Why Honors?


Have your achievement recognized:

  • at the annual Honors Convocation.
  • on transcripts.
  • in the graduation program.
  • on diplomas.

Undertake advanced research projects:

  • grants to support research and its presentation.
  • opportunities to attend and participate in research conferences and exhibitions.

Take intellectually stimulating and challenging courses:

  • no large lecture classes means more personal attention and contact with our best and brightest faculty.
  • opportunities for active participation, development of leadership skills, and exchanges between students and faculty.
  • innovative and exciting teaching.
  • field experience and collaborative learning; critical reading, thinking, speaking, and writing; activities that develop organization and  presentation skills.
  • opportunities for service learning projects.
  • course enhancements such as speakers and field trips to museums, performances, and special exhibits.

Collaborate and socialize with fellow honors students:

  • teaching and learning.
  • living and learning spaces.
  • interactions and social activities.

Get the perfect schedule:

  • Honors students may register early for classes, at the same time as athletes and resident advisors in the dormitories.

The program is an institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Northeast Regional Honors Council and is a certified member of the Commonwealth Honors Programs.

The Honors Program participates in the annual Commonwealth Honors Programs-sponsored Massachusetts State System of Public Higher Education Conference on Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, Creative, and Public Service Activities, and the annual on-campus Sigma Xi Research Exhibition.