Current Events


Parents Luncheon

Saturday, September 13, 12:00pm, LSC Ballroom
Reservations required

The Honors College welcomes the parents and family members of our Honors students. We take this time to visit with the special people who make attending SHSU possible for our students. This event takes place during Bearkat Family Weekend. For more information on Bearkat Family Weekend, please visit the official website.

Reception for Outstanding Students

Wednesday, October 1, 1:00pm, Peabody Library

The Honors College recognizes students who have achieved academic success in their undergraduate studies. The Honors Student Ambassadors, the Honors Council, and Honors faculty will be on hand to provide valuable information about Honors Courses and Seminars, Academic Scholarships, Undergraduate Research, and additional resources for high-achieving students.

Academically talented freshmen and sophomores in all majors with a 3.4 cumulative GPA, or better, are invited to attend and enjoy refreshments while meeting other outstanding undergrads.  To reserve, and to receive more information, please contact Maria Holmes, Assistant Director, at 294-1477,, or visit the Honors College Office in AB4, Room 201.

Spivey Haunted House

Friday, October 31, 7:00 pm, Spivey House

Celebrate Halloween with fellow Honors student. HSAC transforms the Honors dorm, Spivey House, into an enchanted haunted house. Costumes and candy are welcome.

Cultural Outing

Thursday, November 13, Huntsville, TX
Dinner: The Homestead, 5:00pm
Show: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", Erica Starr Theatre, 8:00pm
Tickets are $5 for Honors students and $10 for non-Honors students. Tickets can be purchased online only. Cash and checks will not be accepted.

Click HERE to purchase a ticket.

For the fall 2014 Cultural Outing, we will enjoy dinner at The Homestead in Huntsville, TX followed by the production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Erica Starr Theatre on the SHSU campus. Carpools will leave the Spivey House parking lot at 4:30 pm. Please notify the Honors College office if you will need a carpool.

Honors College Open House

Saturday, November 15, 11:00 am, Olson Auditorium

The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College Open House is a campus event that provides prospective students and their parents the opportunity to learn more about Honors education at Sam Houston State University.  Presentations and informal conversations with Honors faculty, academic advisors, and Honors College Student Ambassadors will include information on the following topics:

Applying to the Honors College

Academic Scholarships

The Honors Seminars

Honors Student Life

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Co-Curricular Honors Experiences

Honors Residence Life Opportunities

The Honors College Open House is scheduled during Saturdays at SAM, the SHSU college preview day:

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:00 am, Olson Auditorium, AB4
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015, 11:00 am, Olson Auditorium, AB4

Reservations are encouraged.  For additional information, contact the Honors College at or 936-294-1477. For Saturdays at SAM information, view the website

Mandatory Honors Assembly

Thursday, December 4, 5:00 pm, Olson Auditorium, AB4

Dean Young wraps up the fall semester and introduces our December Honors graduates. If you are unable to attend the mandatory assembly, please notify the Honors College Office.

HSAC General Meeting

Thursday, December 4, 5:30 pm, Olson Auditorium, AB4

Elections will be held (if necessary).

Bowers Medallion Ceremony

Thursday, December 11, 11:00 am, LSC Ballroom
Reservations required

Honors College graduates are recognized in this intimate ceremony. Each graduate receives an Honors Medallion and Stole to wear at commencement.

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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Fax: (936) 294.1090 |

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