About the Honors College

The Honors College at the University of Maine has a rich history as one of the oldest and most respected Honors programs in the country. Honors began in 1935, with its first group of four students graduating in 1937. Over the past 85+ years, Honors has continuously provided an environment in which top students can take advantage of the resources of a great research university while providing a rigorous and unified approach to the liberal arts core. There are now thousands of Honors alumni around the world, in addition to the hundreds of current Honors students. If you are a prospective student interested in joining Honors, click here to learn more about our curriculum and community.

Honors has come a long way since it was first established in 1935 – we invite you to learn more about the Honors College here.

History of Honors

Annual Initiatives