Honors Convocation will be held at Harper College on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m
in the Harper College Performing Arts Center. Watch the ceremony.
Honors Convocation is a traditional celebration of the academic excellence exhibited
by the faculty and students of a college.
Individual students receive a formal invitation and are honored for their overall
academic achievement, and their outstanding performance within a particular program
of study. Above all, Honors Convocation recognizes the students’ commitment to setting
and attaining high educational goals.
Honors Convocation FAQs
|What is the difference between Graduation and Honors Convocation?|
The Harper College Graduation Ceremony is a campus-wide ceremony honoring the completion of degrees and/or certificates.
At this ceremony, the President of Harper College confers degrees and certificates
of graduating students.
The Honors Convocation Ceremony honors individual students for overall academic achievement
and outstanding performance within a particular program of study.
|Who is eligible to participate?|
Eligibility to participate is determined by academic achievement and outstanding performance
within a particular program of study. Eligible students will receive an invitation
to attend the Honors Convocation ceremony.
|What award did I receive?|
All students invited to attend Honors Convocation will be recognized for an accomplishment
and invited on stage to be recognized. Some students may receive multiple awards throughout
the evening based on personal accomplishments achieved.
Students do not have a rehearsal prior to the ceremony, however, students should plan
to arrive early to check-in and receive their name card and assigned seating area.
|Is there a charge for Honors Convocation?|
There is no charge to attend or participate in Honors Convocation.
|How long is the ceremony?|
The ceremony lasts about 90 minutes and is followed by a dessert reception in the
lobby of the Performing Arts Center.
|What should I wear to the ceremony?|
Students will be walking across the stage to receive their award. Professional or
business attire is recommended.
|Who do I contact with other questions?|
|What time should my guests arrive?|
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served. In the event Performing
Arts Center becomes full, we will live stream the ceremony in two overflow rooms.
|Is there a limit to the number of guests I invite?|
There is no limit to the number of guests who may attend the ceremony but seating
is limited. Additional seating will be provided in a room adjacent to the Performing
Arts Center and the ceremony will be live-streamed into the room.
|Will my guests need tickets to attend Honors Convocation?|
No tickets are necessary to attend Honors Convocation.
We kindly request that the guest with small children refrain from bringing strollers
to the auditorium.
Parking and Special Accomodations
|What if my guests need special accommodations?|
Sign language interpreters and captioning will be available.
Accessible seating is provided in the audience section for guests using wheelchairs.
Ushers will be available to direct guests to this seating area. Harper College does
not provide wheelchairs at Honors Convocation.
|Will Honors Convocation be photographed?|
Honors Convocation is photographed, but students do not receive individual pictures when walking across the stage. Personal photography is
allowed during the ceremony.
|Where can I find the photos from Honors Convocation?|