This fall you and other members of the Honors College community may be taking class down the hall, studying downtown, or completing the rigors of the curriculum halfway around the globe. No matter where you are living and studying this semester, this page is your home base for Honors College academic information, advising, and other resources that will enable you to advance your intellectual passions and deepen your community connections. 


Honors College Advising

As an HCOL student, you are a dual citizen at UVM with academic ties to your home undergraduate college and to the Honors College. Together with your assigned advisor in your degree-granting college, the Honors College academic advising team helps you to navigate HCOL course requirements and will refer you to university resources that will enable you to thrive and enjoy a successful UVM experience. 

Learn more about Honors College Advising

Meet the Honors College Peer Mentors

Honors College Requirements

Honors College students have “dual citizenship": they are members of both the HCOL and one of the seven undergraduate degree granting schools and colleges. The Honors College supplements and enriches degree offerings with seminars (one each semester for the first two years of study), research and scholarly preparatory coursework (one-four credits in the junior year), and a senior Honors thesis project (six credits over senior year). Honors College courses often count towards fulfilling degree requirements. Students who complete all Honors College curricular requirements, in addition to the degree requirements of their home school or college, graduate as Honors College Scholars.

Review Honors College courses options and requirements

Review all UVM requirements in the Course Catalogue

Remain in good Honors College standing

Undergraduate Research

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 enables students to get involved in research, discovery, innovation, creativity, or other scholarly work on the cutting edge of their field. This fall FOUR is providing comprehensive support through digital resources and advising.

Learn more about undergraduate research at UVM.

Make an appointment to meet with the FOUR advisors.

National Scholarship & Fellowship Opportunities

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. Fellowships advising is housed in the FOUR Office, and this fall FOUR is providing comprehensive support through digital resources and advising.

Learn more about prestigious scholarships and fellowships at UVM.

Make an appointment to meet with the FOUR advisors.

Additional Honors College Resources

It's the people who make the Honors College a rich and rewarding experience. But there are some additional perks that go along with being in the Honors College:

Housing & the Residential College

Howe Library Advising & Checkout Priviledges

Priority Registration

Career Development Awards

Outstanding post-college opportunities

Thanks for letting us be a part of your intellectual adventure. If you're still feeling like you need a point in the right direction, please don't hesitate to reach out to:

Your Honors College Advisor

Your Honors College Professor

The Honors College
034 University Heights North
Office Hours M-F 8-4:30

Fall 2021 UVM Student Resources

Upcoming Honors College Events

Thursday, August 26th from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center

Honors College Welcome event

This event, which is required for all first-year HCOL students with a move-in date of 8/26*, will be an opportunity to come together and meet the HCOL staff and faculty. After some remarks from the staff, you’ll break into small groups with your HCOL 085 instructors and classmates and begin to build relationships with one another.

Saturday, August 28th from 9:30 to 11:00 at U Heights North

Doorstop Painting Party hosted by HCOL Peer Mentors

Meet your fellow first-year Honors College students, ask the peer mentors questions, and decorate a doorstop for your room so your new neighbors can pop in and introduce themselves up in the dorm.

Wednesday, September 1st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. inside and outside of U Heights North

Honors College Welcome Barbecue

Mingle with your fellow Honors College Students and enjoy some delicious food. Pick up the food inside UHN, seating to eat will be available outside.

See also

Honors College Calendar

Past Events

Virtual Town Hall for at-home Honors College Students

Wednesday, October 7th from 5 pm to 6 pm

This is a virtual live town hall event for all Honors College students who are studying at home to meet with Dean David Jenemann and ask any questions they might have.

Keep Track of the Honors College

Follow the Honors College @uvmhonorscollege on instragram

Like the University of Vermont Honors College on Facebook

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Dining on Campus