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Current COVID-19 Impacts

The UVU Honors Director and staff are working both remotely and on campus. The LC 204 Honors Office Suite has reopened for your computer access, printing, and lounging needs. We ask that students please continue to adhere to the university's safety and physical distancing guidelines. The Return to Campus website at www.uvu.edu/returntocampus has additional information. Please call 801-863-6262 to reach any of our staff. You may also arrange for individual appointments using the contact information found at the bottom of this page or message staff under the About Us tab of this website.



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If you are interested in applying for the Honors Program, here you will find information on admission policies, student eligibility, and a link to apply. 
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Need more information on how the Honors Program works, or are looking for an online form required for the program? Check here first.
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Here you will find information regarding the Honors Curriculum that Honors Students will take including course descriptions and offerings. 
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Here you will find information regarding the Honors Student Advisement policies and helpful tools including links to make appointments and course planner. 
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Welcome to the Utah Valley University Honors Program! By choosing to join the Honors Program, you have demonstrated a genuine investment in the quality and depth of your undergraduate education. The entire Honors Program staff is here to advise you in your search for excellence. Many students, when asking about participating in Honors, wonder if it's harder; I always answer, "It's not always more work, but it is better work." In a series of small classes with other highly motivated students, you will find true peers willing to be guided by faculty invested in their students' intellectual potential. You will discover in yourself the ability to grapple with texts and ideas that have fascinated the world's great thinkers, writers, artists, and scientists, as well as the courage to try out new and challenging ideas, places and experiences. We look forward to sharing the journey with you.

Kate McPherson
. Ph.D.
Professor of English
Honors Program Director

“In my years at UVU, I've come to understand the importance of being a well rounded student of life. Although I am studying
to be a programmer, I appreciate the arts, humanities, and sciences that surround me, which together give meaning to life.
Had I not been accepted into the honors program, I would not have had these experiences that helped
me see the importance of a well rounded education.”
--Jonathan Adamic, Honors Student


"I wanted to thank you for my experience in the Honors Program. It was a strong motivation for me to keep my G.P.A. up,
which undoubtedly helped me get into law school. It also was an opportunity for me to write a very fun thesis,
which was as long as it actually needed to be. Incredibly, my time in the program proved to be more often a stress relief,
as well as a chance to get to know many wonderful people."

--Nathaniel Johnson, Honors Student


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About Us

Find information about the Honors Program's mission, objectives, eligibility, and frequently asked questions.

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The Honors Program offers Tuition and housing scholarships to program applicants and continuing honors students alike.

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Here we have compiled a number of of the Honors Program's various student adventures, locales, and events.

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Here we have compiled a number of frequently asked questions students often ask about UVU's Honors Program.

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Meet Our Staff

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Honors Director:

Kate McPherson, PhD

Office: LC 204a

Telephone: (801) 863-8055

Email: kmcpherson@uvu.edu

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Assistant Director:

Tiffany Nez, M.LA

Office: LC 204c

Telephone: (801) 863-6223

Email: tiffany.nez@uvu.edu

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Advisor II:

Dave Oakeson, MS

Office: LC 204d

Telephone: (801) 863-6841

Email: doakeson@uvu.edu

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Mailing Address:

Utah Valley University

Honors Program MS 274

800 W. University Parkway

Orem, Utah 84058-5999

Telephone: (801) 863-6262