Honors Convocation is an annual celebration where undergraduate students are recognized for their distinguished academic achievements. It is one of the University’s most important academic traditions.

"The Role of the University in Promoting Open-Mindedness" is the theme of this year’s Honors Convocation. This theme is intended to prompt discussion about how places of higher education have a responsibility to create opportunities for their students, faculty and staff to become more thoughtful and ideologically mobile with the multiple perspectives present on their campus. President Mark Schlissel, faculty and student speakers will explore this topic from various perspectives. Audience members will also enjoy a special performance by students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, in addition to the presentation of three academic awards: James B. Angell Scholars, University Honors, and the William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize.

The convocation begins at 2:00 p.m. in Hill Auditorium and will conclude at approximately 3:15 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 1:15 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. There are no tickets and you do not need to RSVP.

Immediately following the ceremony, students and guests are invited to attend a reception in the historic Michigan League.

Watch the livestream: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00pm.