Traditional classroom experiences are only part of the Honors Program at USD. There’s a vibrant, energetic community of students outside the classroom, too.
One of the most popular parts of the Honors Program are the Honors Floors, a section of Beede Hall reserved for first-year Honors students. You'll be joining your fellow Honors students in what is traditionally one of the most active and lively student communities on campus.
Up for a visit to the Sioux City Arts Center? Maybe you’d even be up for a long weekend exploring jazz, baseball, and BBQ in Kansas City? How about a Saturday afternoon watching Academy Award-nominated short films, learning archery, or an evening at the symphony or opera? Honors sponsors events like these almost every month, often at a reduced cost (or free!) for Honors students.
The Honors Association (HA) is the student organization on campus affiliated with the Honors Program. HA membership is made up of, and led by, Honors students who plan academic, service and social events each semester. All Honors students are considered members of HA and are invited to the group's monthly meetings where they plan events like game and movie nights, BBQs, service projects, speakers and faculty appreciation activities.
Located in the Honors Program office suite in Old Main 120, the Honors lounge is a great place to hang out between classes, do some studying, meet up with friends and even catch a quick nap on one of the couches. The Honors lounge has computers for students to use and offers free printing for Honors students. The coffee is usually on and the chess board is always ready for a game.