There are many advantages associated with membership in the Honors Program. Consider
just a few of the benefits:
Graduating with University Honors
Students who fulfill program requirements graduate with University Honors, a designation
reflected on the diploma and transcript.
Priority Registration Privileges
Members of the University Honors Program are eligible to register for classes before
the rest of the general student body. This means that honors students are much more
likely to get the classes they want at the times they want.
Scholarship Service Hours
Many scholarships at The University of Memphis require a service obligation to the
institution of 75-150 hours per academic year. Because honors courses require significant
enrichment activities by the student over and above normal course requirements, scholarship
service hours are considered fulfilled for students who are either enrolled in an
honors class, contracting for honors credit, or otherwise completing the requirements
for an Honors Experience. For more information, click here.
Honors Living-Learning Community
Honors students have the option to live on Honors-designated floors in the Living
Learning Complex, which allows honors students to share living and learning experiences:
Extended Library Borrowing Privileges
Honors students enjoy extended library borrowing privileges. Under the University's
library loan policy, honors students are treated the same as graduate students.
Honors Computer Lab
The Honors Program operates a computer lab located in Honors Hall . The lab is available
for honors students to use during regular business hours (8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.).
There are extended hours Monday through Thursday (8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.).
Honors Student Lounge
Honors students have access to the Honors student lounge located in Honors Hall, (2nd
Floor). The Honors lounge is outfitted with a projection screen television that has
surround sound. Honors students frequently use this area as a place for movie nights!
The Honors Program sponsors many events every semester that complement the academic
side of the program. These events include regular speakers from off-campus, cultural
activities such as visits to museums and concerts, and social events.