Incoming First Year Students

´╗┐´╗┐Maximize your college experience through small classes, faculty interaction, and community among like-minded peers

UHP Residents decided to go out to the Mondavi Center to see the LA Philharmonic

UHP Living-Learning Community (LLC) Resident Testimonials

Being in the University Honors Program LLC has been such a blessing, and I can't imagine not living with my UHP peers. Before officially attending UC Davis, I had debated whether or not to stay in the UHP LLC. However, I am incredibly glad that I did. If I ever need help, I live in a building full of the most brilliant freshmen minds on campus, and everyone is always so willing to help, too. We've had socials where everyone brings their instrument, and we have a mini concert on the second floor lounge. If you are debating whether or not to accept the invitation to live in the UHP LLC, take it from someone who had the same dilemma-- deciding to live in the Honors building was one of the best decisions I have made in my academic career thus far.

-Kathryn S

UHP residents hang out and study together since they are all in classes together

At the University Honors Program LLC, I am surrounded with well-rounded individuals who excel in academics.  This community has provided me incredible support.  Whenever I am struggling on anything academic - from finding the derivatives to writing an essay - I can just go next door and ask for help.  Additionally, study groups are formed on my floor to study for both our honors and regular classes.  This encouraging community has helped me grow.  I would recommend joining an LLC because it helped me create friendships with students who have similar priorities, interests, and goals.

-Dana B

UHP helps develop deep, lasting friendships

Being a part of the UHP LLC is great because it makes it easier to find friends when you’re guaranteed to share a class with some of the people on your floor. Honors courses are also smaller so it helps encourage you to meet the person next to you and participate in class discussions. At first it may seem hard to find friends but that’s how everybody feels. Being surrounded by likeminded individuals, however, practically guarantees that you’ll find your niche in UHP. I have grown as an individual with this program by pushing myself to succeed and try harder academically.

-Kelly N

Honors Professor Gina Werfel works with a student on an art project.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How do I apply to the University Honors Program?

Admission to the University Honors Program is by invitation. You will be notified in your UCDavis acceptance e-mail and packet. Students who have been invited to the program must accept their offer of admission to UHP via the MyAdmissions website by May 1st, the deadline to accept admission to UC Davis as a whole.

Note: There is no application process. If you are invited, you are automatically accepted into UHP.

2. How do I arrange a visit to UHP?

To arrange a visit, please contact us at honors@ucdavis.edu at least two weeks prior to the date of your desired visit.

3. Can I sit in on a UHP course?

Yes. Please contact us at honors@ucdavis.edu at least two weeks in advance to arrange a class visit. Classroom visits depend on the consent of the instructor.