Welcome to the SAS Honors Program!


Welcome to the Fall of 2017!

Welcome back, returning scholars! We look forward to catching up with you and learning about your summers exploring the world and potential careers, reconnecting with families and communities, taking summer classes, and enjoying some hard-earned fun and relaxation along the way.

The School of Arts and Sciences is delighted to welcome almost 350 new first year students and 50 outstanding sophomores. We enjoyed meeting many of you at the Honors Induction ceremony and Summer Reading celebration on September 1 and on the first day of Honors Colloquium. Does anyone remember how to say “hello” in Twi?

Those new to Rutgers and the SAS Honors Program will soon find out that our Honors community is humming with activity – from the friendly hallways of our Honors residence halls to the Artists Collective, and from the Honors Tutoring Program to Peer Mentoring events. If you are in the Faculty Mentor program, mark your calendar for September 28 when we will host one of the oldest traditions in the SASHP, the Faculty Mentor dinner. You also won’t want to miss our Peer Mentors’ Passport to Student Success Open House on October 20. Be sure to sign up for one of Dean Nazario’s cultural outings and Sunday afternoon bus trips. On December 5 Honors students can travel to NYC for a guided tour of the African Art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

And please stop by 35 College Ave for our “Tea with the Dean” programs on most Thursday afternoons, 4:30 to 5:30 throughout the fall semester. Coming to “Tea” is a great way to meet new friends in the Honors Program and to get to know our wonderful new Director of the Honors Program, Dr. Musu Davis. You might ask her about her recently defended doctoral dissertation, “Can’t I be Black and Smart?”: Examining the Experiences of Black High-Achieving College Women Inside and Outside the Classroom." Or, you might ask her what she likes best about Rutgers so far – she already has a long list!

Whether you are a new or continuing student, don’t forget to make an appointment to see your Honors Program advising dean. They look forward to helping you make the most of your year, personally, academically, and professionally.

I invite you to browse our website and read our weekly newsletter to learn more about all the opportunities that our Honors community provides our students.


Jennifer M. Jones
Dean, SAS Honors Program