Honors Student-Faculty Connection

We are excited for this year’s incoming L&S Honors students to connect with each other and some of the most distinguished faculty from across campus through this series of discussions. During a Connection event, you’ll be able to learn about the faculty member’s research, teaching, and professional trajectory as well as get answers to questions that are on your and your peers’ minds as you begin your college adventure.

You may be particularly interested in certain topics on the list, but we encourage you to consider signing up for a Connection with a professor whose specialty is in an area that you know nothing about – you may find it fascinating and it may open new perspectives for you. You can find out more about each faculty member by checking out their university websites, lab websites, or homepages. Also remember that faculty hold office hours – virtual or in-person office hours are a great way either to follow up on a chat or to start a conversation with a faculty member whose Connection you weren’t able to attend.

Are you a first-year student in the L&S Honors Program? Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Use this page to view the available Honors Student-Faculty Connection events. Learn about the faculty guests and determine which options work with your schedule. Connections are scheduled between September and December. Click “Next Events” to see those offered later in the semester.
  2. Students should sign up for one Honors Student-Faculty Connection using SignUpGenius by September 6th. After that date, students will be able to return to the SignUpGenius link and sign up for a second event. As of October 7, students may sign up for any remaining open seats. When signing up, please be sure to press “Submit and Sign Up” and then confirm your sign-up on the next screen.
  3. Check your e-mail closer to your chosen Connection for information on how to join the virtual discussion.
  4. We will begin each connection with a brief introduction from each participant. Additionally, come ready to ask questions and listen to others!
  5. If you need to change your sign up, please cancel and choose for another option with available spots using the SignUpGenius link.
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