Our incoming Honors Class

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Congratulations on your acceptance in the University Honors Program! 

Mark the date

By July 15th, you will receive from us an email with the name of your Honors Mentor and information on upcoming events. We also look forward to welcoming you at the Orientation Blast on August 16th, from 2-4 PM in the Guyon Auditorium and Rotunda, Morris Library. 

Meet your peers

We are proud to welcome students on a journey of self-realization that explores all of one's potential.  Our students are multi-faceted and ambitious about making a difference. They have an intellectual breadth and curiosity; often desire double majors or a couple of minors; have made an impact through service and extra curricular activities in their communities; and dream big.

They are not afraid to say on their applications: 

"Through my career, whether it be as a zoologist, wildlife/conservation biologist or other, I hope to work for the conservation of the species and inspire others to do what they can to help."

"I know my journey in life includes problem solving in order to put more magic in the world with the use of math, science, and physics. I plan to contribute to the wonders of this world."

"To survive in the world of theater, one has to keep pushing forward, to forget the rejections of the past, and simply look to next opportunity.  I will cling to my grittiness..."

"As I continue my education, I have decided that nothing is more important to me than helping others. To do so, I have chosen to pursue a bachelor's degree in biological science and continue my studies to become a physician's assistant."


photo Blake-Clark

Joining us in Fall 2019, is Blake Clark from Marion, IL.  Blake is The Southern Illinoisan Girls Soccer Player of the Year.  She will join the inaugural SIU women’s soccer team and SIU’s dentistry program.  Read more about Blake Clark.