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Medallion Ceremony

The Honors College recognizes graduating seniors at a special Medallion Ceremony, held at the end of each semester, usually the Friday of graduation week. Each ceremony includes a guest speaker and a student speaker. The Honors College Deans confer each graduate with an Honors College medallion, which can be worn during other graduation events on campus.

Graduating seniors must register for the cermony in advance.

Invitations will be sent in October (December Commencement) and March (May Commencement).

Check the Events section of the website for current information.

Upcoming Dates

WELCOME BACK! Class of 2020 Reception
2-4 pm
Hillcrest House

Fall 2021: Friday, December 17
12-2 PM
Festival Highlands Room

Spring 2022: Thursday, May 12
Time: 1-3 pm
Location: Festival Ballroom


September 2020-Welcome Back Reception!

The Honors College is excited to welcome back the Class of 2020 for a special reception. The event will be held at Hillcrest House with light refreshments and a special medallion presentation. Inviations have been sent via email. Email Tammy Steele if you did not recieve the invitation and wish to attend.

December 2021 Medallion Ceremony Details

The Honors College plans to hold an in-person Medallion Ceremony followed by a buffet lunch for graduates and family members. Details will be finalized in late September/early October.

A formal invitation will be sent to gradates in mid-late October 2021.

May 2022 Medallion Ceremony Details

The Honors College Medallion Presentation is by invitation only. Students are requested to wear Regalia (except for the mortar board/cap) for the presentation. The presentation program will includes a student speaker, guest speaker and conferring of medallions. Students must register attendance to participate. Students will receive email confirmation of their date/time slot the week of April 12.

All guests attending the ceremony must either have the LiveSafe app and show status when entering the building or print and complete the COVID Health Questionnaire to turn in before entering. We are requiring all guests and graduates to adhere to COVID regulations (social distancing and mask wearing at all times) while in the building.

Student Speaker

Duke Dog welcomes you to Hillcrest!


Guest Speaker
Duke Dog welcomes you to Hillcrest!



Tammy Steele
Phone: 540-568-7728

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