Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



Schreyer Honors College To Host ‘Thesis Days,’ Virtual Medals Ceremony

The Schreyer Honors College will honor graduating seniors with a virtual medals ceremony, according to an email sent to students Wednesday.

Additionally, it’ll host an in-person “Thesis Days” celebration to honor seniors who have officially turned in their theses.

It’s typically a Schreyer tradition for seniors to celebrate the submission of their theses by ringing a gong in Atherton Hall. This year, in an effort to follow COVID-19-related guidelines, scholars will participate in Thesis Days from April 19 to 21. Then, they will have the opportunity to make an appointment to ring the gong in the Dean’s Suite of Atherton Hall.

Although students will not be able to bring guests as they have in previous years, Schreyer will have a professional photographer on-site to take pictures of scholars ringing the gong. These pictures will be available to download at a later date, according to the college.

Students who choose to participate in Thesis Days will receive a gift bag with their Schreyer medal inside. Those who don’t wish to attend the event will receive their medal in the mail.

While this is an in-person and socially distant celebration, the actual medals ceremony will take place entirely online, streamed through The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. The recording can be accessed from that website following the ceremony, too.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Katie Moats

Katie Moats is a senior majoring in English, and her goal this year is to get a big girl job. Seriously, though, if you're looking for someone who can write and edit like nobody's business, she's Katelyn Moats on LinkedIn and will literally interview with you tomorrow. You can follow her @k_moats24 on Twitter for stupid content, but if it's something serious, feel free to shoot her an email (preferably in the form of a poem) to [email protected]

Follow on Another Platform
State College Links
Other posts by Katie

Trusting Your Gut: Katie Moats’ Senior Column

“I uprooted my life and came to Penn State because I decided to follow a series of gut feelings, and I’ve been following those feelings ever since. I’m not sure where my next feeling will lead me, but I’m excited to see how it all turns out.”

We Want To See Your Best Graduation Pictures

SPA To Host Charli XCX For Virtual Concert April 23

Staff Predictions: No. 11 Penn State vs. Northwestern

Our staffers believe Penn State will remain undefeated in conference play after Saturday’s contest.

Staff Predictions: No. 11 Penn State vs. Northwestern

Our staffers believe Penn State will remain undefeated in conference play after Saturday’s contest.

Girl On Fire: Penn State Alum Paves Way For Military Women With ‘TORCH Warriorwear’

Haley McClain Hill, who is a military veteran and former NFL cheerleader, can now add “entrepreneur” to her resume after the creation of her clothing brand.

Tolerating Criticism Is A Virtue: An Open Letter To SPA

One of our staffers issued a response to SPA’s handling of a Twitter interaction following its announcement of a Domestic Violence Awareness Month speaker.

Send this to a friend