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.

Honors Fall 2021 Event Calendar

Featured Events

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Fall 2021 Honors Assembly

Join us in the Olson Auditorium on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 for our semesterly Honors Assembly! From topics that include Honors research and funding opportunities to travel and scholarships, learn more about what Honors can offer you this term.

Plus, you'll have an opportunity to meet and hang out with your Honors Deans, Ambassadors, Faculty, Staff, and Honors Organization Student leaders!

Make sure you wear your orange Honors T-shirts for our annual group photo!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

LSC White Ballroom

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Honors Welcome Retreat 2021

Join us for an official welcome into our Honors community by spending two days with Honors Staff, Faculty, and Ambassadors in Riverside, Texas! University Camp is made of hundreds of acres along the Trinity River just fifteen minutes from campus. Many uniquely designed community building, stress relieving, and fun activities await! Kayaking, ropes courses, karaoke, scavenger hunts and group dinners are just a few of the exciting events we have planned to make your weekend with Honors a memorable one!

The Welcome Retreat is open to newly admitted Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021 Honors students. 

September 10-11, 2021

Friday to Saturday

University Camp

Riverside, TX

Register Online to spend a weekend at University Camp NOW! 

The deadline for students to register for the retreat is Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

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Honors College Overview - Saturday@Sam

At the Honors College Overview, prospective students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College at Sam Houston State University, what it means to be an Honors College student, and the many things membership has to offer! We're determined to provide students with a uniquely broad and intellectually stimulating academic, cultural, and social experience that emphasizes undergraduate research and encourages personal and professional growth. 

Want to join us at the Overview? Follow the link below to access the online event Registration Form to reserve your seats now!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Olson Auditorium in Academic Building IV

Register Online

Honors College Overview Registration Form 

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Parents Luncheon

Join us on campus this Bearkat Family Weekend and have free lunch provided by Honors! Munch and mingle with your Honors Faculty, Staff, Ambassadors, and Deans in the new and improved LSC Orange Ballroom. Enjoy an expansive space and exclusive experience for one Honors student and two complimentary guests! 

 SaturdayOctober 9, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

LSC Orange Ballroom

Register Online to grab your seats HERE!

Registration* for this event is now available! Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

*Registration is FREE for 1 Honors student and 2 complimentary guests. Additional guests must pay a $20 registration fee.

Important Notice: After registering, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at HONORS@SHSU.EDU or at 936-294-1477.


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The Bowers Medallion Ceremony

The Bowers Medallion Ceremony & Reception is a celebration held at the end of each semester for graduating Honors students who have completed their Honors requirements and will officially graduate with Honors. These students have earned their Honors stole and Bowers medallion! Their commendable perseverance, hard-work, and dedication is applauded by Honors Deans, Honors Faculty, Thesis Advisors, and University VIPs at this event.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

11:00 AM

LSC Orange Ballroom

Registration will be available soon HERE. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

Important Notice: After registering, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at 936-294-1477. 

HSAC Cultural Outing

Join HSAC for a unique off campus experience this Fall semester! Our outings have ranged from attending the acclaimed museums in downtown Houston to attractions like the Moody Gardens in Galveston! Each ticket includes transportation to the event, event entry, and a meal! This is a sure fire experience to strengthen connections and relationships with your Honors Faculty and classmates. 

Date TBD

Location TBD

Registration will be available soon HERE. Please contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

Important Notice: After registering, make sure you receive an Order Confirmation Email. If you do not receive an email, please contact us at 936-294-1477.

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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:

 Date & Time TBD

Interested in presenting or attending the 2022 URS? Visit the official URS website here.

ProfSPEAK! - Fall 2021

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:

Undergraduate Program Director and Associate Criminal Justice Professor, Dr. Jason Ingram

"A View from the Top: Police Chiefs' Cultural Orientations"

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Piney Woods Hall Multipurpose Room

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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 202 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email:

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