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 Spring 2019 Calendar of Events.

Featured Events

Honors College Outstanding Freshmen and Sophomore Students Reception

Students invited to this event have the opportunity to gain valuable information about: study abroad, internships, competitive scholarships, undergraduate research, and other special opportunities for academically talented students at SHSU.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Location TBD

Registration will be available HERE. For additional information, contact the Honors College at or 936-294-1477. 


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, March 23, 2019


Olson Auditorium, Academic Building IV

Registration will be available HERE. For additional information, contact the Honors College at or 936-294-1477. 

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


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 6, 2019

11 AM to 1 PM

LSC Ballroom

Graduates will be able to register HERE. The registration deadline for the Spring 2019 ceremony will be updated soon.

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

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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. Victoria Lantz, Theatre

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

1 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Jessica Herzogenrath, Dance

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1 PM

Piney Woods Hall


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

1 PM

Piney Woods Hall


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