Academic FAQs for Honors Students During COVID-19

The Honors College understands that you may have questions regarding the major changes to your life as a student as a result of COVID-19. We will be collecting the most frequently asked questions here and providing the most up-to-date information available. Please check back frequently as we will be continually updating this page as additional questions are asked and new information becomes available.

 

For general Honors inquiries - or if you're not sure of the best contact for your question - please email honors@arizona.edu.

Classes will begin Wednesday, March 18th, fully online. 

  • Honors Feel Good Fridays

  • Shopping Cart Fill

  • Honors Earth Movement Day

  • HASB Alumni Service Day

  • Thesis Info Sessions

  • Priority Registration Assistance

  • Honors Awards Ceremony

  • Honors Pinnacle

The college is working on ways to move some of these events online. Please continue to check your email for more information. 

The Honors Academic Advisors are available for phone and Zoom appointments. To make an appointment with your advisor send them an email. Your advisor's contact information can be found here: https://honors.arizona.edu/academics/advising

Our office is currently closed. However, Honors College staff members are still available to you via email, phone, and Zoom.

Your Honors Thesis project is still due on or before May 6th. You will soon be added to an Honors D2L page where you will find specific instructions on how to submit your work and required signature pages.

If you are facing difficulty finishing your project, please make contact with your Thesis Faculty Advisor for guidance on how to wrap up the project over the next 8 weeks, considering the crisis situation. We’d recommend that you do what you can to complete the project as completely as possible and submit it by May 6th. 

If this isn’t possible, please know you have options. 

1) You may decide to take a grade of “Incomplete” in the 498H course for Spring 2020 and continue to work on the thesis project over the summer months. If you choose to do this, your thesis would be due on or before August 12, 2020 and you would be considered a Summer 2020 graduate. 

2) You may decide to take a grade of “Incomplete” in the 498H course for Spring 2020 and continue to work on the thesis project over the Summer and Fall 2020 semester. If you choose to do this, your thesis would be due on or before December 9, 2020 and you would be considered a Fall 2020 graduate.

To discuss these options, please reach out to Karen Weaver in the Honors College by email at karenw@email.arizona.edu

We recommend that you get in touch with the faculty member overseeing your project. They will hopefully be able to provide guidance on how to best complete your project. If you are having trouble getting a hold of your faculty please contact Dr. Cheree Meeks at chereemeeks@email.arizona.edu

One option is to add a second 7-week course to your Spring 2020 semester. Another option is take courses during the Summer 2020 to make up missing units or to bring up your GPA.

If you are facing difficulty finishing your prospectus, please make contact with Kevin Miloshoff at kmmilosh@email.arizona.edu for guidance on how to wrap up the prospectus over the next 8 weeks, considering the crisis situation. We’d recommend that you do what you can to complete the prospectus as completely as possible and submit it by Wednesday, May 6th.  This includes reaching out to faculty members and starting a conversation about having them supervise your thesis.  However, do be aware that faculty are transitioning their courses to online environments and may take longer than normal to respond to emails and phone calls.

If it’s not possible for you to submit your prospectus by May 6th, please know that we will work with you to make accommodations for submission.

Here are 2 ways for students/others to get free internet: 

  1. Charter Communications internet is available for free for 60 days
  • For households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet. 
  • Installation fees also waived for new student households. It also said it would open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use. 
  • To enroll in the program, call 844-488-8395.
  1. Comcast is offering 2 months of free internet for low-income families and students
  • Comcast and T-Mobile have announced suspensions of their internet data cap policies.
  • Comcast says it will no longer charge overage fees for home internet customers
  • T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have removed all data caps for its mobile customers. 

Please see the latest Honors Convocation updates here.

For the most up-to-date information on the University Commencement Ceremony, please check here.