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75th Annual Honors Day | April 15, 2023

About Honors Day

Introduced in 1948 and celebrated every year since, Honors Day recognizes the accomplishments of the highest achieving students at The University of Texas at Austin — those who, by meeting competitive criteria, have earned their distinction as College Scholars or Distinguished College Scholars.

The deepest purpose of the university is to unlock the potential of our students.  Honors Day is an opportunity to celebrate those students who not only reached their potential but surpassed it — elevating themselves to the very highest levels of academic accomplishment.


2023 Honors Day Program | April 15, 2 p.m., Moody Center

Student honorees and their guests will gather to celebrate their achievements at a university-wide ceremony.  Hosted by President Hartzell, the ceremony will take place at the Moody Center on the UT Austin campus.

Each scholar attending the ceremony will receive a set of honors cords that can be worn with academic regalia at Commencement. Distinguished College Scholars are also awarded a medallion onstage during the ceremony. 

In keeping with tradition, the UT Tower will be lit orange on Saturday, April 15, to celebrate the 2023 College and Distinguished College Scholars.