Traditions - The Honors Celebration
The Honors Celebration is arguably the most exciting Honors College tradition. An Honors Dean, who will remain nameless, has been known to mention that it’s his favorite day of the year. On the morning of the day before commencement, all of the Honors graduates, their advisors, and families and friends gather to celebrate the achievements of our graduates and to share a hearty brunch. At the ceremony, after endless remarks, recognition of several undergraduate award winners, and some good food, the Dean recognizes each graduate, calling them individually to the front of the room while mangling their thesis title. The advisor then presents the Honors Medallion, and the student is given an Honors Vase and graduation certificate.
We encourage you to experience the feeling for yourself…we cannot express in words the feelings of pride and pleasure that are associated with celebrating such accomplishments.