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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 graduation) and March (May gradautes).

Check the Events section of the website for current information.

Upcoming Dates

Spring 2020: Friday, May 8
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: Festival Ballroom

Fall 2020: Friday, December 18
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: Festival Highlands Room

May Medallion Ceremony Details

The May Honors College Medallion Ceremony is by invitation only and is a ticketed event. Students are requested to wear Regalia (except for the mortar board/cap) for the Medallion Ceremony. The ceremony program includes a student speaker, guest speaker and conferring of medallions. 

Students must register attendance and receive tickets to attend. A formal invitation will be sent in late March to all graduating Honors College seniors.

A senior celebration day is planned for Thursday, April 23 from 10 am-4 pm in D-Hall, Hall of Presidents. During this special Honors College only event students can:

  • finalize program details
  • pick up tickets
  • join the Hillcrest Club (young alumni club)
  • take professional headshots/cap and gown shots
  • and much more!

A formal invitation and details will be emailed to students in March detailing the event.

Additional details/information regarding the Honors College Medallion Ceremony will be added as the program is finalized in the coming months.

Student Speaker

To Be Determined

Guest Speaker

Lynette Chappell-Williams, J.D. will be the honored guest speaker at the fourth Honors College Medallion Ceremony. Lynette is the Chief Diversity Officer for Penn State Health, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion as well as Instructor for the Hershey College of Medicine.


Tammy Steele
Phone: 540-568-7728

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