Honors Day

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

University-wide Ceremony

2 p.m., Student Center, Ballrooms

College Ceremony Locations

3:00 p.m. unless noted

College of Agricultural Sciences, Muckelroy Auditorium, Agriculture Building 
College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Transportation Education Center Auditorium (3:30 p.m.)
College of Business Guyon, Auditorium, Morris Library
College of Education and Human Services, Shryock Auditorium
College of Engineering, Lawson Hall 151
College of Liberal Arts, McLeod Theater, Communications Building
College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Room 1065, Communications Building
College of Science, Student Center Auditorium
University College, Room 150, Student Services Building


Honors Day is an annual celebration of the academic achievement of our undergraduate students. It serves as an important prelude to our university commencement, and  includes ceremonial elements such as college gonfalons: presentation of certificates, cords and medallions: inspirational messages: and celebratory music.

Faculty members are encouraged to join the students, and later, in their own college setting, the students will be recognized by their peers and deans for their academic accomplishments.

Criteria for Honors

Qualification for recognition is determined at the end of the third week of the spring semester.  Recognition at that time will be accorded to a full- or part-time undergraduate student who has (1) attained an undergraduate grade point average at SIU of 3.50 or better and, if applicable, a 3.50 average or better in all undergraduate work (including transfer credit) recognized by SIU; and (2) reached the benchmarks of 12, 45, 75, or 105 SIU credit hours of coursework since the prior year's qualification determination. Such an Academic Honors student will be invited by the University to the next regularly scheduled Honors Day ceremony.