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Marquette’s University Honors Program is designed for intellectually curious, academically engaged students who want to learn in a close-knit community of their peers at the heart of a vibrant research university. Its broadly based, interdisciplinary curriculum addresses our most pressing contemporary challenges with cutting-edge knowledge and research and the wisdom of centuries of Jesuit values and pedagogy. The University Honors Program offers an intense, individualized and experiential education by which students learn to become leaders — at Marquette and in their careers.

News and Events


Congratulations to the newly elected 2018-2019 Honors Program Student Advisory Board

Congratulations to Honors Award Winners
Emerging Leaders: Sofia Driscoll and Gabby Lorance for their contribution of service and leadership.
Magis Award Winners Jane Lorenzi and Brian Martindale for exemplifying Marquette's mission.
A&S Undergraduate Scholar Award: Emily Davis for her research with Amyloidosis Transthyretin. Emily was also a recipient of a 2017 Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Outstanding Sociology Senior 2018: Lauren McDuffie.

Honors Research Fellowships
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the summer 2018 Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Award Recipients.

Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded
Congratulations to Lindsey Clark (South Africa Service Learning), Theresa Welebob (Community Nursing in Peru), and Kelsie Lamb (Education in the Americas, in Peru), who have each won an Honors Study-abroad Scholarship for 2018! Anusha Das (Encuentro Dominicano) is first alternate.

More Honors news


  • Marquette New Student Orientation
    Aug. 23 - Aug, 25, 2018
  • University Honors Program Family
    Open House

    Thurs. Aug. 23, 2018 | 6:30-7:30 pm | Sensenbrenner Hall Atrium, Lower Level
    Families of new Honors students are invited to drop in before they leave campus for a casual reception with light refreshments in the UHP offices.

    Honors Welcome Picnic for New Students
    Tues. Aug. 28, 2018 | 5-7 pm | Central Mall
    Current honors students welcome first-year honors students with a cook-out.

    Honors Academic Orientation
    Tues. Sept 11, 2018 | 6:30–8 pm 
    New Core Honors students will meet with advisors, faculty, staff and current students to learn more about life in the University Honors Program and explore academic, social and cultural opportunities on campus..

    O-Fest and Community Service Fair
    Wed. August 29, 2018 | 4–7 pm | Central Mall 
    O-Fest offers students the opportunity to explore Marquette’s student organizations by talking to organization representatives and signing up for organizations of interest. In addition, there will be a number of university offices and departments present to share information about various programs and services available to students at the university.


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Quick links


    University Honors Program
    Sensenbrenner Hall 002
    P.O. Box 1881
    1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    (414) 288-7516
    University Honors Program

    Dr. Amelia Zurcher
    Director, University Honors Program
    (414) 288-3475

    Maria Cooper
    Assistant Director, University Honors Program
    (414) 288-7517


    Help support the Honors Program. In the drop-down menu of the “Designation Box,” select “other,” then copy and paste the following phrase “Honors Program” into the box labeled “other."


Honors graduates

Where are they now?

Student on campus

Honors in the news

Marquette Journal, December issue