Your Experience, Your Programs

The Purdue Honors College is dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities to enhance the honors student experience. We are building an interdisciplinary community of scholars by adding value through specialized programming and events that are connected to our pillars. The Honors College strives to create an environment in which every student can feel connected, learn, and grow as they each pursue greatness. To reach your full potential in the Honors College, students should attend at least three honors programs per semester outside of the regular curriculum requirements. We invite you to be a part of one of our many upcoming events as we ignite the imagination of our community and forge the future of our college.

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Leadership Development

Interdisciplinary Academics

Community and
Global Experiences

Undergraduate Research

Calendar of Events

  • HLC Coffee with the Council

    9am-12pm | Shreve Hall Lobby
    Come between classes and interact with this year’s Honors Leadership Council. Give suggestions and get donuts.

  • HHH Spread the Love

    11am-1pm | Purdue Mall
    Join the Honors Helping Hands to spread some love with random acts of kindness before Valentines’s Day. We will be passing out candy and flowers on the Purdue Mall. Email if you are interested in signing up for a shift.

  • NISO Workshop: Building Strong Academic Relationships

    6-7pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Understand the importance of building strong academic relationships with faculty. We talk about building and maintaining these connections, and how to properly request recommendation letters when the time comes.

  • UR Executive-in-Residence: Bridget Epp

    Wed. | Welcome Reception | 3-4pm | Vawter Living Room
    Tue. | Torch Tuesday | 12-1pm | Wiley Dining Court
    Tue. | Farewell Reception | 3-4pm | Vawter Living Room
    Bridget is the Vice President for Sales, Fine Wine, and Education for Wente Family Estates. As an undergraduate at Purdue she served as an RA and is now a proud parent of a Purdue graduate.

  • Canada Day at Purdue

    5:30-7:30pm | Shealy Study Lounge
    Meet Douglas George, Consul General of Canada, for a presentation titled "Canada's New Government: New Directions for the United States' Biggest Partner". After the presentation, stay for Q&A and dessert reception.

  • HHH Friday Night Lights


  • HCRPC Bubble Ball Soccer

    8-10pm | Co-Rec MAC Arena
    Blow off some steam with a game of bubble ball soccer and group fitness with your fellow students in the Honors College community.

  • Cooking with the Dean

    4-6pm | Co-Rec Demo Kitchen
    Enjoy the leap day with Dean Phillips and some of her home cooking.

  • NISO Which UK or Ireland Awards Fit My Goals?

    5pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Each scholarship has a unique profile. This session gives an overview of the awards to help students assess which meet their individual goals.

  • NISO Churchill Scholarship Info Session

    5:45pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Current Churchill Scholar and Purdue alumna Emily Erickson will Skype in to talk about her application experience and now being in graduate school at Cambridge. This scholarship funds one-year graduate programs in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

  • NISO Gates Cambridge Scholarship Info Session

    7pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Outstanding intellectual ability, leadership, and a commitment to improving the lives of others are key qualities of a Gates Cambridge Scholar. This session will help you assess if you would be a good fit with this scholarship in any major at University of Cambridge. Open to all non-UK citizens.

  • NISO Rhodes Scholarship Info Session

    5:45pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Rhodes Scholarship Finalist and current Purdue senior Brenda Ramirez will speak about the application process and unravel the mysteries of being a finalist. Your work at Purdue and beyond can bring a Rhodes Scholarship within reach. This scholarship for study at University of Oxford fits students with demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to the common good.

  • NISO Mitchell and Marshall Scholarships Info Session

    5:45pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Current Mitchell Scholar and Purdue alumnus Milad Alucozai will Skype in to talk about the experience of applying for competitive scholarships and now being in Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship funds a one-year graduate degree in the Republic of Ireland. Future American leaders connect to Ireland on a Mitchell Scholarship while fostering intellectual achievement and a commitment to community and service.
    Alucozai will also speak of his experience as a Marshall Scholarship Finalist. The Marshall funds graduate level study for future leaders who will further US-UK relations through study at any UK institution and into their future careers.

  • NISO Freshman Workshop

    9am-12pm | Third Street Suites Conference Room | RSVP
    In this activity-based workshop, find out how you can set your academic path and career on the right trajectory. Learn about prestigious scholarships and discover if they are in line with your goals. Start now to get where you want to be. Previous and current NISO scholarship applicants, nominees, finalists, and recipients will be on hand to lead activities and discuss their experiences.

  • NISO Workshop: Leadership for Scholarships

    6-7:30pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Work through what kinds of leadership scholarship foundations are looking for and how to translate your leadership experience into compelling writing in this interactive workshop. Helpful for any student planning to apply for scholarships, internships, or future jobs.

  • NISO Scholarship Resume Workshop

    6-7:30pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Students learn how to better understand the content of an academic-oriented resume. How is it different than a job resume? What information should be included? How should particular experiences be presented?

  • NISO Personal Statement Writing Workshop

    6-7:30pm | BRNG 1284 | RSVP
    Separate the good, the bad, and the ugly in early personal statement drafts in order to revise with intention.
    • One printed copy of your statement
    • Pencil or colored pen (not black)
    • Highlighters in different colors     


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