The University Honors Program is more than just a curriculum. The Honors Program extends far beyond the classroom, and includes a plethora of student leadership groups, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Peer Advisors

The Peer Advisors are leaders, advisors, and connectors in the community and provide a valuable resource to their peers.


All incoming first-year students in the Honors Program live in the Honors housing community in West Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may choose an optional Honors housing community on the Foggy Bottom Campus. 

Faculty in Residence

Faculty in residence spend time with students in casual environments outside of the classroom, often leading trips and activities around the nation’s capital.


While many alumni continue their education in graduate programs across the country and throughout the world, Honors alums go on to pursue a wide range of careers. We are proud of our students and invite their continued participation in the program, whether through occasional events that we host to celebrate our alumni or through networking opportunities that we seek to provide to our current students.


From program-wide meals to carving pumpkins, exploring the city with your class to stimulating lunch lectures and faculty-led hikes, the Honors Program engages students outside of the classroom.