Honors Recognition

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2023 Honors Recognition Celebration 

Each fall, we honor students who have had outstanding academic achievement in the previous academic year at our Honors Recognition Open House. The invitation to the award recipients were sent out the week of August 28.

Students can stop by the Douglass Building to pick up their Honors cord and meet the dean. They can also pick up a “Smart Cookie Club” sticker and enjoy a delicious frozen treat. Photo opportunities abound! Family members are welcome. (Limit four guests per student). Students must bring their CatCard to receive their cord.

Dean Lori Poloni-Staudinger posing with an honors student

If a student cannot attend the event, they can pick up their cord at Douglass 200W, M-F, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. after Sept. 29.

For questions about event details or to request any disability-related accommodations such as ASL interpreting, closed-captioning, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc., contact sbs-events@arizona.edu.

For questions about cords, your recognition letter, or Honors criteria, please see the below Q&A. If you still have questions, please reach out to Molly Leiker at mleiker@arizona.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can pick up their cord at the front desk of the SBS Dean’s Office, Douglass 200W, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. any time before their graduation.

SBS does not hand out certificates in a formal ceremony. All students earning Academic Honors received an email invitation to the Honors Open House that included a personalized and printable letter from the Dean recognizing their outstanding academic achievements. Your Honors designation is also listed on your official University of Arizona transcript.

Please review the university catalog's Academic Honors policy for criteria and more information.

You should double check the criteria, including graded units taken. Reach out to your Academic Advisor for further assistance in determining your eligibility.