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Marquette’s University Honors Program is designed for intellectually curious, academically engaged students who want to learn in a close-knit community of their peers at the heart of a vibrant research university. Its broadly based, interdisciplinary curriculum addresses our most pressing contemporary challenges with cutting-edge knowledge and research and the wisdom of centuries of Jesuit values and pedagogy. The University Honors Program offers an intense, individualized and experiential education by which students learn to become leaders — at Marquette and in their careers.

News and Events


Honors Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 2017
3 to 4 pm
Parents, family, and friends are welcome for the ceremony and refreshments. The ceremony will end in time to get to the Baccalaureate Mass. No tickets required. Academic apparel will NOT be worn. More information.

Honors Study Abroad Scholarships
Honors is very happy to announce that Cara Caputo, Emma Nitschke, and Olivia Ryan have won 2017-18 Honors study-abroad scholarships, Cara for museum studies at the University of London this summer, Emma for a full year in Lille, France, and Olivia for a semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Leadership Awards
Congratulations to three Honors students for winning Student Leadership Awards from Student Affairs: Corinne Conway, for a Celebration and Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion Award, Christina Hochla, for a Wellness Award, and Mysti Johnson, for an Emerging Leader Award!

Honors Night at the Haggerty
7-9 pm Friday March 24, at the Haggerty Art Museum. Rsvp here.

Call for Undergraduate Research Proposals: the UHP will be awarding 20 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships for summer 2017. Proposals are due Friday, March 24. More information

Spring '17 Advising Calendars now Available
Amelia Zurcher, Calendar
Maria Cooper, Calendar
John Fenelon, Calendar

Spring 2017 Study-Abroad Scholarships
Congratulations to Tommy Messner, A&S 2019, and Kaley Rohlinger, COMM 2019, who are both studying at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan this semester.

Honors Students Study Tolkien's Collection
Did you know that Marquette University owns the original manuscripts for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings? William Fliss teaches a first-year seminar on the classic work and was recently interviewed by CBS 58 on Sunday Morning Spotlight regarding the original manuscripts of the famed English author. See the video clip.

HPSAB election results
Congratulations to the newly elected UHP Student Advisory Board for 2016-17

Check out the new Honors Calendar
Whether you're a current student or a prospective student considering Marquette and the University Honors Program for fall '17, take a look at important dates on this new Honors Calendar.

Bee the Difference
Enterprising Honors senior Maggie Stang helped church leaders act on their dream by uniting two programs that are now enrolling a handful of meal program guests, affording them respect and responsibility along with an opportunity to learn the art and science of beekeeping.

Honors in the news: Marquette Journal

More Honors news


Honors Juniors take a final look at Immigration
Students in HOPR 3957H spent the semester interrogating Immigration with faculty Ruth Ann Belknap, Nursing; Grant Silva, Philosophy; and Ed Fallone, Law School. They presented their final group projects in the Eisenberg Reading Room.

Honors Research Fair: Nov. 15th
15 Honors students received competitive Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships to perform summer research under the direction of Marquette faculty in summer 2016. All awardees presented their research at the Honors Research Symposium in November.

Pizza with Professors
Honors faculty and Honors students eat together and enjoy a night of pizza in the living-learning dining hall in Straz Tower.
Pizza with Profs

Honors Forum with Matt Hanson


Dr. Jenn Finn, History, teaches an honors seminar on Athletes through the Ages. Her class hosted professional athlete Matt Hanson, an Ironman triathlete and winner of the 2015 North American Ironman Championship.

Political Biographies
Dr. Julia Azari, Political Science, teaches an honors first-year seminar entitled Political Biographies. She is featured on news outlets across the nation, including the prominent FiveThirtyEight blog and recently sat down with Marquette’s Provost Daniel Myers for a conversation about the upcoming election.

Honors at the Haggerty Museum of Art
Honors students in HOPR 1953 Real Fine Art: An In-Depth Look at Milwaukee Visual Arts get hands-on experience with the museum's newest exhibit "Series on Resurrection in Nature."


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Honors graduates

Where are they now?

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Honors in the news

Marquette Journal, December issue