Welcome to Purdue University’s Honors College! We are an interdisciplinary college, bringing together bright young scholars from across the university in a vibrant intellectual and residential community. Our students take small, interdisciplinary honors courses with Purdue’s top teachers, pursue innovative research, collaborate on exciting projects, and become leaders on campus and in the community. Our goals are to nurture intellectual and personal development, to create opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and independent research, and to produce students who will one day change the world.
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Purdue Day of Giving
On Purdue Day of Giving, the entire University community is coming together to give back— by spreading the word, and helping to grant opportunities for students to make an impact on the world.
Press the blue "donate now" button and select Honors College as your fund. With your help, we can tell all students with great ideas: “Opportunity granted.” Give back to our community now at:
Invitation Deadline: May 1
Prospective beginning students, the deadline to accept your invitation to the Honors College is May 1st. Remember, accepting your offer to the Honors College, to Purdue and to the residence halls are three separate steps.
Accept all three offers via the myPurdue portal. (Detailed instructions at admissions.purdue.edu/admitted)
May 1-Firm deadline for accepting your Purdue admissions offer and your Honors College offer.
May 5- Firm deadline to complete housing contract.
A Purdue team was invited to compete in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) 2014 Commitments Challenge, which is a fundraising competition. The competition is set up like a March Madness bracket and the team made it all the way to the Final 4: the semi-final round! The Purdue University team worked with an interdisciplinary team of graduate and undergraduate students in developing a locally sourced and fabricated micro-hydropower facility in Cameroon. To learn more about their work, view this page by the Clinton Global Initiative.
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Purdue Convocations worked with honors students this February to teach children. Students in the spring course Science Theater: Sci & Tech volunteered to help with the pre-show activity. The students brought spiders and cockroaches for the families to touch and experience first-hand, carrying on the story’s message of not judging a book by its cover.