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The University Honors Program includes the Davis Honors Challenge (DHC) and the Integrated Studies Honors Program (ISHP): two paths to challenge, motivate, and nurture high-achieving students within all majors.

A handful of UHP students attending the One Man Star Wars performance at the Mondavi Center 2012.

The mission of UHP: - To provide excellent teaching for selected freshmen in small, personalized learning communities through challenging, interdisciplinary learning experiences - To provide, within a large research university, an academic residential community similar to those of the best small colleges - To encourage students to participate in undergraduate research - To encourage student-faculty interactions on personal, 1:1 levels - To provide effective, personalized advising on academic matters - To learn how to think critically and analytically, and to work collaboratively in teams - To maximize your collegiate experience!

In addition to receiving priority registration, special library privileges, and transcript notation, students in the UHP may have access to the following: - Residential living/learning communities - Faculty-student interactions in small class settings - Specialized academic advising services - Undergraduate research opportunities - Service learning/community involvement opportunities - Exposure to exciting cultural opportunities - Enhanced access to graduate and professional studies

To find out more about one of the specific programs: Davis Honors Challenge and Integrated Studies

A group of UHP transfer students after meeting Bill Clinton on the quad in 2012! Davis Honors Challenge students at the Chancellor's Showcase for Excellence in Research in 2013. The Etiquette Dinner in 2013.


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2012-10-11 15:50:48   I am a part of the Davis Honors Challenge, and have really loved my experience! The UHP really makes a difference in your time here at UC Davis. Lolita and Carrie are really fantastic and guide you through the requirements! —RandomCandor