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The UNM Honors College offers high-achieving, enthusiastic, motivated students many of the personal and intellectual advantages of a small liberal arts college within the diversity of a large research university. The emphasis in our courses is on intensive reading, writing, and discussion in which reasoned self-expression and critical thinking are valued and rewarded.


  • In December 2014, the Mellon Foundation invited the University of New Mexico to join the consortium of undergraduate institutions that are participants in their MMUF program. UNM will select its first undergraduate cohort in spring of 2015.
    The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers; it is not intended to support students who intend to go on to medical school, law school or other professional schools. Fellows receive stipends ($1,800/semester) during the academic year so that they may have more time to focus on their academic work and research. Fellows are also awarded summer stipends ($3,900) after the sophomore and junior years to conduct research. Additional funding is available to Fellows for related travel. For further information and for application materials, please visit Applications are due by March 15th.


  • CLA+ for graduating seniors! Please go to Graduation page for schedules and information.
  • Fall 2015 Preview Night will be held on April 6th from 5-7pm in Woodward Hall. This event is NOT MANDATORY. However, if you would like to take an Honors course, you must submit your Override Card at this event.
  • Honors College Spring Lecture Series
    • "Modernist Poetry, Public Opinion, and the Omnicompetent Citizen" by Honors College Fellow Matt Hofer
      March 18th, 4pm, Honors College Forum
    • "The Changing Employment Relationship and the Challenges it Presents to 21st century Graduates" by Honors College Fellow Shawn Berman
      April 8th, 4pm, Honors College Forum
    • “Scientific research:  It’s not the linear scientific method you’ve been taught“ by Honors College Fellow Gary Weissman
      April 15th, 4pm, Honors College Forum


  • Honors College Scholarships - Applications will be available Friday, March 6th and are due Friday, April 4th at 4pm.
    • $1000 Scholarship:  The Rod and Dana Knowlton Guinn Scholarship will provide $1,000 in support for an Honors College student during the 2015-2016 academic year. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed at least two courses in the Honors College, who is an excellent student and can demonstrate financial need. The recipient will be required to continue in the Honors College during the scholarship year (must take at least one course).
    • $500 Scholarship:  The UNM Honors College Veterans Scholarship will provide $500 in support for a student who is a US veteran and a member in good standing of the Honors College. This scholarship is awarded based on a combination of academic achievement and financial need. The student must have completed at least one course in the Honors College, and plan to continue during the upcoming academic year.
  • Thinking about majoring in Honors? Visit the Major Information page to learn more. Applications for majors are due on March 15th.
  • Attention Graduating Seniors! The Honors College Graduation Packet is now available on our Graduation page. Packets are due March 27th.
  • The Honors College is hiring a Student Computer Assistant. This student position is very technical and requires substantial independent work without the regular guidance of a supervisor. Student must have initiative and be able to self-direct many independent projects. For more detail or to apply for this position visit: and see posting# 0829087.



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