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Important update:

Our current and future students’ wellbeing is of utmost importance to us. Please know that we are here to assist you. The best and quickest way to get in touch with our staff is by emailing us at instead of calling our office phones. We will reply to your email as fast as we can to make an appointment with you via Zoom or other virtual means.

If you are a current honors student reaching out about academic advisement for fall 2020 honors classes or any other questions, we are here to assist you. Please make a virtual appointment with Cory Chambers or Justin Smith via VandalStar. You can find a list of all fall 2020 honors courses on our Honors Courses webpage.

If you are an admitted or prospective student, we are here to assist you and to help you. Please email Cory or Justin at to set up a virtual meeting with them.

Thank you for your patience.

A community of scholars

The Honors Program enriches your experience at the University of Idaho.

  • Small, enriching, discussion-based courses that count toward degree requirements
  • Honors thesis option
  • Selective honors program-specific, four-year scholarships
  • Special mentorship and advising to help you get engaged in undergraduate research and prepare for graduate school
  • Application assistance for distinguished scholarships such as the Rhodes, Goldwater, Udall scholarships and many more
  • Extracurricular academic activities such as "Fireside Chats" with professors and trips to regional honors conferences
  • Free admission to on- and off-campus concerts and movies
  • Leadership opportunities such as the Honors Student Ambassador Program, Peer Mentor Program and student clubs
  • Priority course registration
  • Supportive campus living groups


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Physical Address:
Idaho Student Union Building
Room 315
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2533

Phone: 208-885-0154