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.

“Civility, Dissent and Compromise in a Divided World."
At the University of Michigan, we value opportunities to learn from those with points of view different from our own. This requires that we reflect upon the possibilities and limits of civility, dissent, and free speech. When and how do these values overlap? When and how are they at odds? Most importantly, how do we navigate them so as to contribute to our world when it seems most divided? President Mark Schlissel, faculty and student speakers will explore this topic from various perspectives.

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 2019 Honors Convocation Video