The University of Nevada, Reno Honors Program is one of 1,400 Honors Programs and Colleges that exist in colleges and universities across the United States.
1962: The Honors Program at the University of Nevada, Reno gained a foothold in Honors education as the honors study program.
1988: Martin Nemko's How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State University was published rating the University of Nevada as a "public ivy" offering Ivy League quality at state school prices
1989: UNR Honors Program established
1992: UNR Presidential Scholarships program established
1994: Robert Sullivan's Ivy League Programs at State School Prices: the 55 Best Honors Programs at State Universities Nationwide was published identifying UNR's Program as a high-quality program in the West.
2004: Honors Program showcases outstanding UNR faculty in Great Presentations lecture series
2005: Honors Residential Scholars Community (HRSC) established in the Nevada Living Learning Community
2005: Honors Program establishes the Office of Undergraduate Fellowships
2006: Honors Student Ambassadors program established
2006: Honors Undergraduate Research Award (HURA), Excellence in Honors awards, Honors-USAC travel scholarships established
2007: Honors alumni chapter formed
2008: Honors Program moves to the Jot Travis Building overlooking Manzanita Lake
2009: UNR becomes the state's only National Merit sponsoring institution
Today: Member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA), Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) and headquarters of the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC)