Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation Information

Video of Honors Convocation, April 17, 2013

The Honors Convocation will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Convenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

What is Honors Convocation?

Honors Convocation is a chance for the college community to recognize the academic success of our students.

Who is invited and recognized?
Students who made the Dean's List in either the spring or fall semester of 2013, and students who will graduate with honors in May 2014. The Dean's List students are recognized by class. Seniors who have been on the Dean's list every semester they have been at Calvin receive a certificate, and the Honors graduates receive medallions.

May families and friends attend?
Yes, families and friends of the invited students are encouraged to attend along with anyone from the college community. Guests may sit in the Mezzanine level or the Balcony level of the CFAC. The lower (orchestra) level is reserved for the faculty and Dean's list students. There is a reception for everyone in the Commons following the Convocation.

Do I have to dress up or wear anything special?
You do not have to wear anything special; however, we do ask that you NOT wear t-shirts, shorts or grungy jeans. "Dressy casual" is acceptable, such as khakis, shirts with collars, dress pants, etc. The honors graduates wear their graduation robes, and the faculty dress in full academic attire.

I am a student who made the Dean's List. Where do I go the night of the event? Students who were on the Dean's List during Spring or Fall 2013 should sit in the center Orchestra section of the auditorium. Seniors should sit toward the front, followed by juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Ushers will be available to help you find a spot. Please arrive in the auditorium by 7:15 PM to find a seat.

Seniors who have been on the Dean's List every semester during their time at Calvin will sit on the stage calipers. Please find the chair with your namecard on it and sit there. We will be announcing your names and presenting you with a certificate during the ceremony.

I am an honors graduate. Where do I go to line up?
Honors graduates meet in CFAC 127, which is behind the stage. We practice the procession and presentation of medallions before the program begins. We have your robes in this room for you to put on.

Who can I contact for more information?
You may email Ruth Flikkema from the Honors Program at rjf24@calvin.edu if you have more questions.