2021 Honors Convocation

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October 8, 2021 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Forbes Building
1140 E. South Campus Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85721
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The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences holds an Honors Convocation each fall to recognize students who have achieved academic excellence in undergraduate degree programs for the previous academic year. The event not only celebrates the hard work of students, but also serves to recognize the family and friends who support them.

The Honors Convocation ceremony recognizes students who achieved sustained academic excellence - designated as Highest Academic Distinction or Academic Distinction - in the previous academic year. Honors Convocation recognition is a significant achievement: only 802 CALS students earned this distinction for 2020/21.

CALS Honors Convocation

Friday, October 8, 2021
Forbes Building
3 - 4:30 pm (classes are not held between 3-5 p.m. this day to allow for participation)
  • 3 - 3:30 pm: Check in on the front patio
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Ceremony in the Courtyard

Before and following the ceremony, please join us for hors d’oeuvres in the Forbes Lobby and photos in the Forbes Courtyard. Dressy casual attire is recommended for all participating students.

About the Ceremony

The CALS Honors Convocation is an invitation only event. All eligible students received email invitations. RSVP by 10/5/2021 was required to attend the ceremony. The ceremony features a brief speaking program and individual recognition:

  • students will have their name read,
  • walk across the Forbes Courtyard stage, and
  • receive a cord for either Highest Academic Distinction (red/white/blue cord) or Academic Distinction (red cord).

What to Expect

Our goal is to celebrate your achievements safely by following the University's COVID prevention principles. Here's what you can expect:

  • Student only ceremony, guests are not allowed
  • The ceremony will be held outside, in the Forbes Courtyard
  • The ceremony will be recorded; a link will be sent to all student attendees to share with family and supporters
  • Masks are strongly recommended - masks will be available for your convenience

Questions? Contact Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant

Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant