At the end of the fall and spring semesters, the College of Science invites graduates and their families to the College of Science Commencement Ceremony. Students earning undergraduate and graduate degrees are invited to participate. All students are given individual recognition.
Honors Convocation
College of Science students on the Dean's List, Dean's List with Distinction, and Academic Distinction and Highest Academic Distinction lists for the previous academic year are recognized at Honor's Convocation, traditionally held on Family Weekend in the fall semester. Individual students are recognized and presented an honors cord in a color that corresponds to their award. Students are invited to wear the cords at Commencement.
Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
    A white cord will be presented to students that have achieved Dean's List which is based on 15 units and a grade-point average of 3.5000–3.999.
  • Dean's List with Distinction
    A red cord will be presented to students that have achieved Dean's List with Distinction which is based on 15 units and a 4.0 grade-point average.
  • Academic Distinction
    A blue cord will be presented to students that have achieved Academic Distinction which is based on 30 units and a grade-point of 3.5–3.999.
  • Highest Academic Distinction
    A red, white, and blue cord will be presented to students that have achieved Highest Academic Distinction based on 30 units and a 4.0 grade-point average.

General Chemistry Poster Session
Each May, students and faculty are invited to see posters prepared by the second semester General Chemistry lab course. Students design and perform their own experiment using one or more techniques provided by the department. Students then present posters on their results in a session designed to model those conducted at scientific meetings
Each spring the Geosciences department's undergraduate and graduate students gather together for the GeoDaze Symposium. GeoDaze is a student-run showcase of research done by undergraduate and graduate students. It is held in the Student Union and everyone is invited to attend.
Physics Phun Nite
Physics Phun Nite is the most popular outreach event in the Department of Physics. It's a free event held in November for the Tucson community where physics faculty, staff, and students present various physics experiments and demonstrations. Activities can only be described as a showcase of the most fascinating physical principles.
UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internship Symposium
Each spring on a Saturday morning at the Kuiper Space Sciences building, student interns and faculty from around the state gather to hear short presentations given by all of the current NASA Space Grant interns. All are invited!
Undergraduate Biology Research Program Conference
Each year in January about eighty UA undergraduate biology researchers present their work in a poster session held in Life Sciences South Building. Faculty, students, staff, family, and friends are invited to attend.

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