University Honors Program

Live, Learn, Achieve

October 3, 2022


Congratulations to our 2022-23 Newsletter Committee!

We are happy to announce our new committee of students who will work together to create our award-winning Honors Newsletter this year! Congratulations!

Angel Gaytan
Chloe Keely
Isabella (Ella) Mahan
Reva Moolky
Riya Parekh
Ashley Sanft
Kelly Willerford

Show your Honors spirit! Purchase an Honors T-shirt!

We are taking orders for our super soft Honors t-shirts. T-shirts are $15. If you are interested, fill out the Honors T-Shirt Order form. Orders are due by Friday October 21st! On the form we ask you if there is other Honors merch you would like has to have avaialble.

Do you have priority registration for Winter 2023?

Cal Poly provides Special Exception Registration Status (i.e. Priority Registration) to first- and second-year students who are members in good standing in the Honors Program. Students with Special Exception status may register first according to Cal Poly's registration appointment schedule. See module 2.12 of the Canvas Honors Handbook to learn more about the requirements to be in good standing to receive Special Exception status. First years, you will learn more about registration and your Honors Requirements in HNRS 100 this quarter.

Are you graduating this year?

Please fill out our Honors Graduation 22-23 AY survey if you are planning to graduate this academic year. Deadline to fill out: Friday, October 14, 2022. 

NOTE: If you are planning to graduate this year but don't think you will be able to complete your remaining Honors requirements, please email us at to formally drop out of the Honors Program. This will not affect your ability to graduate from Cal Poly or be noted anywhere on your transcript. 

Would you like to do research for your Track Experience?

Dr. J (Jovanovic) is looking for volunteer Research Assistants, to work in her Relationships Lab. Her current study involves collecting the Love Life Stories of emerging adults as a way of examining how romantic and sexual experiences inform or are informed by aspects of self or identity. Research assistants may take on a variety of responsibilities, including conducting literature reviews, developing surveys, transcribing interviews, coding interviews, and analyzing qualitative data. Research assistants will also read previous research related to the study and participate in weekly lab meetings. Research assistants must be willing to commit to volunteering in the lab for 5-10 hours per week. 

If interested, please fill out the Research Assistant Application. Applications are due by Friday, October 14th at 11:59pm.


Volunteer in the Food Pantry Garden!

Did you know that the Honors Program takes part in a community garden that provides produce for Cal Poly's Food Pantry? In fact, the garden was a class project started by Honors students! If you want to support the Food Pantry by being involved in the Garden, please submit the Food Pantry Garden Interest Form

Job Opportunities

NEW! Cal Poly's Center for Service in Action's Leadership Team (CSALT) is looking for students who are passionate about service to join our team. If you're interested in community service and want to develop event planning, marketing, and community engagement skills, we strongly encourage you to apply. Responsibilities include: attending weekly meetings, planning events based on community needs, volunteering for and promoting community partners' events, supporting and engaging in social justice issues within our community, and collaborating with and taking direction from the CSA Pro Staff. Applications are due October 7th at midnight. 

Looking for Honors advising?

You can have your questions answered by our wonderful Student Assistants. They will be available in person (in the nipumu? dorm) and on zoom (by appointment). Find out more about Peer Advising on the honors website. 

Peer advisors:

Wednesdays 12-1pm (3rd Floor Living Room of nipumu?) - Claire 
10/5 only will be 2-3 instead of 12-1
Virtual Zoom Advising - Corrine
To make an appointment: 


Dr. J Office Hours:

Mondays: In person 12:30 to 2:00pm in my office, 510A Kennedy Library

Thursdays: Zoom office hour 10:00 to 11:00am:

Join the Honors Program LinkedIn Group!!

Stay connected with your Honors community and request to join Cal Poly SLO University Honors Program LinkedIn group. Members of the Honors community may become important professional connections in the future! 

Planning your schedule for THIS YEAR??

Use the Tentative Course Offerings link to see what Honors courses will be offered next year. And be sure to check out the  Honors Seminars that will be offered in Winter!

Check out what's happening at Career Services THIS WEEK!

Don't miss the workshops and events to prepare you for your profession or graduate school. Click on the Career Services website.

Explore Student Diversity & Belonging events & resources!

The mission of Student Diversity & Belonging is to support and empower stuents experiencing marginalization, through intersectional advocacy and cultural connections to build a more just and equitable Cal Poly community.


See Module 2.8 of the Student Handbook for more information about Honors required Co-curricular experiences. Please see the Co-Curricular Experiences link under the Current Students tab for the steps to take to fulfill this requirement. We will post new opportunities that you can consider for fulfilling these requirements as they come up.



How to submit an announcement for the Weekly Update!

If you have an event that you want to share with our Honors Community, please complete the form (see link below). Announcements received by Sunday 11:59pm will be included in the Weekly Update posted on Monday.

Looking for Campus COVID Information?

Find campus information and requirements on Cal Poly's Coroavirus website.

Need someone to talk to?

Reach out to Cal Poly's Counseling Services. They are there to support your emotional health and well being!

Honors Program Information!

Phone: 805-756-7029
Honors Commons
Location:5th Floor Library (room 510).
Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm

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