Director’s Welcome

peter-web14Welcome students, parents, and friends of the Honors College at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee! The Honors College is a community of students and teachers devoted to excellence in learning that has operated at UWM for more than half a century.

The College offers small, interactive classes with high standards for faculty and students. We emphasize writing, thinking, and discussing in our seminars and non-seminar options: theses, projects, and research opportunities. Our student-centered curriculum is enhanced by a Living and Learning Community in the residence hall, by study abroad opportunities, and by social and academic events throughout the year. We offer frequent opportunities to interact with faculty drawn from all across the university in addition to our own permanent faculty members.

An Honors education at UWM means that you have the benefits of a small, personalized liberal arts college with access to world-class research and scholarship, giving you tools for success here, in graduate school, and in your lives beyond your time at the university. We’re proud of what we offer, and we’re proud to welcome you to our college.

Please don’t hesitate to stop by Honors House for a tour of our building, or to meet with advisors, an admissions representative, and me. We would welcome the opportunity to show you what being an Honors student at UWM can be!


Dr. Peter Sands
Honors College Director