Requirements to Complete the University Honors Program:
- Earn 8 Academic Points*
- Earn 6 Enrichment Points*
- Graduate with Honors in the major
- Complete the Honors Graduation Application*
*Submitted in your Honors Cohort on Canvas
All documentation for points and the Honors Graduation Application must be submitted by the published deadline in the student’s graduating semester. Late / incomplete submissions or applications will not be reviewed or accepted.
- Summer 2022 graduates: July 8
- Fall 2022 graduates: October 28
- Spring 2023 graduates: March 10
- Summer 2023 graduates: July 7
Students who meet these requirements will receive a notation on their official UF transcript and a medallion to wear at commencement.
Questions about Honors Completion that are not addressed here or on Canvas should be directed to Dr. Johnson.
Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code Review:
The Honors Program will review all honors students’ disciplinary status with the university on an annual basis, starting with the Summer 2018 entering class. This review includes students applying for the program through lateral admissions.
Any student found responsible for a Student Honor Code violation and/or issued probation or a higher sanction due to a Student Conduct Code violation will be ineligible to continue in the Honors Program. Those students will be released from the Honors Program at the end of that academic year.
Honor Code and Student Conduct Code
1) Any student responsible for an Honor Code violation will be ineligible to continue in the Honors Program and will be released from the program at the end of the academic year to non-Honors studies.
2) Any student issued probation or a higher sanction due to a Student Conduct Code violation will be ineligible to continue in the Honors Program and will be released from the program at the end of the academic year to non-Honors studies.
Hall of Fame Application
The Honors Hall of Fame application includes three components that illustrate your alignment with the UF Honors Program pillars of Opportunity, Community, and Challenge.
1. Opportunity: In opportunity lies access, possibility, achievement. The future is molded by it; Honors students are driven by it. Opportunity allows Gators to discover and follow their paths and, through the UF Honors Program, affords deeper connections and personalized tracks to success.
Describe your personal track to success at the University of Florida - this could be in the form of a resume or CV, an illustration, or a narrative description.
Please include the following:
- Define “success” as you see it near the end of your undergraduate journey
- Describe the opportunities (e.g. activities, networks, involvement, courses) that contributed to that success throughout your time at UF. These opportunities are not limited to the Honors Program or the University of Florida, but should have taken place while a student.
2. Community: In a university of tens of thousands, the UF Honors Program provides a smaller, supportive community of like-minded high achieving students, helpful advisors and top-notch faculty. This close network of creative scholars with diverse interests forms valuable, lifelong friendships and professional connections.
Respond to the following essay prompt (max 1,000 words): How has the Honors community specifically enhanced or shaped your undergraduate experience? How have you participated in / contributed to this community?
3. Challenge: Through challenge comes evolution. Whether by academic rigor, leadership, navigating personal growth or a foreign country, the UF Honors Program is a challenge – not a reward – for students who thrive on overcoming obstacles and constantly redefining success.
Ask someone familiar with your time at UF to write a letter of support. This letter should focus on how you have evolved, overcome obstacles, and/or redefined success as a UF student.
How to Submit: Dr. Johnson will send a link to the UF Honors Hall of Fame submission form to all students who apply for graduation in the semester which they will graduate.