Honors hosts events monthly through the fall and spring semesters.  The year starts off with a welcome barbecue for the incoming class followed by fall festivities such as apple picking day, Halloween movie marathon, holiday house decorating, conferences/workshops, and more.  The year concludes with an annual Honors Banquet to recognize student achievements. Events are announced via the Honors listserve and through various social media platforms.


A new addition to the program, Honors is in the process of collaborating with organizations in Guatemala for a 9-day adventure of volunteerism, conferences on cultural living, and Spanish language lessons.  Stay tuned for more information in the fall.


What is Volunteerism?

The use or involvement of volunteer labor, especially in community services.


Why should I volunteer?

People worldwide volunteer for many reasons such as to help eliminate poverty, to improve health and education, environmental issues, assist those afflicted by natural disasters, and to combat violence against women and children, and many other reasons.  In any situation, the purpose is to contribute to the betterment and well-being of people and communities.


 More than one billion people volunteer globally, playing a critical role in their communities.  Volunteerism focuses on values of solidarity, mutual trust and empowerment, and also creates a sense of belonging to the volunteer too.

Honors Program requires students volunteer 20 hours annually, which could be during the semester or summer and winter breaks.  You may volunteer at any location whether it is through United Way or elsewhere. Wherever you choose, you may utilize the United Way site to record your hours.  It is easy to sign up, just click here  to download  directions.


HDGs are designed to help build a cohesiveness for incoming students.  Fall 2018 represents a pilot program in which 9-11 students  per group will be offered to join. 


These two activities are student-run, and if you would like to become a member either of these two activities, please contact us for more information.  Click below to see the role responsibilities.


Honors Council has 3 positions available to students.  Statements of interest are sought in May for the next academic year.


University of Maine at Farmington Honors Program AY 2020-21