Student Awards

Student Awards

College of Arts and Sciences Graduating Student Reception and Awards Ceremony

Recognizing and celebrating undergraduate and graduate student achievement

Each spring we invite faculty, staff, graduating students and their families and friends to join us for one of the high points of the academic year. This ceremony and reception convey a sense of intellectual excitement and promise of future success to our entire graduating class.

During the ceremony, College award recipients are called to the stage to receive a graduation medal presented to them by the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A photo and short bio of each of the recipients is featured in the Award Ceremony Program.  Acknowledgement of these College level awards is also included in the Seattle University Commencement Program.

We are unable to celebrate the Class of 2020 in person and extend our congratulations.


The College of Arts and Sciences annually recognizes students in two categories for Undergraduate students and three categories for Graduate students. Nominations will be accepted from April 6-27, 2020.

Nominations are accepted for the following Undergraduate categories:

Nominations are accepted for the following Graduate Program awards:

Departmental Awards

These awards recognize academic achievement and scholastic excellence across the many disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Department Honors Awards

Majoring with departmental honors offers an opportunity for motivated and capable students to engage in extensive interaction with faculty and complete challenging directed study projects and research in their major.