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Marquette’s University Honors Program is designed for intellectually curious, academically engaged students who want to learn in a close-knit community of their peers at the heart of a vibrant research university. Its broadly based, interdisciplinary curriculum addresses our most pressing contemporary challenges with cutting-edge knowledge and research and the wisdom of centuries of Jesuit values and pedagogy. The University Honors Program offers an intense, individualized and experiential education by which students learn to become leaders — at Marquette and in their careers.

News and Events


Honors senior Brett Wiesnewski has received the Catherine Welsh Smith Research Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in biological research.

Honors senior Max Bertellotti has received the Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J. Award for Leadership, the highest honor presented by the Division of Student Affairs recognizing excellence as a student leader.

Honors junior Maggie Stang received a Center for Peacemaking Fellowship for her project, “Creating a Framework for Measuring Social Impact In Community Initiatives.”

Honors study abroad scholarships announced for summer and fall 2016: Jane Lorenzi, Chiara Shehata, Eliana Winterbauer-Light, and runner-up Gabriella May.

Honors in the news: Marquette Journal

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Honors Commencement Ceremony and Reception on Saturday, May 21, 2016; AMU Grand Ballroom; 3 to 4 p.m.

Honors sophomore seminar Narrating Freedom: Gender & Mass Incarceration brings students and women from the Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center together in the classroom.

Honors sophomore seminar Dance History and Cultural Expression examines the relationship of dance to social structure, ethnicity, gender, spirituality and politics.

Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion William Welburn teaches a seminar on jazz and American culture to first-year Honors students.

Honors student Omo Tseumah (high jump) contributes to a first-ever BIG EAST title for Marquette University women’s track and field.

Recent Honors alumna Sofia Ascorbe works to break prison walls.

Recent Honors alumna Laura McNabb takes her honors nursing degree into the field.

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Quick links


    University Honors Program
    Sensenbrenner Hall 002
    P.O. Box 1881
    1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    (414) 288-7516
    University Honors Program

    Dr. Amelia Zurcher
    Director, University Honors Program
    (414) 288-3475

    Maria Cooper
    Assistant Director, University Honors Program
    (414) 288-7517


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Honors graduates

Where are they now?

Student on campus

Honors in the news

Marquette Journal, December issue