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Academic Excellence Week

April 4-10, 2021

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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 and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership along with academic departments and programs across the campus. 

Academic Excellence Week Events:

 Thursday, April 8

Research Day

Virtual Conference
Schedule Available Here

Sessions open to guests. Links to Conference Virtual rooms will be available via the schedule link.

Research Excellence Awards Ceremony will be  5 PM -  5:30 PM
as a virtual Zoom. session. All  Research Award Finalists, their faculty sponsors, and guests are invited.
REA Awards Link:  https://unco.zoom.us/j/98914719096

 Thursday, April 8

Undergraduate Research Symposium/
NCUR/McNair/Honors Live Poster Session

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Campus Commons

Live poster session for NCUR, McNair & Honors posters

 Thursday, April 8

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dialogue Sessions

Sponsored by Graduate Student Association


Noon - 1:00 PM or

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual via Zoom

Please respond to the Eventbrite invite with the following link to RSVP: 


The facilitated dialogue sessions are open to all students, faculty, and staff at UNC to share their perspectives of what it means to feel a sense of belonging. 

The first 10 individuals to RSVP will receive a gift card to UNC Bear Bucks, complements of the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Graduate Student Association.

 Thursday, April 8

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences Honors Convocation

Virtual Event

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, April  8

Distinguished Scholars Celebration &  Research Excellence Awards

Virtual Event via Zoom meeting: Meeting ID: 989 1471 9096

ZOOM LINK: https://unco.zoom.us/j/98914719096

More Information, please email hsl@unco.edu for Research Excellence Awards information or nancy.schindele@unco.edu for Distinguished Scholars Event

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room in Campus Commons will be set up to accommodate up to 50 persons, for those who do not have another location.

 Sunday, April 11

College of Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Convocation

Virtual Event

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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:

Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership
Campus Box 13
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639-0072
(970) 351-2940