The Luminaries are a group of intellectually diverse, highly motivated, student leaders who are excited to share their enthusiasm about the University of Florida Honors Program with others. This highly-selective group of exemplars serve as the official tour guides and student representatives for the UF Honors Program.   

Applications are now open for 2019/2020 Luminaries!

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To excite and inspire high achieving high school students to see their potential at the University of Florida. The Luminaries work with the UF Honors Program to continually attract a curious, intellectually daring, and creative community of scholars.



Luminaries are expected to-

  • Have a 3.5+ GPA
  • Maintain a knowledge of honors including but not limited to programmatic offerings and opportunities, requirements, and Hume;
  • Attend meetings and professional development trainings;
  • Read and retain the information presented in the weekly Honors on Wednesday email;
  • Check the Canvas page for announcements, assignments, and opportunities regularly
  • Commit to serving for 1 academic year (fall/spring), with the opportunity to renew contract based on satisfactory performance;
  • Adhere to professional dress and conduct when representing honors;
  • Be an active member of the University Honors Program (no Freshman Honors Program students) and plan to complete the program; and
  • Represent the UF Honors Program through tours, Admissions events, and honors events.

Luminaries can expect-

  • To engage in a close, meaningful working relationship with the honors office;
  • Training opportunities to support responsibilities and individual career development;
  • Honors Program apparel to wear at events;
  • To develop a strong leadership network with peers and campus experts; and
  • One honors Enrichment point for a full year of satisfactory service.


Luminary recruiment takes place in the spring semester. Keep an eye out for more information in the Honors on Wednesday.