Message from the President

The deepest purpose of a university is to pursue knowledge for the benefit of society. The combination of elite faculty, outstanding students and first-class facilities enable Longhorns to advance understanding and to change the world.  Honors Day is an opportunity to celebrate our highest achieving students, those who have earned the designation of College Scholar or Distinguished College Scholar.  

To our 2021 honorees: congratulations and I look forward to sharing this moment with you, your families and friends, and your educators. It is fitting that they join us in this moment because they have all played a vital role in helping you fulfill your potential. As individuals, you are inspiring. As a team, you are unstoppable!

Jay Hartzell
President
The University of Texas at Austin