Welcome to the University Honors Program!
The University Honors Program at The Catholic University of America offers a challenging and inspiring liberal arts program to motivated students with outstanding academic promise. The faculty are drawn from among the most knowledgeable scholars and finest undergraduate teachers at the university. The curriculum, developed under the leadership of Honors Program founder Ingrid Merkel with support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, introduces students to some of the major intellectual and cultural currents in the West while encouraging them to reflect on some of the great questions-questions that demand answers, more or less insistently, in every age. Through the give and take of intimate, seminar-style classes, UHP students find themselves pushed to be more broad-minded and rigorous, more thoughtful, quicker on their feet, more keenly critical and more humane in their pursuit of the truth.
In addition to an outstanding academic program, the UHP offers a variety of excellent social and cultural opportunities, ranging from the annual Christmas dinner, to trips to the theater, to scenic hikes in Maryland and Virginia, to spring break trips to Vienna and other major European cities. Those who choose to live in the Centennial Village Honors Community enjoy even more opportunities for enrichment, including dinner and discussion with invited professors, movie nights, and group excursions into Washington.
For qualified students, the University Honors Program at The Catholic University of America offers the opportunity to take a great education and make it even better. I invite you to read more about the program and contact us if you would like to learn more.
Director, University Honors Program
Afternoon Tea with Resident Faculty
(Every other) Friday
Dr. Rohlf's McDonald Apartment
Enjoy this opportunity to unwind with Dr. Rohlf, our honors faculty-in-residence, and spend time with his family!
Latin Reading Group
Mondays, 4:00pm, Mc Mahon 112A
Wednesdays, 1:00pm, McMahon 314
Keep your Latin skills fresh by attending our Latin Reading Group! Translate weekly texts in a circle with your fellow honors students. Any skill level is welcome. Email email@example.com for more information.
Hitchhiker's Guide to Culture (Every other) Friday 4:30-5:30pm McDonald House First Floor Lounge Come listen to a faculty member speak about three topics in literature, music, and art referenced in everyday life that college students should know. This series is designed to give you a unique opportunity to interact with CUA faculty outside the classroom. Honors Evening Thursday, April 11 6:30pm Pryzbyla Great Room Honors Evening is a dinner event for incoming Fall 2013 Freshmen. Connected with Odyssey Day, this event is an important opportunity for new students to be introduced to faculty members and current students with whom they will be sharing their next four years. Event seating by RSVP. Fulbright Application Workshop I
Thursday, April 18 2-3:00pm
A Fellowships workshop by Julie Yarwood covering the Fullbright Study Abroad Scholarship: selecting a country, selecting recommenders, and writing a statement of grant purpose. This is information you need to get started on your Fullbright application process. Please RSVP, Yarwood@cua.edu. Fulbright Application Workshop II
Wednesday, April 24 10:15-11:00am
This Fullbright workshop with Julie Yarwood will cover only the topic of writing your personal statement. This is one of the most important parts of the application process, and Julie can tell you all you need to know to write a winning essay. Please RSVP, Yarwood@cua.edu. UHP Spring Dinner Monday, April 29 6:00pm Come join the University Honors Program for an evening of great food and fun as we celebrate the end of the semester and our graduating seniors! An appetizer reception will begin at 6:00, with dinner starting at 6:30.