Honors News & Events

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Upcoming Honors Events

Fall 2022

Leadership Track Meeting
Wednesday, October 18

Time: 5:00-6:00 PM

Location: Rasmuson Hall, Room 103 (Honors lounge)

This event is open to all Leadership track Honors College students. Questions? Contact kjpace@alaska.edu

Digital Storytelling Workshop
Thursday, October 26

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM

Zoom link here

This event is open to all graduating seniors, and it is required that Honors College students attend at least one session to prepare for graduation. Questions? Contact mjamore@alaska.edu

Spring 2024 Priority Registration for Honors Students
Begins November 3

All UAA Honors College students have priority registration, which means you can register for classes ahead of other UAA students to ensure you get the classes you need for each semester.

If you need help registering or have registration holds that need to be removed for you to register, contact the Honors College advisor.

ePortfolio Workshop
Wednesday, November 8

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM

Zoom link here

This event is open to all Honors College students who would like to learn about best practices for designing your ePortfolio, which is a requirement for graduation in the Honors Program. Questions? Contact mjamore@alaska.edu

Apply for the Honors Administration Scholarship!

Deadline: Applications due December 1, 2023.  

UAA Honors Administrative Scholarship now open for applications from all current full-time Honors students in good standing. Click on the link to complete the Honors Administration Scholarship application.



Past Honors Events and Recordings



UAA Research and Creative Activities Opportunities Fair

October 26, 2022, 2:30-5:00 PM
UAA Planetarium, CPISB

Zoom recording with transcript:
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  • Event Recording Schedule

    *Please note: The recording is spotty in places and not all presenters had slides. Times noted below are approximate.



    Opening Remarks: Aaron Dotson, Vice Chancellor for Research
    Ruby Fried, Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies
    Britteny Howell, Health Sciences
    Sofia Sytniak and Riley Russell (Sara Buckingham's lab), Psychology


    Rebeca Maseda Garcia, Spanish
    Toby Widdicombe, English
    Erin Larson, AK Center for Conservation Science


    Matt Carlson, AK Center for Conservation Science
    Jeff Libby, Applied Environmental Research Center & Arctic Domain Awareness Center
    [Eric Bortz, Biological Sciences - couldn't be present]
    Matthew Cuellar, Social Work


    Ingrid Johnson, Justice Center
    Melanie Hulbert, Office of Student Success
    Rachael Hannah, Biological Sciences
    Lisa Schwarzburg, Health Sciences   *recording cut off during this presentation


    [Vanessa Hiratsuka, Center for Human Development - couldn't be present]
    Closing Remarks: Melanie Hulbert, Vice Provost for Student Success and Honors College Dean

ePortfolio Workshop
Recording of Remote Only session from
Tuesday, October 3

Access the Zoom recording

The ePortfolio Workshop is open to all Honors College students who would like to learn about best practices for designing your ePortfolio, which is a requirement for graduation in the Honors Program.


 University Honors College

Current Honors News

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  • New Honors College Launches Spring 2022

    After a year of intensive research, collaboration, and implementation among faculty, UAA is ready to launch its new Honors College program, which places an emphasis on holistic student engagement inside the classroom and out! Students have the opportunity to define what an Honors-level education means to them trough the lens of Community Engagement, Global and Multicultural Studies, Leadership, or Research or Creative Activities. Through these pathways, students will be able to satisfy their honors requirements by engaging in activities that will push them to engage with their peers, the campus community, the greater Alaskan region, or even across international borders. 

  • Meet the New Honors Academic Board

    As a part of the new Honors College, students will be carefully advised and guided by faculty instructors and mentors, who bring a breadth and depth of expertise and perspectives. These faculty will guide honors students to identify meaningful and interesting courses and experiences that will satisfy their honors requirements. Read more about the Honors Academics Board.


Register for SP23 Honors GERs!

Spring 2023 Honors GER class sections are now posted on the Honors Designated Courses webpage. Visit the link below to view all available classes and CRNs. If you have questions about registering for these classes, please contact the Honors College advisor, Andrea Hudson, at aahudson2@alaska.edu

Honors Designated Course List


Student Research & Creative Scholarship Showcase

An annual celebration and competition of UAA students academic work! Conducted in a competitive conference-style event, students have the opportunity to present their creative, sociological, scientific, or applied academic work, research, or projects for a chance to win prize money. Additionally, every competitor has their submitted project published on the Showcase website. 

Please visit our webpage for more information, and to browse and enjoy last year's Showcase Prize winners' and participants' academic projects!

Honors Housing Scholarship!

UAA is pleased to offer students in the University Honors College a $1,500 per year housing scholarship. The Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is open to students in the University Honors College and recipients of the UA Scholars award. Additionally, University Honors College students who live in student housing in their second year and beyond are eligible to join the Academic Honors Living Learning Community (LLC). Being a part of the Academic Honors LLC gives University Honors College students the opportunity to live in a community of peers with programs, support and resources tailored to their specific needs. The student housing application is now open so you can apply today! For more information on student housing and how to apply, please visit the Residence Life website.


The Academic Honors Housing Scholarship is applied each fall and spring semester as a $750 discount off the cost of room and board. The scholarship will be automatically applied; no additional application is needed! Residence Life is also offering the General Housing Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year valued at $2,000 ($1,000 for the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters). University Honors College students are eligible for both the Academic Honors and General Housing Scholarships totaling up to $3,500 in annual discounts if they live in student housing next academic year.

Students must remain in active status with the University Honors College to be eligible for the housing scholarship. First-time, first-year students who choose to live in student housing are required to participate in the First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) Program the first year they live in student housing. After their first year, University Honors College students can join one of UAA’s amazing Living Learning Communities, including the Academic Honors LLC.