Seniors of Significance
The Arkansas Alumni Association honors Seniors of Significance during a reception at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House each year. The 71 graduating seniors, commemorating the university’s founding date of 1871, are recognized as well as their faculty or staff mentor.
The students are selected from nominations and represent each University of Arkansas undergraduate academic college. They are exceptional seniors who combine academic achievement, leadership skills and substantial extracurricular campus and/or community activities.
Students selected as Seniors of Significance have the opportunity to update their application in the spring semester to be further considered for the Senior Honor Citation program, as well as the re-established Razorback Classics program. These Seniors of Significance are the only students on campus who are eligible for the next two tiers.
During the reception, the Seniors of Significance receive a special honor cord to wear during graduation.
Seniors of Significance By Academic Year