Opportunities for Freshman

Modes of Inquiry

Modes of Inquiry is an Honors freshman seminar course, offered to first-semester students in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education & Human Development. Honors students in these enrollment units are strongly encouraged to apply to participate in Modes of Inquiry. Invitations will be sent to eligible students via e-mail prior to the start of summer orientation.

    Prior to the start of the semester, students enrolled in Modes of Inquiry participate in two days of Honors activities during the University's Welcome Week. This two-day program, the First-Year Seminar, is designed to provide an early opportunity for students to become familiarized with the campus, meet Honors faculty members, administrators, and staff, interact with Honors student leaders, and meet future classmates. Additionally, students will engage in classroom learning opportunities led by a faculty member, academic advisor, and a reference librarian and archivist from the University Libraries system.

    Click here to access the 2019 First-Year Seminar Program. 


    Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

    LLCs are academic and residential communities dedicated to a specific theme that creates purposeful links among academic, residential and social components of the college experience.  Members of an LLC usually live together on the same floor in Kurz hall, enroll as a cohort in themed courses each semester, and participate in group co-curricular activities.The Honors LLCs are comprised of grouped classes in a specific cluster, allowing students to take two or more courses with the same group of peers throughout the semester. Please visit our Living Learning Community page for more information.