Honors Program Advantages

As an Honors student, receiving special recognition at graduation is not the only privilege you may enjoy. Honors students also receive special benefits, including:

  • Community of Scholars
  • Honors Advising 
  • Graduate Library Privileges (extended check out, book lockers)
  • Access to Honors Listserv

Read on below for details on each of these advantages.

Community of Scholars

Being a part of the Honors Program means that students are part of a community of scholars, allowing students to work closely with professors and other students who are just as motivated.  This often includes the unique opportunity to establish close relationships with professors through certain classes and research. 

Honors Advising 

As an Honors student, you will have special access to Honors advisors who can answer your questions about the program and help you plan your quarterly course schedule. These advisors are available by appointment, as well as during walk-in hours specifically designated for Honors students. Walk-in appointments last approximately 10 minutes and are best-suited to brief or urgent questions. For quarterly walk-in advising hours, please visit the Honors Contact page.

Graduate Library Privileges

As an Honors student, you will receive extended check out privileges, which will allow you to borrow books from the UCSB Library until the end of the quarter rather than the standard three weeks (with the exception of journals, limited loan items, and reserve service books). Honors students also can apply for book locker privileges.

How to implement your library privileges

To implement these privileges, take photo identification to the Circulation Desk at the UCSB Library, where they have a list of all current Honors students.

To obtain book locker privileges, please fill out the following online form through the library website: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/lockers.

This online form can also be used to renew and return lockers.  Once you fill out the form, you should receive all the necessary information regarding your assigned locker.

Honors Listserv

Honors students can receive email updates from the Honors Program about academic and community-service opportunities, as well as program deadlines and reminders. At the beginning of your first quarter in the program we subscribe your Umail address to the listserv, but you may ask to be removed by contacting honorsmail@ltsc.ucsb.edu.