Mariia Diahilieva holding Warrior Family sign

Mariia Diahilieva

B.S., Chemistry, 2026

In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, the Honors Commons is my go-to, not just for the practical stuff, but because it feels like a home away from home. It’s where I find what I need and connect with awesome people, and I can’t thank it enough for that. Joining the Honors Program is like finding a second home where you make amazing friends and feel truly heard and understood. It’s not just about classes; it’s about being part of a close-knit community that cares about you. If you want to make lasting connections and have a college experience that feels like family, the Honors Program is the place to be.”

What I love most about the Honors Program is the incredible support system it offers. There’s always someone ready to lend an ear, provide assistance, and share in both the highs and lows of academic and personal experiences. This sense of community and understanding creates a nurturing environment that goes beyond the classroom, making the Honors Program a truly enriching and supportive community.”

“In the middle of my crazy campus life, where every hour is packed with stuff, there’s this awesome spot that means a lot to me – the Honors Commons. Even with my super busy schedule, every time I catch a break, I make a beeline for it. The Honors Commons is like a magic place that always has just what I need. Whether I want a quiet spot to study, a hangout with friends, or a safe space to chat with advisors about my worries, it’s got me covered. Plus, it’s handy for printing stuff and working with faculty members on projects during their office hours.”