UHP Framework & Benefits

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UHP Framework:

The purpose of the University Honors Program is not to make you do more or harder work because you are an honors student. Rather, it is about finding meaning and gaining deeper learning in what you are already doing. It’s about discovering and diving into your passions. It’s about taking risks and trying new things inside and outside the classroom. It’s about applying your knowledge and skills in real-world settings. Finally, it’s about transformation - academically, professionally and personally.



Priority Registration

Beginning spring semester of the first year, UHP students register for classes before other students. This allows our students to craft their schedules so that they avoid time conflicts and take advantage of opportunities on campus and in the community.

Social Events

We help students get connected to the larger University. Stay connected to with our team, our student-leaders, or the listserv to learn more throughout the year.


From Welcome Retreat coordinators and leaders to Honors Ambassadors and Honors Council, students have a voice. They are a vital asset to the honors community. Our Program provides many opportunities to gain leadership skills.

Innovative Space

Renovated in early 2018, the UHP suite now has all new furniture, white-board walls, and a conference room. The classroom hosts a number of seminars and enables international web-conferencing.


Each student has their own University Honors advisor. UHP advisors work with you to develop your own individualized and flexible plan based on your unique interests, goals and passions. The goal is to maximize on what you already want from college.


We host a ceremony for all graduates where each student is honored individually and receives a medal to be worn at University Commencement. A designation also appears on your UC transcript.

Exclusive Opportunities

Welcome Retreat
LeaderShape Institute
Biomedical RaMP
UHP Discover