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

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

  1. achieved a commencement GPA of 3.40 or higher (determined from all courses taken, including course repeats),
  2. completed all three of the Honors Colloquia, and
  3. has completed the Honors Research Project, receiving grade of B or higher on that project.
This distinction is included in the official university transcript.

At the commencement ceremony, University Honors Scholars wear a special medallion and are the first to be called to stand for recognition as Williams Honors Scholars. To view a list of past University Scholars, please visit the Alumni page.