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Lampasas Bldg 407
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666

Dr. Heather C. Galloway, Dean
Ph: (512) 245.2266
Fax: (512) 245.8959

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New Student Orientation

lisaWelcome, new Bobcats!

Please visit the Honors College in Lampasas Hall. We are open Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm all summer long.

 Dr. Galloway speaking with students

Honors Courses for Freshmen

Freshmen are welcome to take any course the Honors College offers. If the class is full, check back during late registration as spots tend to open during this time. Browse our list of Current Course Offerings.

Honors Sections of University Seminar (US 1100)

Section: 252     Professor: L. Ellis-Lai    Day/Time: T 9:30-10:50 AM      Location: LAMP 502B  CRN:11124

Section: 253*   Professor: L. Ellis-Lai    Day/Time: T 11:00-11:50 AM     Location: LAMP 501    CRN:11125

Section: 256     Professor: R. Haas       Day/Time: W 11:00-11:50 AM    Location: ASBN 353    CRN:17492

Section: 198*    Professor: R. Haas      Day/Time: W 3:30-4:20 PM        Location: ASBN 353    CRN:1961

Section: 250     Professor: M. Lemke    Day/Time: W 10:00-10:50 AM    Location: LAMP 501    CRN:11116

*Terry Scholars are urged to take one of these sections.
Note: Honors sections of University Seminar are currently full.

Can't Register for Honors Classes?

Students who joined after May 31st will not be able to register for honors classes for the Fall semester at New Student Orientation. However, you will be able to register for honors classes either at late registration or during the first week of classes.

Workshops and Events for Freshmen

The Honors College will be hosting several events and workshops to welcome our brand new freshmen! Check out our Freshmen Events page for more information.

For information on past events, please visit our Past Events page.

Honors Learning Community

This residential program is located in Laurel Hall, conveniently located in central campus, and close to Lampasas, the home of the Honors College. In the learning community, students can participate in programming to get to know other students in Honors who have chosen to make a strong commitment to academics in a creative and engaging environment. 

Note: The learning community is currently full. Women and men who would like to participate in the Honors Learning Community can be put on a waiting list. If you would like to sign up for Laurel or be put on the waiting list, please contact reslifellc@txstate.edu.

Please visit our Honors Learning Community page for more information.

Honors Student Association

The Honors Student Association (HSA) provides networking opportunities for fellow honors students and faculty. HSA also assists students in developing good leadership skills through community service.
If you are interested in serving the community and creating lasting friendships in the process, contact honors@txstate.edu or watch for fall meeting announcements.

Alpha Lambda Delta

Students who finish the first semester of their freshmen year with a GPA of 3.5 or above will be invited to join Alpha Lambda Delta. ALD is a national honor society for students who have met the following qualifications:


  • Completed one semester
  • Earned a 3.5 or higher GPA

You can also visit the national Alpha Lambda Delta website.

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Click here for ALD scholarship information

This $3,500 scholarship is awarded annually in honor of Professor Merry Kone FitzPatrick. The number of awards given will depend on funding availability.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Awarded to currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are active members of Alpha Lambda Delta.  A preference is given to students who have been accepted into the Honors College.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic strength and engagement in the community.
  • Applicants must maintain a semester grade point average of at least 3.50.
  • Applicants must enroll in at least 12 hours per semester.
  • Applicants must demonstrate participation in Alpha Lambda Delta and must have paid the Alpha Lambda Delta initiation and lifetime membership fee.
  • Applicants must reapply each year and meet all eligibility requirements.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

  • Continuing students:  You must fill out the online scholarship form and arrange for two additional letters of recommendation to be submitted to the Honors College by 5:00 P.M. on March 1.
  • For a complete list of scholarships available to honors students, visit our Scholarship Opportunities page.