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 courses during the University's Welcome Week. This two-day program 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.


    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.

      University Honors Program

      Etscorn Honors Center

      Threlkeld Hall

      University of Louisville

      Louisville, Kentucky 40292

      Office Hours

      Etscorn Honors Center: M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm

      Honors Overseers' House: M-F 9:00am to 4:30pm


      P. (502) 852-6293

      F. (502) 8523919