University Honors


University Honors
381 SkyeHall
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-5323
Fax: (951) 827-5320




The office of University Honors is a tight-knit community of scholars, within a large, research-university setting, where students will connect with other students, faculty, and staff. The four-year program encourages well-prepared and motivated students to excel and to take an active role in maximizing their education by engaging with, and taking full advantage of, the array of resources and opportunities University Honors has to offer. 

Mission: University Honors engages a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff in the creation of global citizens through high-impact experiences that emphasize original scholarship, contribution, creativity, and innovation.

Vision: University Honors will be nationally recognized as a model college that produces graduates who are highly sought for premier opportunities and who continue to develop as lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and future leaders.




  • University Honors Courses
    University Honors offers a variety of courses that include an enriching opportunity for discussion and engagement with faculty and peers. University Honors students will complete specific course requirements to receive their honors distinction based on point of entry. To review specific course requirements please review the requirements page.
  • University Honors Capstone Project
    The University Honors capstone project enables students to take learning outside of the classroom and apply critical thought to the topics they are most passionate about. The capstone project can involve a research experience, creative activity, or experiential learning. To view past University Honors capstone projects, please access eScholarship.

University Honors Leadership Opportunities

  • University Honors Ambassadors
    The University Honors Ambassador Program is a competitive leadership opportunity for any University Honors student who wishes to develop leadership, event management, and peer-mentoring skills. University Honors Ambassadors work with the University Honors team to enhance student development through peer-mentoring, conducting outreach for prospective University Honors students, and coordinating extracurricular activities for University Honors students.
  • University Honors Media Team
    : University Honors depends on its Media Team to create all online and published content, from images, to videos, to tweets and posts. The Media Team keeps the entire University Honors community up to date on Honors events, activities, news, and opportunities.
  • Audeamus
    Audeamus is produced by UCR University Honors students from all disciplines and majors; the students do everything from research and advertisement, to journal design and submissions.


  • University Honors Benefits
    University Honors provides high-achieving students with resources and opportunities to enhance, supplement, and maximize their experience at UCR, both inside and outside of the classroom, and promotes scholarship, engagement, and student success.