Meet: The UVM Patrick Leahy Honors College

Class of 2028: Welcome! We're pleased you're looking closely at the University of Vermont. We invite you to tour our community, learn more about Honors academics, connect with current Patrick Leahy Honors College students, and get the full sense of life as a PLHC student at the University of Vermont.


Meet the Dean and the Faculty

David Jenemann

Dean David Jeneman and Associate Dean Ian Grimmer are renowned teachers and scholars. They are joined by faculty across the university who share a passion for teaching, mentoring, innovation, and discovery.

Meet Dean Jenemann

Meet Associate Dean Ian Grimmer

Meet the Honors College Faculty

Students, Meet a Current Patrick Leahy Honors College (PLHC) Student

Patrick Leahy Honors College students

Talk with a current Patrick Leahy Honors College (PLHC) student, because our students know the Honors experience the best. Prospective students, if you would like to be e-introduced to a current PLHC student please contact Simone Blaise ( in our office. Simone will facilitate an email introduction to connect you with a current PLHC 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.

Meet the Peer Mentors

Patrick Leahy Honors College students in the residence hall

Each first year Patrick Leahy 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 Patrick Leahy Honors College @uvmplhc on Instagram, or University of Vermont Patrick Leahy Honors College on Facebook. And keep tabs on #instauvm to get the latest on activities at the University of Vermont.

First Year Invitation

Honors College Twilight Induction 2017

During the college admission process, a select group of students will receive an invitation to the Patrick Leahy Honors College with their admission notice to the University of Vermont. 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.  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

Apply to UVM

Upcoming Honors College Events:

Admitted Student Days 

PLHC is hosting receptions in the afternoons of Admitted Student Days

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.