Every UHP student is required to complete an Honors Capstone project. What is a Capstone? In architectural terms, it is the coping stone or copestone, the stone that finishes off a wall. In more general terms, it is a high point or crowning achievement. In academic (and hence UHP) terms, a Capstone is a culminating experience, a project that demonstrates a student has developed an integrated understanding of their major field of study and can apply the tools and modes of inquiry of that field, thereby generating new knowledge.


UHP students come from every college and hence represent a wide diversity of disciplines, each of which has its own unique modes of inquiry and means of presenting new knowledge. Therefore, it is impossible to define a single means for completing the UHP Capstone. To get started, students should review the overview and speak with their UHP advisor.


The prospectus is due by no later than the 20th day of class two semesters prior to a student’s graduation date. May graduates should submit the prospectus by the 20th day of class in the Fall term. For December graduates, the prospectus must be submitted by the 20th day of class in the Spring term.


All additional pertinent materials can be found on the Forms section of the website.