• Honors Week

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    Honors Week celebrates the academic, leadership, and creative achievements of undergraduate students.

    An award reception for invited students, their parents, and Hamline's faculty,staff, and university leadership recognizing achievement in scholarship, service, and leadership will be held Thursday, May 1 in the Anderson University Center.

    Classes for the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts, School of Business, and School of Education on May 1 are held as scheduled.


    Honors Week provides the Hamline community many opportunities to celebrate undergraduate achievements. Beginning this year, we will celebrate these achievements in new ways, connecting faculty, students, donors, and staff throughout an entire week of events, culminating in an Honors Awards Reception for invited students, along with all faculty and staff.  Details about the Honors Awards Reception can be found below.

    Thursday, May 1:
    11:30 am - Fine Arts Honors Recital, Sundin Hall
    4:00 pm - Natural Sciences Awards Ceremony
    4:00 p.m. - Humanities Awards Ceremony, Klas Center Kay Fredericks Room
    5:00 p.m. - Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Sundin Hall
    6:00 p.m. - Honors Awards Reception (for invited students, all faculty/staff)

    Friday, May 2:
    3:30 p.m. - Hedgeman Center Honors and Awards, Anderson Center
    7:30 p.m. - Rimers of Eldritch, Anne Simley Theatre

    Saturday, May 3:
    7:30 p.m. - Rimers of Eldritch, Anne Simley Theatre

    Sunday, May 4:
    4:00 p.m. - A Cappella Choir Concert, Sundin Music Hall
    7:00 p.m. - Athletic Awards Reception, Anderson Center

    Tuesday, May 6:
    11:30 a.m. - Fine Arts Student Recital, Sundin Music Hall
    5:30 p.m. - McVay Recognition Dinner, Anderson Center

    Thursday, May 8
    4:15 p.m. - Wesley Center End-of-the-Year Awards and Celebration, Anderson Center 304

    Honors Awards Reception Information

    May 1, 2014 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Anderson Center

    Students recipients of the spring honors awards will receive individual invitations to the Honors Awards Reception via email mid-April.  Students being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa will receive an invitation via campus mail in early April. The reception is a celebration of undergraduate student leadership and academic achievements that includes faculty, staff, donors, and invited students' families.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate with faculty, staff, donors, President Linda Hanson, and other university leadership with appetizers and a short program beginning at 7:00 pm. Student award recipients will receive their award certificates and a commemorative gift. A photographer will be present for the event and a photo gallery will be available to attendees following the reception.

    For invited students and their families: please RSVP for the Honors Awards Reception (required for admission, by April 25).

    All faculty and staff are invited to attend and celebrate with the student award recipients.

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    Honors Awards Reception Speaker

    The Honors Reception, May 1st, 2014, will be an evening celebrating the achievements of Hamline students in the past year. Invited students will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments as well as the accomplishments of others in the company of faculty, staff and university leadership. Hours d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served and during a brief program which will highlight honors at Hamline, a student will have the opportunity to talk about what honors means to them. You can be the student speaker by filling out the application form.

    Qualified and interested students must nominate themselves by completing the online application below.

    Applications Due April 11th, 2014

    The application requires you to answer three questions:

    1. What have you been involved with?
    2. Why do you want to be the speaker at the reception?
    3. In 300-500 words, give us a general sense of your focus, responding to the following question: What does Honors mean to you, and to Hamline?


    • Hamline University undergraduate student who will graduate in the academic year
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Good disciplinary standing
    • Exemplify leadership, scholarship, and service during their time at Hamline

    The selection committee will meet on April 14, 2014 to narrow down candidates. Tryouts for finalists will take place April 16, 2014.

     Fill out the Honors Week speaker application by clicking below.

    Apply Now

    Questions? Contact Tracey Peters at tpeters02@hamline.edu