Since 2013, the University of Iowa has awarded University Honors at graduation (noted on transcript and diploma) to honors students who complete the curriculum of 12 honors credits in coursework and 12 in experiential learning from a menu of options promoting many of the powerful learning experiences the University offers such as mentored research, study abroad, service learning, internships and experiential coursework. In addition, students may earn honors in the major recognition through their departments.

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Have you seen our fall newsletters? Catch-up on all things honors by visiting our publications page. 

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Honors English Seminar 2019

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Lecture Meet Up

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Blank Honors Center
• Meet at BHC at 4 to walk over to Riverside Theater for lecture starting at 5 (doors open at 4:30) • Free, no tickets needed

Late Night Study Session

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Blank Honors Center
Snacks and study in 440! 

Bob Ross Paint Along

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Blank Honors Center
Paint with honors and Bob Ross!

Concert Meet-Up

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Blank Honors Center
• UI Symphony Orchestra and UI Choir Concert at Hancher at 7:30pm • Meet at BHC at 6:30 to walk over together and attend the concert • Free, no tickets needed

Honors Destress Fest: Cocoa and Coloring

Monday, December 4, 2023 8:00am to 5:00pm
Blank Honors Center
o Coloring pages and cocoa available in Nelson Activity Room/Library all day 8-5

Honors Destress Fest: Movie Night

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Blank Honors Center
Read Our Blog...

As we watch the individuals of Honors at Iowa grow and change during their path to success within their respective fields, we invite readers to visit Note to Self to enjoy stories, essays, and other highlights.

Note to Self

The writing university.

A college town like no other.

Collaboration over competition.

Where art meets science.

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