Students can enroll in Honors-only courses and seminars designed especially for them. These courses have smaller class sizes and greater student-professor interaction, allowing each student to benefit more from the course even as the community grows. Other benefits include:
Honors students who are in good standing with the Honors Program have access to early registration. This privilege extends to students who have taken an Honors course (or contracted for Honors credit) the previous semester, as well as maintained the required GPA, or notified the Honors Program of their use of a semester’s leave. Honors students are encouraged to attend Honors Advising sessions in Fall and Spring in order for the early registration date to be applied. Check your UNO email for more details about when Honors advising takes place, and how to sign up!
The University Honors Program administers several different scholarships and provides support for applications to national fellowships and scholarships. Select high school seniors who apply to UNO before February 1st and have been accepted are invited to participate in the Distinguished Scholarship Competition in early spring. The results are used to identify five recipients of full tuition scholarships for their careers at UNO; five further Distinguished Honors scholarships carrying a stipend for four years are also awarded. There are also scholarships available to Honors seniors in good standing through an application process in spring of their junior year at UNO. Our learning community cohorts (incoming first-year students) also receive scholarships throughout their course of study at UNO. Check out the Honors Scholarships page for details of national opportunities too.
Honors Program Facilities
The Honors Program is located in Kayser Hall, suite 208. There is a student lounge for studying and relaxing, a small kitchen with microwave and refrigerator for lunches, and computer facilities (including FREE printing). These facilities are open to Honors Program students 24 hours a day and can be used for individual or group study. Evening access requires coding on your Mavcard; you can complete the form required for such coding here.
Honors students have priority for housing in University and Maverick Villages, which are 550-bed apartment-style units in the residence halls on UNO's North Campus. Each unit contains a living area, four individual bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen area. Incoming Fall students can opt to be a part of the Honors community living in Maverick Village; students can thus live and learn in Honors.
Students living in the Honors residence hall enjoy opportunities to take classes and form study groups; the community bonds students and forges lifelong friendships. The Resident Assistant, often a fellow member of the Honors Program, plans activities that include an Honors focus throughout the year of residence. Click here to learn more.
Domestic and International Honors Semesters are available to students through the National Collegiate Honors Council. These semester-long academic experiential programs allow honors students from throughout the United States and Canada to earn Honors credit in learning experiences that emerge from the unique traits of the semester's locale. Click here for more details.
The Washington Center is an independent nonprofit organization that provides internship programs and academic seminars to college students from across the country and around the world. They are affiliated with 850 colleges and universities nationwide and work with 2,000 - 3,000 internship placements in Washington representing major professional fields in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Click here to learn more.
MavSYNC is a special Honors group that shares unique opportunities and events with Honors Students.
There are many more positives about being a part of the Honors Program and the active learning community it offers. Email us to chat more!
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