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Academic Excellence Week

April 2-8, 2023

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Academic Excellence Week is a Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership tradition that has been celebrating student academic and scholarly achievements for over 30 years.

Events scheduled throughout the week celebrate and honor academic excellence across the university and throughout all of the colleges. Academic Excellence Week is coordinated by the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership along with academic departments and programs across the campus. 

Academic Excellence Week Events:

Saturday, April 1

Cumbres Graduation Brunch

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

University Center Panorama Room

Tuesday, April 4

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences
Honors Convocation

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

UNC University Center Panorama Room

Thursday, April 6

Distinguished Winchester Award Ceremony

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Presentation by Winchester Distinguished Scholar Dr. Emily Holt.
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Reception
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Faculty Scholar Awards

Hosted by ORSP. For more Information please email nancy.schindele@unco.edu

Thursday, April 6

School of Biological Sciences Symposium

School of Biological Sciences Graduate Oral Presentations
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Longs Peak Ballroom

School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Poster Session

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Mt Evans & Pikes Peak Ballrooms

 Thursday, April 6

Research Day

Live Conference at UNC University Center 8 AM - 4 PM

Poster sessions in Mt Evans and Pikes Peak Ballrooms

  • Poster Session 1 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Poster Session 2 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Oral Presentation Sessions in Aspen A, B, C, Spruce A, B and Columbine A:

  • 9:30 –10:45 Session A 
  • 11:00 – 12:15 Session B 
  • 12:30 – 1:45 Session C 
  • 2:00 – 3:15 Session D 

Distance Presentations: Our distance presentations are co-mingled in the schedule and will be in Spruce C.

 Thursday, April 6

Research Excellence Awards Celebration

4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Panorama Room, 3rd Floor, University Center

For students, faculty and guests involved with the Research Excellence Awards competition

All Finalists should attend.

 Thursday, April 6

College of Natural & Health Sciences 17th Annual
Student Research Celebration

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Campus Commons 

Sunday, April 16

College of Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Convocation

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

UNC University Center Grand Ballroom

More information

For more information, and for departments, academic programs and other units who would like to include an academic achievement related event as part of Academic Excellence Week, please contact:

Division for Undergraduate Academic Engagement
Campus Box 13
Michener L98
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639-0072
(970) 351-2940