Honors Convocation is an annual celebration where undergraduate students are recognized for their distinguished academic achievements. It is one of the University’s most important academic traditions.

"Social Justice and the Role of Higher Education: Can One Person Make a Difference?" is the theme of this year’s Honors Convocation. President Mark Schlissel and faculty and student speakers will explore this topic from various perspectives. Audience members will also enjoy a special performance by students from the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, in addition to the presentation of three academic awards: James B. Angell Scholars, University Honors, and the William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize.

The convocation begins at 2:00 p.m. in Hill Auditorium and will conclude at approximately 3:15 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 1:15 p.m. and seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Immediately following the ceremony, students and guests are invited to attend a reception in the historic Michigan League where they will have the opportunity to meet President Schlissel, Provost Pollack, and deans of the schools and colleges.