Below is a list of upcoming events within the Fishback Honors College and across campus.
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Honors College Programs
- First-Year Fellowship
First-Year Fellowship (FYF) came about as a way to foster an inclusive community among first year students. The goal is that the students involved in the program will develop friendships while also learning about new peoples and cultures. In addition, we aim to help students grow in self-awareness and gain a deeper understanding of their own identity. Through monthly meetings, students learn new things about themselves or others and should come away with a honed definition of what ‘diversity’ and ‘community’ mean to them. At the end of the fall semester, students who have participated fully the program can submit a final reflection paper to receive a certificate of participation.
- What's Next?
This program, inspired by Honors students, fosters collaborative relationships across the SDSU campus, with Honors alumni and with community leaders. During What’s Next? events, Honors students explore various academic, career and service opportunities as they begin to imagine their paths after graduation. In the past, we have talked about graduate school, financial health and personal wellness, among other topics.
Honors College Events
- Hike and Read Retreat
Students who participate in the Hike and Read Retreat read a common book during the summer. Then, we gather on the Sunday before classes start in the fall to discuss the book at the Oak Lake Field Station. The afternoon also includes hiking, canoeing and plenty of opportunities to make new friends.
- Ice Cream Social
The ice cream social takes place early in the fall semester and offers the opportunity to meet fellow students, faculty and staff who are committed to Honors--all while enjoying free ice cream in the Honors Hall courtyard.
- Honors Thanksgiving
The Honors Thanksgiving dinner is an opportunity for students, faculty and community members to come together and enjoy a Thanksgiving-style meal in mid-November. This is a joyous community event that includes fellowship, connections and delicious food.
- Town Hall
The annual Honors Town Hall offers a chance to discuss important topics pertaining to the Honors College with students, faculty, alumni and community members. Past topics of discussion have included student/faculty interaction, alumni relations and strategic planning.
This event is a celebration of the achievements of Honors students, faculty and community members. Awards are presented in several categories to members of the Honors community who have been nominated and selected for the award by a faculty committee. We also recognize students who have completed their general education requirements and students who have completed their Honors independent study projects. The night also features a keynote presentation from an invited guest and opportunities for socializing with members of the Honors community.
- Independent Study/Research Social
Faculty from around the university come together in one place at this social to help students identify research opportunities they might be interested in pursuing. Often, students will discover new and exciting research topics, and these ideas might just inspire an Honors independent study project.
- Medallion Ceremony
Students graduating with Honors College distinction receive the Honors medallion at a special ceremony on the afternoon before the university graduation ceremonies in May. Each graduate also has the opportunity to recognize a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to their collegiate career. All are welcome to join us for this truly celebratory Honors event.
Check out some of the highlights from previous Honors College events!
91 students participated in Awkward party festivities this year! Due to social distancing guidelines, HCSO leaders Emily Toms and Maddie Fitch decided to host an interactive scavenger hunt. Students could participate in the event face-to-face on campus or virtually! Maddie, upon reflecting on the event explained, "The Awkward Party was a great way to introduce freshman to the HCSO. It was exciting to meet incoming Honors students and learn what their interests are. I cannot wait to see what this semester holds for everyone involved in Honors!"
Can You Paint Like Bob Ross?
Honors Hall CAs Carolyn and Kari hosted an event that invited residents to show off their Bob Ross painting skills. Awards were presented in categories such as “Most Like Bob” and “Most Original.”
HCSO Chalk Competition
HCSO hosted a chalk art competition in the courtyard of Honors Hall. The event provided some time for students to be creative and social—a perfect break from Homework. More than 25 students participated and the art on the sidewalk provided joy to all of those that walked by.
Upperclassmen Tile and Canvas Paint Night
Seventeen Upperclassmen participated in a canvas and tile paint night sponsored by The Brookings Arts Council, organized by Honors Graduate Assistant Amanda Husted. This event allowed students to participate in fellowship and have a gathering point as we approach the end of the semester.
Halloween Party: The kind you had in Elementary School
Much joy was spread, to and between the 35 participants, at the 2020 Honors College Halloween Party: The kind you had in elementary school. From obscure Halloween Trivia to painting and bingo, all that participated left with snacks in hand and a smile on their face.