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Program Overview

From Left to Right, Jennie Barker, Skylar Deckoff-Jones, Shreya Kashyap, Katherine Khamhaengwong

The Tulane Honors Program offers academically gifted and intellectually curious students in all academic majors unique opportunities for immersion in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary scholarship. The program fosters close contact with faculty, both inside and outside the classroom — the single most important factor in cultivating an engaged student population. In addition to advising from faculty mentors, Honors students receive special advising from the Honors Program about prestigious post-graduate scholarships (for example, the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Goldwater), career preparation, and other post-graduate opportunities.

The Honors Program offers a residential, cohort experience for freshmen and sophomores. Freshmen in the Honors Program are encouraged to live in Wall Residential College, and Sophomores in Weatherhead Hall. Both communities are led by faculty members who, along with their families, reside in the communities. Among the programs offered in Wall is the Faculty-led Societies. The Societies, each of which has a specific theme or disciplinary focus, are designed to foster community among students and create the opportunity for informal interactions between faculty members and students. In Weatherhead, resident advisors host roundtables that bring Tulane faculty and students together for discussions on topics of mutual interest.