Honors College Events

You can find an ongoing schedule of Honors College Events and Programs here.

Honors College Advisory Board (HCAB) Events

HCAB plans regular events and programs for Honors College students, typically hosted during their weekly extended hours in the Honors College. These events are opportunities for students to build community, engage in social and creative programming, connect with campus partners through workshops and information sessions, and use the Honors College space after regular business hours.

HCAB is also responsible for planning the annual Honors College Ball. This is a formal event, hosted on campus, that allows students to dress up for a fun evening of music and dancing. The Ball is scheduled during the spring semester, usually occurring in March or early April. More information can be found for current students via the Honors College Announcements or on the HCAB Facebook page. The Honors College Ball is open to all UIC students.

Student-Faculty Luncheons

The Honors College organizes a luncheon for students and faculty each semester. Honors College students are encouraged to attend these functions to get acquainted with other students and faculty, especially their Honors College Fellows.

Professional Development and Career Workshops

The Honors College offers workshops throughout the academic year that allow students to connect with alumni in their professional fields, as well as learn about additional opportunities. Previous events include:

  • Observe a Mock Medical School Interview
  • Understanding the Earth to Save the Earth: Environmental Career Paths
  • Crafting Perfect Personal Statements
  • Entrepreneurship and Biotechnology Careers
  • Law School: What to Consider Before You Apply
  • Inside the Shark Tank: Lessons in Entrepreneurship from the Founder of Spikeball
  • Applying to Graduate Schools in the Humanities
  • Making the Most of a Gap Year
  • Alumni in Law/Alumni in Health

Honors College Convocation

The Honors College Convocation is a formal and personal way to acknowledge the success of graduating seniors. At the ceremony, students wear their commencement robes, and receive their gold stoles and a certificate of achievement. A leading scholar and an Honors College graduating senior are asked to speak. A reception for the students, their families, and Honors College staff and faculty follows. Find more information here.