Events

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 2020 Calendar of Events

Click here to view our updated Spring 2020 Calendar of Events


Featured Events

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Honors Welcome Retreat

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! (Please note this event is only open to newly admitted Honors students for the Fall 2020 semester.)

September 11-12, 2020

Saturday to Friday

University Camp

Riverside, TX

Pre-registration* is available HEREPlease contact HONORS@SHSU.EDU if you have any questions.

*Please note pre-registration will reserve your spot for registration in a few weeks.

Registration itself will require a fee of $75 per student. This fee covers all transportation, lodging, meals, and supplies for camp.

Important Notice: Pre-registration will not send you a confirmation email. After completing actual registration, 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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Parents's 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! 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

12PM-1PM

LSC Orange Ballroom

Registration* will be available soon HERE. 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 10, 2020

 11 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. 


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Honors Overview

Our Honors College Overview Sessions are held to give prospective students and their loved ones the opportunity to learn more about SHSU and the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College. Presentations given by our esteemed Honors Deans and Honors Student Ambassadors include important information regarding applying to Honors, exclusive housing, undergraduate research, and more related to being a part of the Honors community overall! This event takes place as a breakout session during SHSU's campus-wide tour day, Saturday@SAM so you can look forward to enjoying a day on campus for free!

Saturday, November 7, 2020 

12 PM - 1 PM

Olson Auditorium

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:

 2021 URS INFO TBD

Interested in presenting or attending the 2021 URS? Visit the official URS website here.


ProfSPEAK! 2020-2021

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:

Presenter TBD

Date TBD

Time TBD

Piney Woods Hall


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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 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

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