Honor, distinction, and community
If you’re an academically-motivated student, the Honors College will help you push academic boundaries. Surround yourself with a
strong community of engaged scholars for support and inspiration that use
civility, compassion, empathy, and humility to make our world a better and
See our video highlighting student participation in Honors.
Our rigorous, personalized program of study with honors-distinguished
coursework, will challenge your intellect and stimulate your love of learning.
Upon graduation you will receive special honors distinction on your transcripts, helping
you gain a competitive edge early in your chosen career. These Honors highlights serve as proof of your diligence and drive--someone who stands out to future employers or top-notch graduate schools.
The benefits of the Honors community assist you with your transition to college life while helping to ensure your success:
- small, discussion-based seminar-style classes
- personalized mentoring from professors and advisers
- central campus location with classes, faculty, advisers, and program offices right in your residence hall
- extended library privileges
- one-on-one tutoring
- scholarship opportunities
- unique and enriching department events, lectures, workshops and activities
- early enrollment
Ernest Calderón Learning Community houses incoming Honors first year students
Ernest Calderón Learning Community’s academically-focused
and 24-hour quiet environment is appreciated by residents who place success in
their college career as their top priority. Calderón is a suite-style hall in
central campus, offering several study spaces, kitchens, two classrooms, game
room, fitness room and third floor “Summit Lounge” featuring a sweeping view of
More information on the Honors Calderón LC, including information on how to apply for Calderón and the Honors LC, can be found here.
The Honors LC in Calderón Learning Community filled to capacity for Fall 2016; do not delay in your admission to Honors or submitting your on-campus housing application.
Honors announces EXTENDED merit scholarship dates for incoming Fall 2017 freshmen
NAU Honors freshman applications for Fall 2017 received by November 28, 2016 at 11:59pm will be considered for 25 $1000 scholarships! That's reason enough to begin working on your application to the Honors College! Apply for Honors here.
The Honors community: get involved
Bonding with professors and classmates is part of the Honors experience. Lifelong connections with other Honors students form best when working and living together.
Western Regional Honors Council's Annual Conference 2013
Northern Arizona University Honors was the host for the 2013 WRHC Annual Conference in the High Country Conference Center.