Kim Radwanski in the Dominican Republic

Our very own Kim Radwanski has travelled to the small island of Catalina on service trips since she was 14 as part of an effort to provide essential care to thousands of patients there.

Braving The Storm.

The weekend before classes began brought snow, but it wasn’t enough to keep honors students down when it comes to their annual retreat. We went to Camp Hazen in Chester, Connecticut, and settled in on Friday with a roaring fire, community-building games, food, and homemade ice cream.

What’s an Isopod, and What’s It Doing in That Shoebox? 

By Director Kathy One of the benefits of being on sabbatical is that I can—yes—pursue my intellectual curiosity. That’s what happened to me one fine October day when I saw junior biology major Chris O’Mara walking across Quinnipiac’s manicured lawn with a bucket.  When I asked what he was doing, he said he was going…

Parents & Family Weekend

This weekend we welcome your family to our Honors family. Thank you to all those who came out and celebrated in our intellectual curiosity, and even joined in the fun. Below you will find everything you need to know–from restaurants to events, and even the answer to the puzzle. Unique Restaurant Choices Thali (Indian)  Istanbul Café…

Supporting Our Own

Nathan Orsini is not attending Quinnipiac at the moment—but we still think of him as being here with us and in his third year.  Unfortunately, Nate is being kept away by his battle with cancer.  We are proud of Nate, and miss him very much.  He recently wrote to me (Kathy, Program Director) saying, “I really…

A Home Away From Home.

Lexi McWhinnie | Student, ’16 Coming into college for the first time, students have a million things on their minds. “Will I be able to find all my classes?” “How am I going to handle a college workload?” “What if I fall in the café and make a fool of myself on the first day?” Yet…

A Letter From Abroad.

My name is Jason Davis and I am studying abroad in Cork, Ireland at University College Cork. This has been an amazing experience for me. Thankfully, I came over with a few of my good friends, which made the transition easier. Ireland is a very simple and beautiful country. It is so green, probably due…

Jazz Brunch: The Other New Haven

Allie Iancelli | Student, ’16 Is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning than to enjoy a delicious meal in good company while soaking in the creative work of amazing performers? The University Honors Program values the importance of providing unique opportunities such as the Jazz Sunday Brunch to enhance the college experience of…

Uninhibited Exploration: A Semester Abroad

Emily Ampel | Student, ’15 Before last winter, I had never owned a passport.  Now my passport is filled with stamps from the opposite side of the globe. I have scuba-dived at the Great Barrier Reef, cuddled with koalas, fed wild dolphins, made new kangaroo friends, snorkeled around a ship wreck, road-tripped along the great…

An Honors Tradition: Apple Picking.

Lindsay Teliska | Student, ’16 Every year, the Honors Program goes apple picking; the event is a favorite way for honors to welcome the fall. This was my third year in a row attending Drazen Orchards with the Honors Program. We all arranged a meeting place on main campus so that those who needed rides could…

Finding What It Means to be ‘Honors.’

Jeanette Cibelli | Student, ’17 Adapting to life at college can be a tricky transition for anyone.  The workload is heavier, the rooms in the residence hall can feel cramped, and there are new faces at every turn.  This can leave some first years students feeling “lost” at their school.  Luckily, the new students of the…