Meet: The UVM Honors College
Class of 2027: 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 Honors College students, and get the full sense of life as an HCOL student at the University of Vermont:
See the Honors College
Meet the Dean and the Faculty
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 Associate Dean Ian Grimmer
Students, Meet a Current Honors College Student
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 (Simone.Blaise@uvm.edu) 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.
Meet the Peer Mentors
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
Follow the Honors College @uvmhonorscollege on instragram, or University of Vermont Honors College on Facebook. And keep tabs on #instauvm and #uvm2026 to get the latest on activities at the University of Vermont.
First Year Invitation
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 March (for regular decision applicants). Learn more about the first year invitation process for the Honors College.
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 75 UVM sophomores join the Honors College. Learn more about the sophomore admission process for the Honors College.
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.
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.