Honors News & Events

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Upcoming Honors Events

Fall 2022


 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 will 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.


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.