Academic Highlight

Honors students in Prof. Dawn Morais' HON 101 course participate in a national debate on elder care. The National Managing Coordinator for the Diverse Elders Coalition have discovered Alani Jamile and Zedrick-Kyle Ota's recent stories on elder care and their families on Civil Beat and are posting the story on their website/blog. Prof. Morais' class has published a series of articles on elder care this semester.
Link to Zedrick's story:
Link to Alani's story:

Mānoa Horizons –Vol II Call for Submissions + Logo & Cover Design Contests

Volume II Logo and Cover Design Contests – Deadline May 1, 2017! Join and Submit your work for the upcoming the logo & cover design competitions! Find the details here

Scholarships & Fellowships Office

Learn more about the RhodesMarshallLuce, and Schwarzman fellowships, prestigious awards for valuable learning opportunities abroad. Attend an upcoming info session in March or contact the Scholarships & Fellowships Office for more information on these and other competitive scholarships. Pictured here is Alexandra McDougle, who is currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a 2016 Luce Scholar.

2017 Spring Undergraduate Showcase

2017 Spring Undergraduate Showcase
Congratulations to all the students who presented on May 5, 2017! Award winners and event photos have been posted to the website. Check back in September for updated information regarding the 2017 Fall Undergraduate Showcase.

Join the Honors Program

Make the most of your undergraduate studies. Apply to the Honors Program today.

Find Research Funding

Is your undergraduate research work in need of funding? Apply for a grant from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.

Search Honors Courses

Tentative Fall 2017 Honors courses are now posted online. Check out the course list.

Message from the director

Welcome to the Honors Program at UH Mānoa. We hope Honors will provide you an intellectual home, help you connect with a community of engaged learners and citizens, and challenge you to grow as a scholar, a classmate, and a human being.

Over your time here, I encourage you to take the lead in your academic journey, try new things, and ask a lot of questions. Our Honors faculty are here as your resource--do see them during office hours (and not just if you are struggling in class!). Our advisors and office personnel are here to help you navigate the program as well as to enrich your Honors experience--be sure to get to know them. Meeting with students is my favorite part of the job--make an appointment with me, or come to our different mixing events over the course of the school year.

This year, we are reviewing our program to see how we can improve it and develop it to make your Honors experience truly meaningful. We'd love to know what you think as you experience different aspects of it. Don't hesitate to let us know what is working (and what is not). This is YOUR program, and your involvement in it is critical to our overall success.

I hope to meet you soon!

- Dr. Vernadette Gonzalez

Important Dates

Graduating Honors Students!

Friendly Reminder:

Seniors Honors Project Due April 15, 2017

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Upcoming Informational Sessions

Honors Bridge Session:
  • Wednesday, 03/15  7:30AM-9:15AM KUY 307
STAR GPS Graduation Pathway Info Sessions:
  • Tuesday 3/21 3-4 p.m. at Bilger 335
  • Wednesday 3/22 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Agricultural Science Building 220 (AGSCI) - near the Biomedical Sciences Building

Student Experience

Acasia Hokama
Major: Microbiology