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Annual Honors College Events


Honors Symposium

The Honors Symposium offers outstanding undergraduates at UNCG and other area Honors Programs and Colleges the opportunity to participate in an academic conference with concurrent sessions. Each student presents a ten-minute paper which is followed by a question and answer period. The 18th Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium will be held Friday, March 2, 2018 in the Elliott University Center. The Call for Papers will be distributed in Fall 2017.

Faculty can get involved by:

  • Offering to serve as chairs at the Symposium.
  • Attending the Symposium and encouraging students to attend as well.

The Honors Symposium Prize, sponsored by UNCG's Lloyd International Honors College, is awarded for outstanding papers submitted to the Symposium. The prize, dedicated to the encouragement of high quality academic writing at UNCG, typically includes monetary awards of $250, $150, and $100 in three categories: Arts & Humanities, Sciences & Professional Schools, and Visiting Non-UNCG papers.

For more information about the Symposium, students and faculty may contact the Honors College at 336-334-5538 or by email at askhonors@uncg.edu.




Honors Banquet

The Honors College's academic year ends with its Senior Banquet. Graduating students who complete the International Honors Program, Disciplinary Honors Program, or are receiving Full University Honors are invited to an Honors Banquet at which they receive certificates in recognition of their achievements.




Honors Cording Ceremony

Honors students who are graduating in August or December in the International Honors Program, Disciplinary Honors Program, or with Full University Honors, are invited to an Honors Cording Ceremony. It is held in December to recognize the achievements of these students.




Student Honors Convocation

The Student Honors Convocation recognizes the academic and intellectual accomplishments of students at UNCG, and honors winners of the Student Excellence Awards, the Graduate Student Research and Teaching Assistant Awards, the Undergraduate Research Awards, and the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.




Food for Thought Lunches

Every second and Fourth Wednesday at noon during the fall semester members of the UNCG community gather for lunch and conversation at the Honors College's Food for Thought series. Students, faculty, staff, and community members join in lively discussion about varied topics.




Campus Events

For more information about what's going on across the UNCG campus, check out the University Calendar.