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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.

Honors events

The Williams Honors College Supplemental Application is Open

First year admission to the WHC is now open through the UA admissions process.

  1. Complete the UA undergraduate admissions application by February 15 (the early admission and scholarship consideration deadline is November 1).
  2. Admitted students who meet the WHC admission criteria will receive an email invitation to apply.
  3. Complete the online supplemental application for the Williams Honors College prior to the February 15 deadline.

Fall Visit Days for future students

See all that Akron offers at Fall Visit Day on Saturday, Oct. 19. Or attend a daily campus tour Monday through Friday and select Saturdays.

Learn more or sign up

See all visit events for prospective students.

2019 Williams Leadership Summit

Open only to incoming Honors Scholars, this half-day event will let you hear from recent Honors grads already in established careers, participate in exercises designed the build your own leadership skills, and more.

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Speaker Series: Veteran astronaut and director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center Dr. Janet Kavandi

Dr. Janet Kavandi visited our campus June 20, she spoke about her position at NASA where she is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities required in accomplishing the missions assigned to the center. Before coming to Glenn, Dr. Kavandi worked at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where she served as the Director of Flight Crew Operations.

Read about Dr. Kavandi's visit!

A Message from the Dean

Interim dean John HussDear 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. Read more.

Student Spotlight
Taylor Verba, a Williams Honors College student

GREGORY BROWN credits UA and the Williams Honors College for developing his "engineering vision," the ability to see the greater implications of the profession and its real-world applications.

Meet Gregory

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 about our CCP Honors Academy

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 $1000 and $1500;
  • special honors sections of many introductory classes;
  • honors seminars (colloquia);
  • faculty advisors in your major;
  • and an honors residence with private bathrooms.

Learn more.

Honors news

Williams Honors College students at Japan's parliament buildingWilliams Honors College students in Japan

During a weeklong tour, the students explored the country and its legal system. Full story.

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.

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

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