Honors events

You can’t spend your whole college career in a classroom. If you want your out-of-class time to be meaningful, we have several opportunities available to you. 

Explore the great outdoors

Our annual overnight Honors retreat, which takes place at the beginning of each fall semester, can help you take a breath before the year begins. The retreat, held in the university’s own Centennial Forest, lets you mingle with new and returning students and professors in a relaxed setting.

We also host other outdoor activities. A recent hike took students on a two-mile journey to through an ancient Sinaguan site—complete with artifacts—to springs decorated by pictographs.

Get to know Flagstaff and your professors

Bonding with your professors informally will help you make professional contacts you’ll value for the rest of your life. Past events have included group walks to downtown Flagstaff, where professors discussed the history of the railroad in our city, and a Halloween-themed exploration of “haunted” Flagstaff sites. You can even join professors in fireside chats—a recent one included a discussion of politics in Flagstaff.

Honors Symposium 

Presenting your research is a huge part of getting into graduate school and is great practice for the job world. Our Honors Symposium is another way for you to build on your academic experience—you’ll present your scholarly or creative works with other Honors students. 

The university’s Undergraduate Symposium is one available opportunity to get experience presenting your research.

Upcoming Honors events 

Check out our list of upcoming Honors College events