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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 20th Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium is held in Spring each year, virtually and in the Elliott University Center.

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

Honors Banquet

The Honors College’s academic year ends with its Senior Banquet. Graduating students who complete the Global Honors Program, 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 Global Honors Program, 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  Provost Student Excellence Awards, the Undergraduate Research Awards, and the University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.

Artist in Residence Showcase

Each spring, the Honors College hosts a showcase for the Artists in Residence. The artists share the art they created that year and give a presentation on the creative process.

Bon Voyage

On Reading Day each semester, the Honors College recognizes Honors students leaving to study abroad for the next semester. Students receive a stuffed red dragon as a token of encouragement. Students also have the option to sign up to write a blog post for There Be Dragons.

Bon Retour

Each semester, the Honors College welcomes back the students who studied abroad the previous semester. Students gather to recount stories of their time abroad and to discuss the challenges associated with re-entry.

Let’s Learn! The World as Classroom

A series of free classes, workshops, and presentations that brings scholars, artists, scientists, and members of the broader global community together to learn and share with each other.

Food for Thought and Action 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 and Action series. Students, faculty, staff, and community members join in lively discussion about varied topics.

Monday Play!

The Honors College hosts Monday Play! an opportunity to learn and participate in improvisation games. Monday Play! is open to the whole University community.

Campus Events

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