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Beyond The Classroom

Our free workshops, events, and trips will enhance your academic credentials; nurture your leadership, personal and professional development; and foster your commitment to community engagement and cultural diversity.

Get ready to explore, engage, and excel!

Hover your mouse on the pictures above for student quotes and click each + below to learn more about our most popular honors signature events:  

  • Back Stage Theater Pass

    Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Do you want to know what happened behind the scenes prior to curtain call? Experience the human condition as it plays out before your eyes. Interact with cast and crew after the performance to analyze the meaning, interpretation and cultural significance of the work. We've seen performances at Folger Shakespeare Theatre Everyman, Single Carrot, Spotlighter's Theater and Center Stage, to name a few!

  • BEE the Difference Alternative Spring Break

    Are you seeking a meaningful spring break? Every March, we take a few days and create a tangible, positive difference in our local community. It’s a rewarding experience, an awesome résumé builder, and you will discover your hidden talents while having fun, meeting new friends and making a positive difference.

  • Compare, Contrast and Contemplate

    Museums are more than a venue for appreciation and exploration. They are products of interpretation. Have you ever thought about museum ethics? Or, ponder these questions: Does history go to the victor? Who assigns value to history? How is our public history defined and presented? Join us as we explore similar museums or galleries in one day and consider how each creates a distinctive sensory experience using similar historical data.

  • Denit Dialogue Series

    Each semester a consistent theme is analyzed through various perspectives grounded in history, politics, culture, community, psychology, ethics, religion, art and more. Join us for nationally-renowned guest speakers whose ideas and expertise will challenge you to think about things differently. Check out our past series, Ten Years Later: The World 9/11 Made and Thought for Food.

  • Discover the Documentary

    The documentary will not be denied! This evolving film medium is an extremely powerful tool for social justice and change. We will delve deep while watching the original "reality TV." Prepare to be compelled, shocked, inspired and well-informed, all at once! View, evaluate and debate provocative topics and, if so inclined, find out how to change your world. You bring an open mind and we'll bring the popcorn!

  • Food and Faculty Series

    Go ahead and talk with your mouth full! These one-hour events are created for students, faculty and staff to enjoy informal and out-of-the-classroom dialogue. Feed your curiosity as we explore thought-provoking topics over a delicious lunch. Click here for some of our past topics.

  • Get Out of Town

    Take a break from Baltimore and explore another city's culture, history, arts and entertainment with your Denit Honors friends.

  • Lead the Way

    Get out of the classroom and far from your comfort zone with hands on (literally!) team-building training, group games and rock climbing designed to take your goals and confidence to new heights!

  • Lyric Opera Sneak Peek

    A final dress rehearsal should go exactly as the upcoming performances, but often Murphy lays down his law to create a few surprises and impromptu drama. Be the first to experience the full grandeur of the Opera…with a twist.

  • Music to My Ears

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally recognized as one of the world's most acclaimed orchestras … and it is only a few steps away from UB's campus. Get ready for a musical journey that will rock your world! For example: Joan of Arc at the Stake; Drum Line Live; Bond & Beyond; LIFE: A Journey through Time; and Video Games Live are performances Denit Honors students have recently enjoyed.

  • Service Abroad Adventure

    Help to vastly improve the lives of indigenous Mayan community members near Antigua, Guatemala while having the international travel adventure of your life. Immerse yourself in Spanish with 10 hours of one-on-one lessons and practice with your host family. Enjoy a fun outdoor challenge and explore one of the most beautiful locations in Central America. This destination is packed with trips to ancient ruins, active volcanoes and more, plus experiences with diverse cultures. This is the travel experience that will change your life and a family's life forever. 

    Check out how we connect classroom to community and honors current events!
    Contact Kelly McPhee for more information.