The HPAC is currently developing small-group workshops on topics of interest to honors students. To suggest a workshop topic, e-mail your idea to


We are pleased to announce the Fall 2017 HPAC workshops! Join us for interactive tutorials about honors topics and then bring your own projects to work on yourself or with help from the peer advisors. Each workshop is two hours: the tutorial is the first hour, and the open work session is the second hour. All workshops are capped at 30 participants; claim your spot today through WCOnline:



Course of Study Planner

Friday, October 27, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Litton Reaves 1860

Confused about the Course of Study Planner? Don’t know where to start? Then join us at our Course of Study Planner Workshop! We will go over how to get started, skills for developing your planner, and what counts for the honors diploma elements. Make sure to bring your Course of Study Planner materials. Hosted by Emily Hoyt, Rachel Kanefsky, and Gargie Nagarkar.


Earning Honors Credit

Monday, November 6, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Hillcrest Study Hall

What are some creative ways to earn Honors credit? What is the Laureate Diploma, and how is it different than the old Honors diplomas? To take full advantage of your Honors education, it is important for you to know the answers to these questions. Join us as we take a deeper look into the many ways you can earn your Honors Diploma! Hosted by Claire Neice and Willow Pedersen.



Monday, November 27, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Hillcrest Study Hall

Our seminar will last 2 hours, the first hour for lecture and the second hour for break out activities and questions. We will be discussing Virginia Tech General Scholarships, Honors Scholarships, and National Scholarships. Come with questions about scholarships you know of or would like to apply for. We would be happy to help. We will also help you to craft personal statements and resumes for Honors scholarships and optimally format them. Hosted by Tom Givens and Steven Hall.




Roadshows are short presentations (no more than 15 minutes) that introduce the HPAC and their services to honors students. Honors faculty or peer educators may request a roadshow in their class by e-mailing and providing the following information:


  • Your name and course number
  • A preferred and backup date, time, and location for the roadshow
  • Whether the room has a computer, projector, or cables for projection
  • Any information that your peer advisor should know (e.g., what types of honors information might be most relevant to your students)


Roadshows are subject to peer advisor availability.



Virginia Tech Honors College, MC 0427

137 Hillcrest Hall

385 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Fax: (540) 231-4522

Phone: (540) 231-4591