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.

"What Does It Mean to Be Free in a World Such as Ours?"
The theme for this year’s event is intended to prompt discussion that considers questions such as the following: How does the desire for freedom intersect with civil and human rights, the pursuit of truth, and efforts to address pressing national and global problems? What roles might individuals, collectives, universities, and broader social movements play in the pursuit of freedom in today’s world? 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 18, 2018 at 2:00pm.