hall

Each first year Honors College student is matched up with a Peer Mentor who can provide student-centered wisdom, guidance, and support during the first year of college level study.


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 #uvm2025 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.

Meet recent Honors College alumni

Learn about Honors College advising

Upcoming Honors College Virtual Events:

Capping off a Capstone: Celebrating Honors College Student Research
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
7:00-7:45 p.m. EST
April is the culmination of Honors College student research. Meet current Honors College students and learn more about their pursuit of innovation, discovery, and creativity in their fields. In addition, meet the Fellowships, Opportunities, and Undergraduate Research Office, and take a brief tour of UVM’s Student Research Conference. Register here.

Past Honors College Events

Dessert with the Dean
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Meet Your People: Community & Advising in the Honors College
Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Honors at UVM: Honors College Courses and Requirements
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dessert with the Dean
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

An Inside Look at the Honors College
Tuesday, November 10, 2020


In 2020 Honors College linguistics major Mahntra Hennessey '22 received an Honors College Career Development Award to intern for the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY. Learn more about research fellowships, internship scholarships, and prestigious academic awards in the Honors College.

Meet Henry Mitchell '19, and other Honors College alumni.