Application & Experience Timeline
No prior experience with D&D is required to participate! Although applications are open to everyone within UHP, we particularly encourage first and second-year students to apply, as many of the themes connect to individuals transitioning into a University environment, as well as making sense of what they want from their time as a student.
- The Spring 2024 application will open on December 1 and close on December 21.
- The Summer 2024 application will open on April 1 and close on April 21.
- The Fall 2024 application will open on July 23 and close on August 12.
- Applicants will be notified of their status within 2-3 days of the application close date.
- An initial Zoom Orientation will occur the week before the semester begins
- If you are interested in applying in the future, please look out for announcements in the Honors Newsletter!
Before the semester begins
- Upon acceptance to the program, begin research and consideration of character goal
- Design character miniature on Hero Forge website and save .stl file.
- Meet virtually (1hr) to set mutual expectations, review safety tools, and further develop character
Weeks 1 - 15 of semester
- Sessions 1-15 of the story, followed by post-session debrief (3hrs each)
- Self-guided research and refections of both personal goal and character development (1hr)
Monthly progress assessments
- Virtual discussion and group reflection of the story and themes thus far (1hr each)
Weeks 14-15 of semester
- Synthesizing the experience and presentaton prep (2hrs)
- Presentations: sharing your experience with the group (2.5hrs)
Tales of Resilience Application-- Spring 2024
Players will assume the role of first-year students admitted to this competitive institution. The internal and external pressures they face will force them to grapple with their own mental and emotional well-being like never before. And as they adjust to life on campus, a looming threat gathers in the shadows. Will they be able to navigate their academic and personal responsibilities, all while untangling a sinister mystery?
The application is competitive. Please make sure you thoughtfully respond to the short answer questions. We estimate it will take 15 minutes or less to complete.