You expect college to present new challenges. Our Honors Program will exceed your highest expectations.
As a special feature of the program, Honors faculty encourage students to take an active role in organizing an extracurricular activity or event. The project is part of the Honors Portfolio.
You will be free to tailor the activity to your individual interests. At the same time, your efforts will appeal to peers who share your academic interests. These opportunities include the following activities:
Honors Program Newsletter
Twice a semester, 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.
Each semester some of the finest scholars from the New York City area and beyond are invited to St. John's to address Honors students and to engage them in intellectual discussion. The Honors Lecture Series Committee, which comprises Honors students and a faculty advisor, chooses the theme for each semester's program.
The Honors Program is a community of students. So, along with student/faculty luncheons, barbecues and softball games, there are various gatherings of students and faculty throughout the academic year.
Every semester a series of three films with a common theme are shown in the evenings, followed by dinner and a student-led discussion.
In addition to a yearly Honors trip to the Cloisters in the fall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the spring, trips to museums in and around the New York City area are organized by students and accompanied by a faculty mentor. Particular attention will be given to special exhibits occurring at any given time.
Students organize trips to area cultural events, including ballet, opera and musical concerts -- both classical and/or contemporary. Again, special student discounts are available.