Current Students—Your Honors College Journey

As members of the most unique academic experience, Honors College students have many opportunities, from dedicated academic courses (our "mission courses") and leadership positions to research, career development, extracurricular and social activities, travel and service learning, and community service and engagement. Students are encouraged to explore these opportunities throughout their Honors College journey and to get involved.

The Honors College also urges students to tap into the multifaceted support afforded them, including onsite academic advising, Honors College staff, peer mentors, Faculty Fellows, and resident assistants.

On this page are links to the areas you will likely need to find most often—key information that will help you shape your own journey. 

Your 1st Community at Rutgers

Your first year is a time of excitement and adjustment and the Honors College is a big part of that. It’s a time to get your feet on the ground and to begin exploring the opportunities around you.

Finding Your Sophomore Community 
(housing options for next year)

Your Launchpad at Rutgers

Your second year provides the opportunity to finish many of your foundational classes and start to move towards a major, and to make more of an impact on the broader campus.



Into the World with the
HC as Your Home

Your junior year is a time to focus attention on your intended major(s) and minor(s). You should begin thinking about your capstone project and more fully exploring possible paths after graduation. 

Senior Capstone Project

YEAR 4 and Beyond 
HC—A Forever Resource for
Your Future

Your fourth year and beyond is another time of transition, as you bring your undergraduate education to completion and begin to look outward. This is also a time for reconnecting with your HC community at your first home at Rutgers.

HC Scholar Experience

Academics & Advising

Service & Philanthropy

Community & Wellness

Professional Development

Leadership Opportunities

The Honors College continues as a key resource for you in pursuing job opportunities, applying to graduate schools and professional programs, completing your capstone, and more. As the year wraps up, we begin introducing you to your new role as HC alumni and continued opportunities to serve as mentors to current Honors College students.





Make sure to keep your records up to date so you and your advisors know that you’re on track to complete everything for graduation.

Rutgers Student Resources