Honors Senior Symposium

The Honors Senior Symposium is the ‘capstone’ or culmination of your Honors experience. It ought to reflect your interests and your experiences as well as showcase your ability to learn autonomously. As such, there is no definitive formula or template that we can give you to complete your capstone: they will be as unique and varied as the students in Honors.


In the tradition of academic symposiums, the Honors Program's Senior Symposium celebrates the independent learning of students in our program. Each year students share their work through condensed talks and poster presentations on a wide range of projects. These reflect preparation for graduate school or careers; they become a creative outlet, or further intellectual aspirations.

At the same time, as a capstone experience, Senior Symposium projects ought to be connected to some aspect of the student's undergraduate career. We encourage students to use an internship, Honors contract, practicum or research experience as the basis of his or her symposium poster.