UA Honors Week Culminates with Tapping on the Mound

  • April 2nd, 2018
A scene from the 2017 Tapping on the Mound ceremony.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will recognize the achievement of outstanding students and faculty during Honors Week, April 2-6, culminating in the Tapping on the Mound ceremony on Honors Day.

The Tapping on the Mound ceremony, a tradition since the early 1900s, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, on the Mound at the west side of the UA Quad.

The rain location will be Morgan Auditorium.

University honor groups Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, Blue Key National Honor Society and Anderson Society will induct members.

ODK’s membership includes students of junior standing or above who are in the top 35 percent of their class scholastically and who exhibit leadership. Mortar Board membership, one of the highest honors granted to college seniors, is based on leadership, scholarship and service.

Blue Key National Honor Society recognizes seniors who represent high scholastic ideals, leadership and diversity of background. The Anderson Society recognizes UA students who have made significant contributions to the University or the Tuscaloosa community.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.