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Admitted Honors Students

Congratulations on your invitation to join the Miami University Honors College! As part of the incoming Honors class, you will be a member of a cohort of incredibly bright, motivated, and talented students. We are excited to have you join the Miami University Honors College! We look forward to making Honors an integral part of your academic journey and Miami experience. Please use this website as a guide for Honors as you prepare to join our community.

Before You Arrive

  • Check your Miami email regularly.
  • Attend a Make It Miami! session.
  • Complete the online housing contract and reach out the Campus Services Center with questions related to the housing process.
  • Register for first-year Orientation.
  • Attend an Honors College session at Orientation this summer.
  • After Orientation, look for information in your Miami email about Honors Convocation to welcome you to the Miami University Honors College.
  • You will receive housing assignments this summer. 
  • Prepare to move-in to the Honors Residential College.
stonebridge hall with two students walking on the sidewalk

Honors Housing

Miami’s Honors College is a residential college that requires first-year Honors students to live in the Honors residence halls. Our buildings are the modern Hillcrest, Hodge, and Young Halls. Students living in the Honors residence halls become involved in the Honors community by building a network of intellectual engagement, coordinating community service projects, and participating in social events. Read the FAQs for additional details.

Academic Overview

The Honors College curriculum requires students to complete six (6) Honors experiences and the culminating Honors Senior Project over the course of their undergraduate studies. This averages to one (1) experience per semester over three years and the Honors Senior Project in the final year. Honors students work with their Honors advisor to create an individualized plan to complete the Honors College requirements.

Honors Senior Project Requirement

This achievement requires the proposal, development, and completion of a substantial project. This project can be a scholarly, research-based project or it can be achieved through an intensive and sustained creative, pre-professional, or co-curricular activity. Students are encouraged to use their Honors experiences to prepare for this project. Each project is student led and faculty mentored.

Benefits and Opportunities

  • Individualized advising to support your studies, guide you in completing Honors requirements, and foster networking connections across fields of study.
  • Guaranteed access to small, rigorous Honors courses that connect you to other high-achievers.
  • Faculty mentorship, including support from the Honors College Faculty-in-Residence.
  • Funding for research and independent projects that prepare you for the rigors of graduate school and the professional world.
  • Unique opportunities to engage with guest speakers and distinguished scholars-in-residence.
  • Access to Honors experiential learning opportunities, such as Honors-exclusive study abroad programs and the Urban Leadership Internship Program.
  • Opportunities to be a part of a close-knit learning community that shares a love of learning and commitment to academic rigor.
  • Modern, uniquely designed buildings of the Honors Residential College, in which students build their Honors community with new friends and Honors events.
  • Priority registration for all Miami courses.

Make It Miami!

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Honors College

Peabody Hall
701 Western College Drive
Oxford, OH 45056