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Honors Profiles

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Opportunities

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Resources

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Advising

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Housing

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Dean of Students

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Honors Profiles

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Undergraduate Research

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Teaching for Honors

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Prestigious Scholarships

Information about the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and other national awards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be in the Honors Program to graduate with honors?
Q: Do I have to live in Hume Hall if I am in the Honors Program?
Q: Are there extra fees associated with the Honors Program?
Q: Do Honors students receive early registration?
Q: Are UF Innovation Academy students eligible to participate in the Honors Program?
Q: Are transfer students eligible for admission to the Honors Program?
Q: How do I complete the Honors Program?
Q: I'm a prospective student. How can I meet with someone in the Honors Program to learn more?
Q:What are some of the fun events and activities that Honors students get to participate in?
Q:Are PaCE or UFOnline students eligible for admission into the Honors Program?


Q: Do I have to be in the Honors Program to graduate with honors?
A:
  No.  Participation in the Honors Program is completely independent of graduating with honors.  Each college at UF sets its own requirements for graduating cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude.  Every student at the university is eligible to graduate with honors.

Q: Do I have to live in Hume Hall if I am in the Honors Program?
A:
  No.   The Honors Residential College at Hume Hall offers a unique living experience for our students, but it is not a requirement for membership in the program.  Many of our students choose to live in other residence halls on campus during their first year at UF.  Consider attending one of our Afternoons with Honors programs to see Hume for yourself. 

Q: Are there extra fees associated with the Honors Program?
A:
No.  Students do pay one-time membership dues of $60 to the Student Honors Organization (SHO) before their first year at UF, but there are no other fees charged for the program.  These dues pay for activities organized by SHO throughout the year and for the t-shirt that students receive during Preview.

Q: Do Honors students receive early registration?
A:
Yes, on a limited basis.  When registering for classes in the second semester of their first year and for classes in their second year, students who remain in good standing with the program are eligible to register during the early registration period for up to 10 credit hours of courses.  Please note that some departments limit early registration for certain courses so that not every course will necessarily be available.  Early registration does not apply during Preview (it is technically impossible).

Q: Are UF Innovation Academy students eligible to participate in the Honors Program?
A:
Yes.  Students who have been admitted to the Innovation Academy may apply to the Honors Program during our regular application period.  This is the only opportunity IA students have to apply; that is, there is no lateral admissions process for IA students.  Please note that there are no Honors courses during summer sessions, so IA students will need to be conscientious and creative about meeting the Honors program requirements.

Q: Are transfer students eligible for admission to the Honors Program?
A:
No. Students who are admitted to UF as transfer students are not eligible for admission to the Honors Program. This does not mean however that transfer students cannot graduate with honors. Those distinctions are independent of the Honors Program and are determined by the individual colleges and departments. For more information on graduating with honors, click here.

Q: How do I complete the Honors Program?
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Students who entered the Honors Program in Summer B 2012 or later must earn 8 academic points, 6 enrichment points, and graduate with honors in their major in order to complete the program. A portfolio documenting all points earned is submitted prior to graduation. Students whose portfolios are approved will receive a medallion to wear at commencement, as well as receive a notation on their official UF transcript. For more information on Honors completion requirements, including activities for academic and enrichment points, click here.

Q: I'm a prospective student. How can I meet with someone in the Honors Program to learn more?
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We invite you to join us for an Afternoons with Honors session where you can tour the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall, eat lunch with our Honors Ambassadors, and participate in an information session with our Ambassadors and an Honors advisor. Spots are limited, so we encourage you to sign up here as soon as possible. Accepted students will also be invited to a Visitation Day hosted by our Honors Ambassadors in April. More information will be provided in their acceptance notification. Unfortunately, we are unable to make individual appointments with Honors advisors for prospective students, but you are always welcome to speak to one of our student assistants to learn more about the program.

Q: What are some of the fun events and activities that Honors students get to participate in?
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We are constantly developing interesting events and activities for our Honors students. H-Camp is a popular overnight retreat for first-year students. The Student Honors Organization sponsors 60-70 events per year at Hume. The Honors Ambassadors organize an Honors Involvement Conference in fall. We partner with the University Athletic Association to host Honors nights at various athletic events such as volleyball, gymnastics, and baseball, and our Honors Football Block has more than 150 members sitting together for each home football game. We host a holiday party at the UF President's House in December and a spring banquet in April. We also have our own Dance Marathon and Relay for Life teams. Students can volunteer through Honors Without Borders, write for Prism Honors Magazine or one of our many blogs, plan events as an Honors special events intern, or serve as an Honors photographer. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with Honors!

Q: Are PaCE or UFOnline students eligible for admission into the Honors Program?
A:
No. Students who are admitted to UF into these programs are not eligible for admission to the Honors Program. This does not mean however that online students cannot graduate with honors. Those distinctions are independent of the Honors Program and are determined by the individual colleges and departments. For more information on graduating with honors, click here