Each year, the Maynor Honors College hosts a number of recurring events to bring the faculty, students, and staff of the college together. These events build community among the honors college students and faculty and are an important part of the program.
Welcome Back/Orientation: This event occurs in mid-August and is designed to welcome everyone back to campus after the summer break! Typically, crafts, games, and refreshments are served at the UC Annex. Incoming first-year students may also have a separate orientation event to provide additional information about the honors college and curriculum.
Honors Banquet: This event occurs in mid-April, and is the most formal event of the year. We recognize students, invite a faculty speaker, and enjoy a nice meal together. Students dress up. Faculty are very much encouraged to attend.
Senior Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony: On the last day of classes each Fall and Spring term, we celebrate our graduates with a formal luncheon and medallion ceremony. Each student’s senior project faculty mentor also attends this event.
Senior Project Symposium: Typically on the last Friday of Spring classes, students present their senior projects in a poster session. This event is open to the public, and honors college faculty presence is greatly appreciated. Students often present their work at the PURC Symposium or other venues as well.
Honors Commencement Reception: Directly after Spring commencement the MHC typically hosts a reception outside Hickory Hall for graduates and their guests. This is a meaningful event for students and honors faculty presence is much appreciated. The Fall commencement reception is a combined event including the Honors College, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Education.