Scholars Day

Scholars Day is a ceremony hosted by the Honors Program that extends to the greater University of Connecticut population. It recognizes students across all campuses who excelled academically during the most-recent calendar year.

Date and Time: March 27, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Location: Jorgensen Auditorium

Directions to Storrs

The Awards

Babbidge Scholar recipients for 2016

  • Undergraduate and/or Pharm.D. students
  • Have completed at least 12 calculable credits for both the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters
  • Earned a 4.000 (without rounding) semester grade point average (SGPA) for each semester

Past recipients:  20152014  | 2013   |   2012   |   2011   |   2010   |   2009   |   2008   |   2007

(In recognition of this achievement, each recipient will receive a gold colored pin to mark the occasion.)

New England Scholar recipients for 2016

  • Undergraduate and/or Pharm.D. students
  • Have completed at least 12 calculable credits for both the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 semesters
  • Earned at least a 3.700 (without rounding) semester grade point average (SGPA) for each semester (not an average of the two)

Past recipients: 20152014  | 2013   |   2012   |   2011   |   2010   |   2009   |   2008   |   2007

(In recognition of this achievement, each recipient will receive a silver colored pin to mark the occasion.)


Criteria for both awards

  • Courses taken on pass/fail or S/U graded courses are not calculable credit courses.
  • Temporary and incomplete grades must be completed to be considered for this award.
  • Grades must be posted in the student administration system as of January 30th.

Invitations

  • Digital invitations will be sent out in in mid-February
  • Family and friends are encouraged to attend. You are welcome to forward the invitation link.
  • Once you receive your invitation, please RSVP to University Events: rsvp@uconn.edu or (860) 486.1038
  • If you are unable to attend the event, you will receive emailed instructions regarding picking up your pin

Late Grades

Any student with changes to his/her grade(s) (completion of incompletes, improved grades) after January 30th, should review the above criteria to determine if he/she now qualifies for either award. Any student who believes he/she does now meet the criteria based on grade change(s) may submit a request for consideration for one of the Scholars Day awards.

Students with late grades should send a message to the Honors Program asking to be considered for a New England Scholar or a Babbidge Scholar award.  The email request must include the student’s name and ID#. The request must be received by February 12th. The Honors Program will review all requests and notify students of their award status.

Students who are newly verified for an award prior to the ceremony date are encouraged to attend the Scholars Day event.  However, due to the timing, they will not receive an official invitation and will not be listed in the program booklet.

As appropriate, students’ names will be posted on the Scholars Day website for approved requests received by February 12th.  Later requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Directions/Parking

Parking is available in the North Parking Garage for a fee

Directions to the Storrs campus/North Garage (Google Map)
I-84 east to exit 68. Turn right onto Route 195 south.
I-84 west to exit 68. Turn left onto Route 195 south.

Travel south on Route 195 straight through the intersection with Route 32. Continue straight ahead to the intersection with Route 44/Middle Turnpike and turn right onto Route 44 West. Proceed to first set of lights and turn left onto Discovery Drive. Follow Discovery Drive to set of lights. Proceed straight ahead (the name of the road changes to Hillside Road). At the first stop sign, turn left. The entrance to the North Parking Garage will be immediately on your left.

Exit the parking garage and walk up Hillside Road to Jorgensen, which is the brick building located on your left.