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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.

Check the Events section of the website for current information.

Upcoming Dates

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

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


December 2021 Medallion Ceremony Details

The Honors College will hold an in-person Medallion Ceremony followed by a buffet lunch for graduates and family members. The program will include student speaker, Marina George, '22, and conferring of medallions. 

December 2021 Medallion Ceremony Program

Any questions related to Commencement should be directed to Tammy Steele, Executive Assistant.

Student Speaker
Marina George, '22

Marina George is a senior from Arlington, Virginia majoring in Political Science and Psychology and minoring in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition to holding the role of Vice President of the Honors Leadership Council she is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, a Student Government Senator, a Peer Educator of Student Defenders, as well as a Democracy Fellow at JMU Civic. She also works as a Program Advisor for the Office of Residence Life.

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. A formal invitation will be sent to students in early March 2022.

Guest Speaker
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Tammy Steele
Phone: 540-568-7728

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