Our 2020 Convocation ceremony marked the start of an Honors education for all first-year and transfer students on Sunday, August 30. Watch the recording below to hear from University Honors Program Director Sarah Crawford-Parker, Ph.D., Professor and Honors Faculty Fellow Nilou Vakil, and Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett Award Winner and senior Lauren Jennings.

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KU Today
Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty