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Congratulations to our Honors students who were selected as the 2018 Hall of Fame recipients:

  • Ricky Cassell

  • Arletys Gomez

  • Montana Knight

  • Lexy Larios-Lopez

  • Nicole Mamprejew

  • Maryssa Pallis

  • Madeline Quinn

We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Read the new Honors College Newsletter here!

WGCU Interview:  FGCU Partners with Peruvian Amazon Project - Listen to the Interview!

Chelsea Atkins Reaches for the Stars with SMART Scholarship

Honors Education Majors Pilot Immersion Program


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Honors Pillars


Director's Message

Clay MotleyI am pleased to welcome you to the Honors College at Florida Gulf Coast University.  This is an exciting time as our successful program of over 900 students transitions to an Honors College for the Fall 2017 semester.  As an Honors College, we will offer students increased ability to take Honors courses related to their major, enhanced opportunities to conduct research or study abroad, and additional resources dedicated to our students’ academic success.

The Honors College encourages and supports students increasingly taking an active and creative role in their education, thereby gaining the skills and experiences that will transform their lives and prepare them for success after graduation.  Honors students have opportunities to work closely with faculty mentors, be inspired by fellow Honors students, engage in research projects and creative activities, study abroad, create substantial service projects, and become leaders in the program and throughout campus.  In short, at the time Honors students graduate from FGCU, they have much more than just good grades and a diploma; they are able to demonstrate that they are self-motivated scholars and leaders that make a difference in the world. 

The Honors College community is only what our students make of it.  Each Honors student has the ability and responsibility to add to this program, teach others, and leave his or her own mark.  I hope you will take the opportunity to visit the Honors College in person (which you can schedule here) to learn more about our unique community, and I hope you will consider joining us.

Clay Motley, Ph.D.
Director, Honors College 
Associate Professor of English

Important Dates


August 31st - Welcome Back Reception (Signature Event!)

September 4 - Labor Day

September 5 - Honors Contract Proposals Due

October 25 - Honors Priority Registration for Spring 2018 Classes

November 23-25 - Thanksgiving

December 9 - Honors Graduation Ceremony