Information for Future Students

Welcome to the University Honors Program!

joe and nicole
Nicole Ayres and Joe Palmer
at one of our many open house events

Whether you have recently joined the University Honors Program or have simply chosen to explore what it has to offer, we think you have made a wise decision. The University Honors Program plays a very special role in our lives; and we are convinced it will make your college education truly spectacular.

The University Honors Program’s motto is: Tradition, Excellence, Community. These words help us to convey how being a University Honors student will make a real difference in your NIU experience.

To learn more about the value of the University Honors Program from two current students, please read our complete letter by clicking here.

There are new tools and resources on this website to introduce you to the University Honors Program. We also encourage you to visit the University Honors Program website on a regular basis for additional information, deadlines, and more! You can find the University Honors Program on Facebook and Twitter via the link:

If you have any questions about the University Honors student experience, we hope you will contact us. We aim to be both a guide and a resource as you transition to NIU.


University Honors Program Student Representatives

Nicole Ayres and Joe Palmer

Telephone: 815-753-0694

*Review our Top 10 Reasons to Join the University Honors Program!