Part of the benefits of being in the Honors College are the special events during the semester. These events range from fun, relationship building dinner and outings to serving the community as a whole.

Click HERE to view our Fall 2018 Calendar of Events.

Featured Events


Cultural Outing

The Honors Fall 2018 Cultural Outing will be at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission, TX. Students are encouraged to attend for the opportunity to spend the day with their fellow Honors Students, Ambassadors, and Staff. There are only 40 tickets available and they will be sold on a first-come first-served basis so make sure to RSVP soon!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Texas Ren Fest

Each Honors student will have to pay a $20 fee that will cover entrance into the event, transportation costs, and a meal.

Students will soon be able to register HERE.


Honors College Open House

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 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

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 10, 2018

12:00 PM

Olson Auditorium, Academic Building 4

Register HERE. For additional information, contact the Honors College at or 936-294-1477. 

For Saturdays at SAM information, view the Visitor Services website HERE.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium

The URS was conceived of and is hosted by the Honors College Student Ambassadors, who believe in the importance of sharing undergraduate research in a multi-disciplinary environment. It was created to:

  • Provide a forum for students to present their research to faculty and other students
  • Give students the opportunity to practice public speaking to prepare for future conferences
  • Give students the chance to network with other students and faculty
  • Help students grow as emerging professionals in their fields of study

To achieve these ends, the URS is a congenial, positive, professional environment, and faculty volunteers serve as moderators to provide informal yet constructive feedback to everyone who presents. The URS will take place on:

 Saturday, April 28, 2019

8 AM to 5 PM

CHSS Building

Interested in presenting or attending the 2017 URS? Visit the official website HERE.

ProfSPEAK 2017-2018

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a new series of informal lectures called ProfSPEAK. Each month, a different faculty member will share some aspect of his or her research with interested undergraduates from any discipline. All students, faculty, and staff are also welcome. Here is the line-up for this academic year:

Dr. Jennifer Didier, Kinesiology

Thursday, September 20, 2018

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Joan Bytheway, CJ

Thursday, October 18, 2018

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Ching-In Chen, CHSS

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Medallion Ceremony

The Bowers Medallion Ceremony and Reception are held at the end of every semester to celebrate the graduation of honors students. During the ceremony, students are asked to wear their graduation regalia and are awarded their Honors stole and Honors medallion. Afterwards, students and guests enjoy a reception with Honors deans and faculty.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

11 AM to 1 PM

LSC Ballroom

Graduates will need to register HERE by May 3, 2019.

Each Honors student plus 4 guests are complimentary, each additional guest will require a $20 fee.


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