Meet: The UVM Honors College

The Honors College functions as the physical and intellectual home for high achieving students from all academic disciplines at the University of Vermont. The college provides its students with small seminars, exceptional housing, priority registration, and the opportunity to graduate from the university with the prestigious designation of Honors College Scholar. In addition, the Honors College houses co-curricular advising and other scholarly resources available for all UVM students.

Learn more about the Honors College invitation process for first year students, the application process for sophomores, or ways that all students can take part in research, innovation, and discovery in their fields at UVM:

First Year Invitation

Honors College Twilight Induction 2017

Each fall approximately 225 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 mid-January (for early action applicants) and mid-March (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

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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.

Meghan Letizia '19

In 2018 Honors College social work student Meghan Letizia ’19 received an Honors College Career Development Award to spend eight weeks interning for N Street Village, a nonprofit organization that empowers and supports low-income and homeless women in Washington, D.C. Learn more about research fellowships, internship scholarships, and prestigious academic awards in the Honors College.