Honors College graduationThe Honors College hosts an Honors Graduation Recognition event at the end of each semester. This is a very special event to which parents and family members are invited, and is held on the Friday evening prior to the weekend of general University graduation ceremonies.

The Graduation Recognition Ceremonies for Honors seniors graduating this semester will be held on Friday, May 10, in the Quaker Square Station. The Station is the hall located east of the Inn, nearer to the railroad tracks.

Honors College will host two recognition ceremonies on May 10

  • 4 - 6 p.m. | Graduates of Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business Administration and Summit Baccalaureate
  • 7 - 9 p.m. | Graduates of the College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the College of Health Professions

If you are participating in the University’s Friday evening commencement ceremony in E.J. Thomas Hall, you are invited to the earlier Honors ceremony. You will be among the first honored at that ceremony and will have enough time to attend both the Honors ceremony and the evening commencement.

Upon graduation, an Honors Program student is awarded the distinction of being a "University Honors Scholar" if that student has

  1. maintained a 3.4 or above "graduation" GPA (which counts course repeats)
  2. completed all three of the Honors Colloquia
  3. and has completed the Senior Honors Project (2 or more credits) and received a a B or higher on that project. This distinction is included in the official university transcript.

At the graduation ceremony, University Scholars wear a special medal and are the first to be called to stand for recognition as scholars.

To view a list of past University Scholars, please visit the Alumni page.

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