Friday, May 5, 2017

Serve as a Student Representative on the L&S Faculty Honors Committee

The governing body of the L&S Honors Program seeks one student member to represent Honors students, alongside a currently serving student representative. This is a tremendous opportunity to make an impact on the Honors Program and to learn first-hand about academic governance. The two student members have voting positions on a committee eager for student input on decisions. The FHC is responsible for Honors policy in the College of Letters & Science and evaluates proposals for research and other grants.

The Honors student representatives on the Faculty Honors Committee (FHC) must make themselves available for three to four meetings (1.5 hours long) per semester. Meeting times will be decided by a Doodle poll that goes to all committee members at the beginning of each semester.
Interested? Please submit a letter of interest to Prof. Sabine Gross, the L&S Honors Program's Director, explaining why you would like to be a member of the Faculty Honors Committee. Please include details on how your background and experience will contribute to the FHC. Also, please indicate your other major academic, work, and/or co-curricular commitments for the coming academic year. FHC student representatives should be members in good standing of the L&S Honors Program pursuing either the Honors in the Liberal Arts, Honors in the Major, or Comprehensive Honors degree. We are seeking applicants who will be able to serve multiple years (in other words, those who plan to graduate May 2019 or later).

Letters of interest should be submitted to by the end of the day on Friday, May 19, 2017 with "FHC Student Representative" in the subject line. Questions can be addressed to or

Friday, April 28, 2017

L&S Honors Program Graduation Reception

Graduating this May? 

You and your guests are invited to attend the L&S Honors Program reception from 3:15- 5:00 p.m. in the Gordon Dining and Events Center on Friday May 12. 

No registration is necessary. Remarks will begin promptly at 3:45 - please arrive before then so that you can be recognized by name at the event. Light refreshments will be served. While you are welcome to wear your cap and gown to the Honors Program reception, most student and guests choose to wear dress casual attire. 

BUCKY will be making an appearance from 3:15 -3:45. So come early if you want a picture!

Keep in mind, this is the day before the university-wide commencement in Camp Randall Stadium on May 13th. For more information on the May 13th program, please visit

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Spring Garden Fest

Join us for music, fun, friends, and food on April 28th at our Eagle Heights garden! At 3:00pm we will begin our workday and at 5:00pm we'll have a live band, "Boo Bradley" and a delicious dinner for all. Mark your calendar and RSVP on facebook here!

Study Cafe

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

December 2017 Graduation Checks

Planning to graduate in December 2017? The L&S Honors Program will be hosting graduation checks at the Honors Program Office in Washburn Observatory during the last week in April. Please stop in to make sure that you are on track to complete your Honors in the Liberal Arts (HLA) degree requirements:
  • Tuesday, April 25, 3-4:30 PM
  • Friday, April 28, 2-4 PM
These will be drop-in sessions so there is no need to call or schedule an appointment in advance; just show up and we will be happy to chat with you. We hope that you will stop in so that we can make sure that you are all set to graduate!

If you have not yet applied to graduate in your Student Center, please do so. Applying to graduate will include you on several directories across campus including: the commencement program, graduation regalia offers, and other contact lists. If you are unsure of how to apply, the Office of the Registrar has an instruction page detailing the process.

Please note that if you are pursuing Honors in the Major (HM), we also encourage you to check-in with your departmental advisor to verify that your current enrollment will satisfy all outstanding requirements.
If you are not planning to graduate with an L&S Honors degree track (Honors in the Liberal Arts, Honors in the Major, or Comprehensive Honors), please complete the Honors withdrawal form and return it to the Honors Program office in Washburn Observatory. This is a very simple process, and doing it now will keep you from receiving a graduation deficiency notice as your graduation approaches.

Planning to graduate in May 2017? Please apply to graduate as soon as possible. The campus-wide deadline was March 31, 2017. Students who apply after the deadline may not be included on critical communications or the Commencement Program.

The Honors Program Advising Team is available to answer any questions as graduation approaches.