Created in 1982, the Honors Program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences but serves approximately 1,500 students from all academic units across the university. Each semester, more than 750 students enroll in a variety of Honors courses and seminars, and around 500 new students choose to participate in the Honors Program each year.
The Honors Program is currently based in two facilities: the Etscorn Honors Center and the Center for Engaged Learning. The Etscorn Honors Center, located in Strickler Hall, is home to the administrative offices of the Honors Program and includes a high-tech classroom, advising offices, study areas, and meeting rooms. The Office of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships is located in the Center for Engaged Learning, which is part of Belknap Village South.
Honors Program offices and facilities are conveniently clustered at the center of campus, situated close to commuter parking, residence halls, the Student Activity Center, and many classroom buildings. These two locations are the sites for many presentations, receptions, meetings, and social events open to Honors students throughout the year.