UC Davis Honors 50th

UC Davis University Honors Program Student Raven Barbera


Celebrating 50 Years of Honors

In 1969 the founding of Integrated Studies started a 50-year journey of providing vibrant living-learning experiences to UC Davis students. Over the past half-century, Integrated Studies became the Integrated Studies Honors Program; Davis Honors Challenge was then added to offer a program focused on team activities for upper division students. In 2014 both programs merged to become the University Honors Program with a new 4-year curriculum. In 2019 we will be celebrating 50 years of Honors at UC Davis.

Director Dave Furlow and the entire UHP family are organizing a celebration for October 11-12, 2019 that looks back over the past 50 years, and forward to the next 50. We have much to celebrate! Please help us spread the word to our alumni far and wide.

Friday, October 11th:  Welcome Back Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | UC Davis ARC Ballroom
Begin the weekend with a reunion dinner! Reconnect with your fellow alumni, faculty, and staff, and hear welcoming remarks from Provost Ralph Hexter. We'll also feature an Honoring the Past themed discussion on shaping the future of honors at UC Davis with what impacted you the most in the Integrated Studies, Davis Honors Challenge, and University Honors Programs.

Saturday, October 12th: Exclusive Tours & Lunch 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | UC Davis Gateway District

Kick off your day with exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and demonstrations with a few of our key collaborators. Choose to visit:

  • Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
  • Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
  • UC Davis Coffee Lab
  • BioDesign Lab

Join us afterwards for lunch at 11:30 at the Conference Center Ballroom where Chancellor Gary May will convey his welcome and reflections. Program alumni will also be able to share their UC Davis and post-UC Davis journey and insights with the next generation of honors students, and hear their stories and aspirations as well.

Please note that registration is now closed. On-site registration is not available.


ISHP, DHC, UHP est in 1969, 1996, and 2013


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