The ELF is an in-person event where students present posters in the following Honors Experience categories:

  1. Service
  2. Professional Development
  3. Intellectual Achievement beyond the classroom
  4. Cultural Exploration
  5. Engaged Living
  6. Skill Development

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Registration Instructions

You must have received Experience approval within 12 months of the ELF date, in order to participate.

  1. Register
    • Registration opens: Fall - September 1; Spring - February 1
    • Deadline to register: Fall - October 1 at 11:59 pm; Spring - March 1 at 11:59 pm.
  2. At the time of registration, you need to be prepared to provide the following:
    • Title of project
    • Honors SPICES category
    • Preferred ELF presentation time (11:30am-12:30pm or 2:30pm-3:30pm)
    • Abstract (maximum of 150 words)
  3. Submit your poster with presentation in PPT to
    • Deadline: Fall - November 1; Spring: April 1
    • Use this poster template and submit it in PDF to
    • The Honors College will print your poster and hang it for your session time. You will get to take it home with you after the session.
  4. Students are required to be present during session for judging; select the time you can attend at least for 30 minutes. Click here for a sample of the rubric used for judging.
  5. ELF winners will be announced through Monday Messages.
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Opportunities within the Honors College

The Honors College offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of different programs to further expand knowledge, especially in the realms of professional development, leadership development, and public service. Special programs are fully integrated into the Honors College curriculum, making credit transfer simple and ensuring that students are working toward Honors requirements.