The Honors Program is looking for several Honors graduates who would like to speak briefly (approximately three minutes each) at the Honors graduation ceremony that will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 27 in the Union Ballroom. This is not necessarily the standard graduation talk that summarizes the experience of the last four years and exhorts everyone to go out and do great things.

We like to have students specifically address some aspect of their undergraduate education that was significant and preferably has an Honors connection. In recent years we have had students who talked about the friendship and support that came from the cohort of Honors concentrators in a departmental Honors concentration program, about a particularly interesting study abroad experience, about an inspiring instructor or thesis advisor, about their thesis research, about teaching a section of Honors 135, about participation in Honors Summer Fellows…etc… (There is no reason you should avoid those topics if they are relevant to you.)

If you are interested in speaking, please email Elleanor Crown ( by April 2 with the topic you would like to address and a summary of what you plan to say. You do not need to prepare the talk unless you are selected. We will try to see that a variety of topics and interests are represented.