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Kugelman Honors Program

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The Kugelman Honors Program challenges and supports the highest-achieving and most creative undergraduate students at the University of West Florida. Current High school students who are interested in joining UWF in Fall 2022 will be automatically considered for admission. Students who meet Honors Program admissions requirements will be invited to opt-in to Honors.

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Kugelman Honors Summer Institute 2022

The Kugelman Honors Summer Institute is a free one-week residential summer program for students who are rising high-school juniors! From June 23rd to June 29th, students will live together in Pace Hall located on the University of West Florida's campus and engage in discussions and high-impact experiences with UWF faculty, Kugelman Honors staff and students, and community experts. The KHSI theme for 2022 is "Race, Ethnicity, and Belonging: How do we talk about it?" Apply today!

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Join the Kugelman Honors Program in Fall 2022!

The Kugelman Honors Program is currently accepting UWF applicants for Fall 2022. Contact us now at to get started!

Explore the Benefits

Challenging academic experiences, summer study abroad programs, scholarships, research support, and a vibrant living-learning community are all part of being a student in the Kugelman Honors Program.

Benefits of Honors

Success in Honors

Honors at the collegiate level is a unique and challenging experience.  Learn more about the characteristics that make students successful in the Kugelman Honors Program before making a commitment.

Is Honors Right for Me?

The Honors Experience

Beginning with the first-year sequence, then on to exclusive Honors seminars, and culminating with the Honors Thesis, the Honors curriculum engages students throughout their time as undergraduates.

Program Requirements
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Student Leadership

Honors students are challenged to become leaders in Honors and across campus. Learn more about leadership opportunities available through the Kugelman Honors Program, from serving as an Honors Mentor to the various positions offered through the Honors Council.

Community Service
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Community Service

Service to one's community is a cornerstone of the Honors experience at UWF. Be it through Honors coursework or in independent service initiatives, Honors student are active and engaged in service both on and off campus.

Student Leadership
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UWF Community Garden

The UWF Community Garden is an active service project of the Kugelman Honors Program. Dr. Greg Tomso, the Honors Program Director, oversees the garden. Students enrolled in Honors assist in the garden, along with many others from the UWF community.

UWF Community Garden