Leah Palmer

The seventh annual honors banquet will be held on April 4. Held at the Museum of Natural History from 6 to 8 p.m., this event will be open to all honors students and faculty.

The banquet, honors adviser Dr. Melissa Johnson said, is a way for students to “celebrate the end of the year” and the successful completion of another semester as an honors student.

In past years, the honors banquet has been held at the Harn Museum of Art, the Thomas center, Touchdown Terrace, the Museum of Natural History, Emerson Hall and the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville. Each banquet has had a quirky theme to it, including the 1980’s and, for last year’s banquet, The Great Gatsby.  

This year, the honors banquet will be Alice in Wonderland-themed, so come dressed in your most whimsical attire. There will be a professional photo booth at the museum, as well as a full sit-down dinner. The museum exhibits will be open for students to explore and the butterfly garden will be rented out exclusively for honors students.

In addition to the museum attractions, a student will deliver the night’s keynote address. The banquet will also recognize honors faculty; one professor will be honored as Professor of the Year. The honors program will send out an email in late February detailing how to apply to be the banquet’s keynote speaker and how to nominate professors.

Tickets for this event are $10 and will become available in March; attendance will cap out at 150 people, including both students and faculty.