Honors News and Updates

New Honors College Living and Learning Community

The 204,656-square-foot building, which is going up at University Drive and Knoles Drive, includes bedrooms, classrooms, a student advising center and study areas. It is a state-of-the-art building designed to be a place where Honors College students can live, study, congregate and collaborate with others who are passionate about learning and creating.  The Honors College is the oldest honors program in Arizona, and it continues to grow; enrollment increased by 24 percent for the 2016-2017 school year. NAU recently changed the Honors Program into an Honors College, allowing for greater recruitment and retention opportunities for the top talent in the state.

Participation in the Honors College allows undergraduate students to take specialized courses, including a capstone course, access the Honors Writing Center and do research. Establishing classes specifically for Honors students provides them the opportunity to break out of traditional classroom settings and mentor their peers.

Wolf Gumerman, director of the Honors College, said students are put on flexible and rigorous pathways to help them achieve their educational and career goals, offering access to research and a thesis, internships, faculty mentors and more.  Read more here.

Honors College student earns Goldwater 

Etude O'Neel Judy is one of three students from Arizona to receive the award for 2017.  Check out more about Etude here.

Honors College triple major earns second Academic All-American honors   

For Northern Arizona University student Rene Coggins, balancing three majors in the Honors College and being a Division I basketball player is just part of her daily routine. Learn more about Rene and her time at NAU here.

NAU Honors grad earns Fulbright

Hesham Elnagar, Honors grad and former Honors Program grad assistant, heads to Jordan for his Fulbright studies. Read more!