Honors Activities

Honors Program Newsletter
The Honors Program issues a newsletter that reports on events in the program. The Newsletter offers Honors students an opportunity to publicize their achievements and write about their interests - including the publication of creative work.

Manhattan Walking Tours visiting historic locations such as the Dutch and British city, the Lower East Side, the Upper West Side, and Central Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lecture Series
As schedules permit, the Honors Program invites a variety of speakers to address its students and the larger University community.  Our previous speakers have included Oliver Sachs on psychology and music, Jill Lepore on race in pre-Revolutionary War New York, Barry Lewis on New York City neighborhoods, Joshua Foer on memory, Russell Shorto on Manhattan as the "Island at the Center of the World," and F.E. Peters on Islam and Christ.

Learning Community    The Honors Program is its own learning community.  Residential students have the option of living in the Honors Wing of Donovan Hall, the freshman residence hall.  Since Honors Program students take many of their classes together, study groups naturally follow, and these are available to commuting students as well.  Lunches, snack days, a party at Halloween, a student-faculty softball game, film series, and even a quidditch tournament now and then are parts of the program.


Music/Dance Series
NewYork City Ballet performances and its Balanchine production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker have become anticipated regular events of the University Honors Program.  Performances of the Metropolitan Opera and concerts of the New York Philharmonic as well, all of these offered free every semester to the extent our budget allows, are exceptionally popular parts of the program.

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