Preparing the next generation of leaders to engage our complex and rapidly changing world

A view looking north at the quad on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, a large grass area surrounded by massive trees, and the Mackay School of Mines visible at the end of the quad.

Honors for a Day 2020

Start your journey with the Honors College

Join us via Zoom on September 18, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our Honors for a Day program. Meet the dean, learn about the Honors College, explore honors courses, meet current honors students and more.

Honors for a Day Schedule
Event Time
Dean's welcome 9 a.m.
Provost's welcome 9:15 a.m.
Honors College overview 9:30 a.m.
Resource fair 9:55 a.m.
Break 10:55 a.m.
Sample Honors Organic Chemistry class 11 a.m.
Break 11:45 a.m.
Student and College representatives panel 11:50 a.m.
Break 12:20 p.m.
Faculty, advising and parent panel 12:25 p.m.
Session ends 1 p.m.

Mission statement

The mission of the Honors College is to build a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders and provide enriching educational experiences that exemplify a commitment to resilience, ingenuity, stewardship, and equity.

Vision statement

The University of Nevada, Reno Honors College will be nationally recognized as a progressive leader in transformational student development, knowledge-led creativity, and societal impact.

Values statements

Resilience refers to the ability to persevere in the face of challenges and adversity.

Ingenuity refers to the capacity to think creatively to solve problems and generate new knowledge.  

Stewardship refers to the act of managing and developing a resource for which one has responsibility, including one's own talents and intelligence.

Equity refers to the practice of providing personalized resources and opportunities to every individual so that all may enjoy success.


Honors international travel experience

The Singapore trip has been postponed until 2022 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

News and events

A Black Bear, brown in color as is common, in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

Smell the pines, feel the sun, discover, create, learn in a primitive mountain forest

New Graduate Research Fellowship, online reservations and more signal vision and energy for the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

A conference room with about 25 students and faculty sitting around several tables and watching a facilitator lead a presentation on a large screen.

Teamwork that opens doors to research, opportunities

University's Living Lab pilot program aims to light a path for underrepresented students as undergraduates and grad students work together on research

The Jot Travis Building in front of Manzanita Lake on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

The University of Nevada, Reno gains a new college this summer

Honors Program undergoing change into Honors College

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