Admission to university honors programs is separate from the general admission process. Interested students should apply to the program of their choice by December 1st to receive their honors admission decisions by the new year.
The Honors Lounge
A restricted-access suite of study, living, and kitchen spaces on the third floor of Alter Hall provides Honors students a place for quiet study, educational programs, and social gatherings. Many Honors classes are taught in the seminar rooms adjoining the Lounge.
Xavier’s honors programs offer a variety of study abroad opportunities in locations across the globe including Rome, London, Berlin, Israel and more. While abroad, students can receive credit for multiple courses while experiencing the art and culture of a foreign city. University Scholars, Smith Scholars and PPP students receive a study abroad grant during their time at Xavier, either in a semester-long program at an international institution, or on one of a range of Xavier faculty-led trips.
In their first year at Xavier, honors students have the opportunity to live in Buenger Hall. This residence hall features suite-style housing units with two, three or four bedrooms. Bedrooms in Buenger Hall are furnished with beds, desks, chairs and wardrobes. Each suite common room includes a couch, two chairs, two end tables, mini fridge and microwave.
These students are elected by their peers to advise the directors of the honors programs. The council also plans social and educational events for honors students including poetry readings, film festivals, conferences, dances, cookouts, dinners and prayer services.
Honors students are advised by the directors of the honors program in which they are enrolled. Additionally, they are given priority registration for housing and class selection beginning the spring of their first year.