Honors News & Events

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Upcoming Honors Events

Spring 2024


Is Grad School Your Perfect Match?: Beyond Being a Bachelor - Reprise
Remote only

March 21, 2024 12-1pm, Online

Zoom link here
Meeting ID: 843 6458 4111
Passcode: 3212024

With Dean Finney

Have you found your intellectual passions and want to continue your education beyond your Bachelor’s degree? Are you curious about graduate school? Mary Jo Finney, Dean of the Graduate School at UAA, will demystify graduate programs in general and explain the way Graduate Education works at UAA. Light Refreshments will be Provided. 

Hosted by Dean Ray Ball and sponsored by the UAA Honors College.

Honors College Digital Storytelling and ePortfolio Training

Time: April 10, from 2:30-3:30 PM

This is a training to help you create your ePortfolio, which you will present during the Honors College graduation ceremony. There are three training sessions offered, and we expect all graduating seniors to attend at least one of these trainings. Any Honors College students are welcome to attend, and we invite you to come to more than one.

Zoom link here

2024 Polaris Lecture - Looking North: The United Kingdom and the Arctic
In-person event

Thursday, April 11
5:00-6:30 PM
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

All are welcome! Refreshments will be provided. 

The University Honors College, College of Arts and Sciences, and International Studies Program are excited to host Minister David Rutley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, for a special evening lecture.

Honors College Spring 2024 Graduation Ceremony
In-person event

Time: April 19 from 2-4 PM

Location: UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

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:
https://alaska. zoom.us/rec/share/cOMGomCMz- mmdwhFrb0wYRPNMFYtiXZYFequFRmL X1Mq4e30Dcc2YeqQgeKKYZHP. 44CXUKw633XOXAxc?startTime= 1666823628000

  • 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.

Fulbright Scholarship Information
Recording of Major Scholarships Highlight session from April 17

Access the Zoom recording

UAA has a new Fulbright Ambassador now available for students who wish to apply for Fulbright scholarships.


 University Honors College

Register for F24 Honors GERs!

Fall 2024 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, Valerie Robideaux, at vbrobideaux@alaska.edu.

Honors Designated Course List


Undergraduate 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. 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! 

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.