Residential Honors Program

In 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 honors seminars (total of four credit hours). 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 an Honors Mentor on Honors Study Abroad.

• complete the Four-Year Honors Curriculum, which also includes four semesters of Honors Forum, one year of foreign language or additional math/science/social 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.