Benefits of the Honors Program
Western’s Honors Program has received recognition as one of the very best in the nation. And, it’s part of Western Washington University, which earns national attention for the overall quality of undergraduate education (U.S. News and World Report, 1998-2016) and a top value in public colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2015). Western is also nationally recognized as a leading producer of Student Fulbright Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers, many of whom were WWU Honors Students.
With an average class size of 20 students, Honors students have great opportunities to interact with each other and their professors. This environment promotes a strong sense of community and long-lasting relationships.
The Honors program brings the best students and faculty together. Faculty enjoy teaching Honors courses due to the small size, spirit of curricular innovation, and exceptionally bright, motivated students.
Honors students come from all over the United States and abroad. They bring a wide range of perspectives, interests, and talents with them, which enhance the quality of everyone’s education.
Housing for the Honors Program
As an honors student you have the option of living in the Honors Residential Community in Edens Hall. Check out this beautiful building at the Virtual Tour of Edens Hall. Living with other Honors students in this community on campus:
- Fosters a strong sense of community.
- Provides a network of peers who have shared experiences both in hall and in the classroom.
- Offers students unique opportunities for programs including community service, resume/cover letter workshops, and special access to campus programs (like visiting authors).
- Connects students with leadership opportunities both in hall council and on the floor.
How to get into the Honors Residential Community in Edens Hall
- Apply to the Honors Program by March 15th. Admissions decisions are completed on a rolling basis with the majority of decisions shared no later than mid-April.
- Admitted Honors Program students must accept their offer of admission by notifying the Honors Program at Honors@wwu.edu or 360-650-3034 no later than May 1. If you are interested in living in the Honors Residential Community, indicate this in your acceptance message.
- Apply for on-campus housing by the May 1st New Student Priority Deadline. On your housing application, indicate Edens Hall as your first choice. Note: Honors students who are in roommate pairs with non-Honors roommates will be housed in Edens North and waitlisted to move into Edens Hall on a space-available basis.
Honors students currently living on campus will receive an email with instructions during the housing renewal period in early February. If you have not received this email, please contact Kate Stevenson at Honors@wwu.edu.