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Activities and Events

Welcome Back Picnic
At the beginning of the fall semester, the Honors Program hosts a picnic to welcome the incoming class of honors students and gather together all honors students to kick off the year. Food, conversation and a short welcome program take place ... and cake!

Team/Leadership Event 
All first-year honors students are required to participate in a team-building event, hosted by the Team Leadership Center, Inc. Students spend the afternoon on both the low and high ropes, discussion, and team-building/leadership activities.

Life Raft!
Our most popular event, honors council members (and honors students) recruit faculty members to participate in and compete for the coveted “paddle” to proudly display in their office.

All-Honors Meetings
All-honors meetings are held once a semester prior to registration for classes. At these meetings, students are informed about honors course offerings for the upcoming semester, registration updates, tips or reminders, program updates, and information on upcoming honors events. The meetings are divided into two segments: the first half of the meeting is for first-year and sophomore students specifically; the second half of the meeting is designated for the junior and senior class.

Annual Honors Trip
The peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Christians and Jews in Spain? Our Norbertine heritage in Austria and the Czech Republic? Tragedy in Greece? Because of our commitment to helping students achieve a global perspective, the Honors Program organizes an annual, for-credit, international J-term trip that is led by honors faculty.

Cook Out With President Bruess
During the month of April, President Bruess invites the first year honors students to his home to celebrate the successful completion of their first year at SNC.

Senior Honors Banquet
All graduating seniors from the Honors Program and their guests are invited to an honors banquet to celebrate their accomplishments.

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