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.
Welcome back! I hope you had a rejuvenating break.
My goal is to work with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to build upon the tradition of community that has been a defining feature of the Honors experience since our beginning as an Honors Program in 1975. What binds our community together, both current students and alumni, is our intellectual curiosity and pursuit of excellence.
The Williams Honors College is YOUR college. We welcome your suggestions and ideas. If you have ideas about how to make your college experience more rewarding, please send me an email at Dean Huss or make an appointment to come talk with me.
‘I’m fortunate to have had amazing opportunities at the University – I’ve had a really good network of people to push me forward and strive to be the best.’
— DEANNA BOWMAN, a Williams Honors College student who discovered a passion for research while here.
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.
Thank you for your interest in the Williams Honors College! The WHC application is now open. Learn more about the application process.
If you are interested in joining the WHC after your first year 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 3.6 GPA to join the WHC.
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.
Our college fosters a sense of community for high-achieving, self-motivated students through:
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.)