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BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.


The 2019 Hunter Award and the Williams Honors College Award of Distinction

The Hunter Award recognizes a graduating senior in the Williams Honors College who shows extraordinary leadership, commitment, and involvement in organizations and activities that serve and improve the lives of humankind. In addition, the college will recognize 10 seniors in the graduating class as recipients of the 2019 Williams Honors College Award of Distinction, to be chosen based in part on academic performance, campus involvement, and community engagement. These awards will be presented at the Alumni Breakfast to be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

All nominations are to be submitted online and nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted until April 5, 2019. Any questions may be directed to Dane Quinn.

A Message from the Dean

HussJ-2018Dear Williams Honors Students,

I wanted to make you aware of all of the great things going on in and around the Williams Honors College. I encourage you to take advantage of these great opportunities. And don’t forget that priority registration for Fall 2019 classes begins at 12:01am on April 1st.

Read more.

Student Spotlight
Taylor Verba, a Williams Honors College student

TAYLOR VERBA calls the Honors Complex her “home away from home,” a kind of second family in its close-knit community of students, staff and faculty, and especially in the Honors Emerging Leaders Program (the honors division of UA’s Emerging Leaders, a Living-Learning Community dedicated to creating student leaders in the campus community).

Meet Taylor

CCP Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to their college careers.

The College Credit Plus program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

Requirements and details of the CCP Honors Academy

Accept Your Seat

If you have already applied and been admitted to the Williams Honors College, make sure to accept your seat in the WHC no later than midnight on May 1.

WHC Application Is Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Williams Honors College! The WHC application is closed for the upcoming 2019–2020 Academic Year. If you are a future Zip you can learn more about our application process.

If you are interested in joining the WHC after starting at The University of Akron, please contact the Honors College in your second semester. Please note that you must end your first year at or above a 3.60 GPA to join the WHC.

Only Honors

Many honors students at the University of Akron live in our Honors ComplexOur college fosters a sense of community for high-achieving, self-motivated students through:

  • honors merit scholarships of $500 and $1,000;
  • special honors sections of many introductory classes;
  • honors seminars (colloquia);
  • faculty advisors in your major;
  • and an honors residence with private bathrooms.

Learn more.

New at WHC

Williams Honors College, Home of esports

The Williams Honors College is proud to be the home of The University of Akron’s new esports varsity and club programs. (Team members may be, but do not have to be, honors students.)

Learn more.

UA's park-like campus is perfect for a visit

Contact the College

180 S. College St. (see on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

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