You can’t spend your whole college career in a classroom. If
you want your out-of-class time to be meaningful, we have several
opportunities available to you.
Explore the great outdoors
Our annual overnight Honors retreat, which takes place at
the beginning of each fall semester, can help you take a breath before the year
begins. The retreat, held in the university’s own Centennial Forest, lets you mingle with new
and returning students and professors in a relaxed setting.
We also host other outdoor activities. A recent hike took
students on a two-mile journey to through an ancient Sinaguan site—complete
with artifacts—to springs decorated by pictographs.
Get to know Flagstaff and your professors
Bonding with your professors informally will help you make
professional contacts you’ll value for the rest of your life. Past events have
included group walks to downtown Flagstaff, where professors discussed the
history of the railroad in our city, and a Halloween-themed exploration of
“haunted” Flagstaff sites. You can even join professors in fireside chats—a
recent one included a discussion of politics in Flagstaff.
Presenting your research is a huge part of getting into
graduate school and is great practice for the job world. Our Honors Symposium
is another way for you to build on your academic experience—you’ll present your
scholarly or creative works with other Honors students.
The university’s Undergraduate Symposium is one available
opportunity to get experience presenting your research.
Check out our list of upcoming Honors Program events.