Residential Honors Program

five women stand in front of ancient ruinsIn the Residential Honors Program (RHP), students participate in a living-learning community for their freshman and sophomore years. These students

• take selected classes and a corresponding colloquium as a group, working closely with honors faculty and supporting each other by living and studying together in Grossnickle Hall.

• participate in regular programming in Grossnickle Hall and around and beyond campus, including special sessions with university guests and field experiences.

• study abroad together in the summer after their sophomore year, guided by MUW faculty and completing two sections of the honors seminars (HO 303). Locations vary with the interest and expertise of the faculty leaders, but have included England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, and Peru.

are supported by two Honors Mentors in Grossnickle Hall and on honors study abroad.

 complete their honors experience with the other elements of the four-year honors curriculum:  Honors Forum, one year of foreign language or additional math/science, and the senior-level independent research project.

Admission to this program is competitive and is granted primarily to the recipients of Centennial and Honors Awards.  Other freshmen may also indicate their interest when applying to the Honors College.