Wayne College closed Saturday

Wayne College is closed Saturday because of the weather. Classes and activities are canceled until midnight.

The Main Campus remains open and is operating normally; however, some events may be affected by the weather. For instance, the Akron Symphony Orchestra concert in E.J. Thomas Hall tonight has been canceled. You are encouraged to check with your event organizer before venturing out.

Updates will be posted to University's and Wayne College’s home page.

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BE INSPIRED by your professors and by your high-achieving classmates, who come from a variety of backgrounds and possess broad academic interests and achievements, inside the special intellectual community that is UA's Williams Honors College.


A Message from the Dean

HussJ-2018Welcome back! I hope you had a rejuvenating break.

My goal is to work with faculty, staff, students, and alumni to build upon the tradition of community that has been a defining feature of the Honors experience since our beginning as an Honors Program in 1975. What binds our community together, both current students and alumni, is our intellectual curiosity and pursuit of excellence.

The Williams Honors College is YOUR college. We welcome your suggestions and ideas. If you have ideas about how to make your college experience more rewarding, please send me an email at Dean Huss or make an appointment to come talk with me.

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Deanna Brown, a student in the Williams Honors College

‘I’m fortunate to have had amazing opportunities at the University – I’ve had a really good network of people to push me forward and strive to be the best.’

DEANNA BOWMAN, a Williams Honors College student who discovered a passion for research while here.

Why Deanna loves UA

CCP Honors Academy

The College Credit Plus Honors Academy is for high school juniors and seniors to get an even bigger head start to their college careers.

The College Credit Plus program was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students in grades 7-12 to enroll in a college or university to earn both college credit and credit for their classes, tuition free.

Requirements and details of the CCP Honors Academy

WHC Application Open

Thank you for your interest in the Williams Honors College! The WHC application is now open. Learn more about the application process.

If you are interested in joining the WHC after your first year at The University of Akron, please contact the Honors College in your second semester. Please note that you must end your first year at or above a 3.6 GPA to join the WHC.

Accept Your Seat

If you have already applied and been admitted to the Williams Honors College, make sure to accept your seat in the WHC no later than midnight on May 1.

Only Honors

Many honors students at the University of Akron live in our Honors ComplexOur college fosters a sense of community for high-achieving, self-motivated students through:

  • honors merit scholarships of $500 and $1,000;
  • special honors sections of many introductory classes;
  • honors seminars (Colloquia) for second- through fourth-year students;
  • faculty advisors in the student’s major;
  • and an honors residence with private bathrooms

Learn more.

New at WHC

Williams Honors College, Home of esports

The Williams Honors College is proud to be the home of The University of Akron’s new esports varsity and club programs. (Team members may be, but do not have to be, honors students.)

Learn more.

UA's park-like campus is perfect for a visit

Contact the College

180 S. College St. (see on map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1803

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