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Honors Events

Signature Honors Events


SURCA Poster Showing

The Spring/Summer Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards (SURCA) are offered each year through a partnership between Applied Learning and CSURF and provide funding to support undergraduate students engaged in research, creative scholarship, or other independent academic work outside of their courses.

Each semester, Honors and CSURF share a display of the SURCA projects from the previous semester. These projects span numerous departments and settings, from the laboratory to the marsh to the film studio. We'll hold a reception where you can meet the student and faculty teams. 


Honors Speakers

The Honors College hosts a Spring Speaker each year who brings to the campus an important, scholarly discussion that is current and interdisciplinary. Traditionally, prior to the speaker's arrival, a book group open to faculty, staff, and students is sponsored by the College to engage the community in the topic and promote discussion, debate, and opportunities for inquiry.


Mid-Year Medallion Ceremony Celebration

Each December the Honors College hosts an event for the first-year Honors students and Honors students who are graduating mid-year. It is a chance to feature the talents of the students and to recognize our mid-year graduates for their accomplishments in research by finishing either Departmental or University Honors.

  • Presentation of posters from the graduates
  • Honors Medallion Ceremony
  • Presentations and performances from first-year students
  • Food, fun, and connection to end the fall semester

Spring Honors Medallion Ceremony

We have a breakfast in May in which the first official graduation weekend event is held for our Honors graduates. At this breakfast, we recognize our University and Departmental Honors graduates. A

The Honors Medallion signifies completion of the requirements to graduate with Honors from UNCW and is bestowed on the student by the faculty mentor.

  • Presentation of posters from the graduates
  • Honors Medallion Ceremony

Family Weekend and Alumni Events

During Family Weekend and Homecoming, the Honors College welcomes our alumni and students' families to events sponsored by the college! Check the schedules for these great occasions and look for the Honors College's annual social.