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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 shc.psu.edu. 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.

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