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74th Annual Honors Day | April 9, 2022

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.


2022 Honors Day Program | April 9, 2 p.m., Frank Erwin Center

After a two-year pause, Honors Day will include an in-person, university-wide ceremony at which student honorees and their guests gather to celebrate their achievements.  Hosted by President Hartzell, the ceremony will take place at the Frank Erwin 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 9, to celebrate the 2022 College and Distinguished College Scholars.