The Honors College hosts an Honors Graduation Recognition event at the end of each regular 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 University graduation ceremonies.
Upon graduation, an Honors College student is awarded the distinction of being a "University Honors Scholar" if that student has
- maintained a 3.4 or above "graduation" GPA (which counts course repeats)
- completed all three of the Honors Colloquia
- and has completed the Honors Research 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 commencement ceremony, University Honors Scholars wear a special medallion 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.